Sunday, July 19, 2009


I TOTALLY SCORED the winning touchdown on this idea! I know that its been a while since I've posted an actual creation. But seriously, I'm doing the end zone dance on this one!!

Wednesday night I got home from work to find that my oldest DS was invited to a b-day party TODAY (you just have to love "coaches/mom's" who throw in a zinger putting me deep into my own end zone to start the offensive run). The invitation was in the shape of a football. Good game plan to start with. Then I RAN with it. Totally dodging blockers from all angles!! This quarterback SCORED!!

I used a full sheet of the new In-Color Dusty Durango and roughly drew out my football shape. Ran the front though my Cuttlebug with the embossing folder. Took my Creamy Caramel ink pad and ran it over the top for a direct to paper grunge look. Then I used a sponge dauber and some Chocolate Chip ink to darken the bottom edge to give it a more round shape. Cut out the strips from Very Vanilla and dirtied them up with some So Saffron ink. Then my first "down". Actually used some vanilla ribbon to LACE THE HAND GRIP!! (oh yeah, oh yeah!!). Added some black "stitching" and highlighted with my Inkssentials white opaque pen.

Now, at this point, I'm in the zone!! All I can see is the markers flyin' by!! Crossed the 50 yard mark and I'm dodging EVERYTHING!! Then I getting deep towards the end zone. END ZONE!! Oh yeah, BABY!! This one is gonna ROCK!!

(ok, some technical difficulties were experienced in trying to photograph the inside of this card. the top of the card is weighted down by the goal I'm trying to hold open the card, get the camera in a position that it might focus AND get most of the picture to be the card and not my hand!!)

Is this just not the BOMB?!! I covered up the lacing on the inside with another layer of Dusty Durango. I drew out the football field on Wild Wasabi using my trusty Inkssentials pen again (and yes, I know that the one end zone is "short".....genius that I am....I did not design my football to fit my playing field, but rather I designed the playing field to KINDA fit my football!). Then I layered that onto some Garden Green. Made a slit about 1" to make the base for the pop up (I'm about at the 20 yard line now!! hehe). Then I made my goal post. The "pole" is actually a yellow craft stick that I had in my stash of junk (I mean STUFF). It's a tad difficult to see in the picture, but I made a transparency pocket (with a half oval punched out to make a grab area) in the middle of the goal posts.

SCORE!! It holds a gift card!! (oh yeah, oh yeah!!)

Now, I did not spike the ball in the end zone, but I sure did a DANCE!! I am sooooo excited how this turned out!! I'm already thinking about ideas using a basketball!!

I was going to put TOUCHDOWN in big letters across the top of the goal post...but I'm thinking that is about the only area for DS to sign the card!! (btw: I scored double on this card as BOTH my boys thought that it was just "AWESOME". Yeah, I'm going to have to ice my shoulder pretty good for all the self patting I'm doing over here!!) Supplies: Paper: SU's Dusty Durango, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, 120# Pure Luxury in white. Inks: SU's Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron. Stamps: None. Accessories: Cuttlebug and embossing folder, 08 black micron pen, Inkssentials White Opaque pen, red liner tape in 1/4" and 1/2", Small oval punch (SU), transparency sheet, craft stick.

So, was it worth the game delay?! I'm on such a high, that I think I just might have to try creating something else just to see what wonders I can come up with again!! BWHHAAAAA

Seriously now. I hope that you found a little inspiration in my card today. It was a fun idea to run with. Thanks for stopping by!!


Kerney Whitman said...

WOWOWOW!!!! this is just totally awesome! How in the world did you think to make the goal post gift card holder?!?! See, now this is where you jump the line from "crafty" to "artistic"! I can copy this...but no way would I have ever dreamed it up on my own!!! What a lucky kid, hope they realize it! Or you could be like me and stand over them and explain it all!!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

totally, totally a TOUCHDOWN! with xtra points because you did it so quickly too! Hip, hip hooray! way to go team! i'm impressed. i think the #1 team should hire your for next year with a gazillion dollar salary! wooo hooo!


terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I made a card exactly like this months ago - using textured scrap wallpaper for the actual football, but didn't do anything fancy on the inside - that's so cool! My friend, who is a sportswriter, would have loved that part too!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Great card. And now you can basketballs, soccer balls... Bwahahahahahah!

kaiandkristi said...

You are SO creative! You know...Kasen will be having a birthday party in about 7 months, and though our kids have a few years between them, I don't think it's a big deal...;-) (Kidding) This idea totally rocks! Way to go!

Dawn Mercedes said...

oh my goodness...this totally is a winner!

Deb Sumption said...

Just found your "Touchdown" in SCS gallery and am totally wowed! I was actually looking for some ideas for coach gifts, this is fabulous. Now, if I can just recreate it....we'll see how that works out. Thank you for sharing this, it is fabulous.