Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Play Ball

{If you are looking for my Word Art Wednesday post, please scroll down or click here.}

I have another card to share with you today featuring another set just released by Our Daily Bread Designs. This week I'm sharing a card using the Baseball Stamp/Die Duo. I really like the sentiments they used in these sports themed sets. As you know, I love fancy fold cards and since I haven't made a center step card in awhile, I dusted off my directions and made one. I started off with a piece of navy cardstock that measured 4.25" x 11". With the short side at the top of my paper trimmer, I lined the cardstock up on the 1" mark that is on the right side of the trimmer blade, moved the blade to the 1" mark and cut down to 6.5". I slid the paper over to line it up with the 1" mark to the left of the blade and repeated the cut from 1" to 6.5". Using my Scor-Buddy, with the long side of the paper at the top and the cut 1" from the left edge to the left, score completely across the card at 1". Score just from the card edge to the cut marks at 2" and 6.5" on both sides of the card. At 5.5" score between the cut lines only. Mountain and Valley fold on the score lines as shown in the picture below. OR you could use one of ODBD's Center Step Card bases and make your life much easier!

I stamped the sentiment and then die cut and matted it with the Double Stitched Circle Dies. I left the cardstock in the dies and embossed both of these circles and love the subtle detail it gives them. Baseball is such a great American past time and the papers from the Americana Quilt collection go so well with that theme. The baseballs were stamped and then die cut with the coordinating die. They were highlighted with some Copic coloring and then the seams were added with a Zig journaling pen. This same red pen was used to color in the open letters in the main sentiment and in the "Play Ball!" sentiment. A trio of star sequins highlight the sentiment.

I carried the baseball theme to the inside by stamping a baseball on the message panel. This baseball was also highlighted with Copics and the red pen.

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Other supplies used:
Cardstock - Recollections (Red), Simon Says Stamp (Soft Navy), Georgia Pacific (white)
Inks - Versafine Ink (Onyx Black), Memento (Tuxedo Black) 
Tools/Embellishments - V's Sweet Ideas (Hologram Stars 5mm), Copic Markers (C0, 1), Zig Ball Pen (5mm Red)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Scor-Pal More Than One Fold Challenge #40 - Card must be 3D and have more than one fold
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Must Use Patterned Paper
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #356 - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge #176 - Fancy Folds
City Crafter Challenge Blog #375 - No Flowers
Always Fun Challenges #19 - Going in Circles
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Add a Sentiment

Thanks for stopping by to visit with me today. I do hope you'll stop by and check out the August Release at Our Daily Bread Designs. All the sports lovers in your life will thank you. :)


Jane Willis said...

I have to confess that I haven't a clue about baseball so I don't understand the sentiment but I do understand the message behind it. A really stunning card, thank you for sharing at Cardz 4 Guyz

Patti J said...

Another great card! Loving the fold and the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Scor-Pal!

Margaret said...

Must also confess I know nothing about baseball but really like what you have done with the card and the papers you have used. Also how well you have adapted it on your centre step card.
Thanks for sharing with CHN patterned paper challenge.
Margaret M DT

Marina said...

Great design and colours. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

Teresa Kline said...

cute cute and design! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Larelyn said...

I love everything about this card, the design, the theme, and the sentiment - all are fabulous. Thanks for joining our Always Fun challenge.

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz, good luck!!! Amy DT

Kim said...

Love your step card and the awesome sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Sian said...

Great card. I love the colours and the sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Sian.

Di Di W said...

Wow! Nicely done.

Kimberly Pate | KP Kre8tions said...

Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

Great design, and I love that sentiment!

Regards, Kimberly

KPKre8tions {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

fusiafscrapping said...

Your card is beautiful. You made my day! Thank you so much for participating in our 'More than one fold' challenge at Scor-Pal!


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