Sunday, August 27, 2017

my #1

Hi all! My oldest is getting ready to start 1st grade next week and I am having some issues with all of my kids getting older. I love seeing them grow but at the same time I want them to stay little forever :/ Anyway, I wanted to make/give him a card the night before just in case he has any butterflies about going back. Also, football season (American football) has started! So, with that I couldn't help but use the cutest little squirrel football players from Clearly Besotted.

I'm not great at creating a background but I'm trying :) I started by stamping the little squirrels on some white cardstock and then colored them in with copics. My son's school colors are blue and maroon so those are the colors for the one with the football. Once I finished them I tried coloring the grass with copics but had a hard time blending that big of an area. I used a light blue just around the squirrels for the sky too. Then I changed tactics and got out my distress inks and blended them for the sky and over some of the grass. The clouds are a stencil with white pigment ink.

The sentiment is from the same CB stamp set and I used a MFT die to cut a scallop edge on my panel. I added the panel to a white card and added some glossy accents to the football to make it puffy.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Game on
Dies: MFT - Blueprints 20
Inks: copic markers, distress inks 

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  1. What a cute card, your little one is sure to love it. They do grow up too quickly, don't they? xx

  2. Sweet card. Love it. Thanks very much for playing along Simon Says Stamp Back to School Challenge. Gayatri xx


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