Monday, January 25, 2016

All The blues

Another  Football themed card.
This time for our Grandsons other Granddad
whose Birthday it was last week.
Again I made the card in his local teams colours.

The sentiment is a large word stamp by Woodware.
I started off wih a large offcut of  white card stock
and glued different widths of snippets of design paper across
the card to fill.
Football paper is a digi by 
'Print Fun Factory' a shop on Etsy.

I used bright blue cardstock  for the base
and adhered the football design paper to the front
having first stamped the clear stamp onto it
so that I knew the wording would be centered.
I then stamped again onto the card of glued down stripes
and fussy cut out each letter separately. Some I had to stamp 
more than once as the letters overlap. 
I then proceeded to glue onto the stamped image making 
sure I had the correct letters overlapping each other .
I can't deny it wasn't fiddly but the finished result was worth it.
Happy Birthday spelt out in his teams colours.!


I then found as I had made the card a non standard size
I had no envelope to fit it so had to make one
which I decorated with some strips of the football paper
on  the front and on the inside flap.

Entering into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion #296 Anything goes.
Always Playing with Paper #58 Masculine cards.
Crafty Creations #307 Paper piecing.
Art Impressions #176 Paper piecing.
Creative Fingers #101 Anything goes.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #213 Use your snippets.


20 comments:

  1. You have so much patience to do all that paper piecing. It paid off as the sentiment pops off the page. Well done!

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  2. PS Forgot to say will be watching for the tent card collapsing fold solution. I did think of making sort of a short strip of acetate inside and hiding it under a snowflake of something and then hiding it under the sentiment page mat...but thought I would post looking for solutions first!

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  3. PS Forgot to say will be watching for the tent card collapsing fold solution. I did think of making sort of a short strip of acetate inside and hiding it under a snowflake of something and then hiding it under the sentiment page mat...but thought I would post looking for solutions first!

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  4. Patience indeed to paper piece all those letters but has made a lovely card ValeryAnne.

    V x

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  5. This looks super Mrs A and as Brenda says you certainly have got patience to paper piece all those letters. I do like paper piecing very much. Barbxx

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  6. A great masculine card made with a lot of patience. But with a beautiful result!!
    Lia xx

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  7. Fabulous male card and all your hard work was certainly woth the effort. Bet the other grandad loved it xx

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  8. It certainly was worth the effort - fabulous male birthday card.

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  9. Beautiful male card! You have had a great idea to make a card with the teams colours of your Grandson for his birthday! And how many busy you have been for these letters! Stunning work!

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  10. This is really cool. I like the lettering of that greeting. Paper piecing it was an awesome idea!

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  11. So worth all the work Mrs A! I love those Woodware stamps - perfect for paper piecing :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  12. Whoo, I like that stamp. You decorated it so cute and made a great guy card.

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  13. Fantastic football card! I love what you've done with the sentiment!! So much work, but so well worth it; it turned out amazingly! Great masculine card. Bev

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  14. I have that stamp and you are right it is fiddly to paper piece but well worth the effort - especially as you could use football team colours which I'm sure were appreciated.

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  15. Wonderful paper piecing and super cute Papers! Thanks for joining us over at Art Impressions for our Paper Piecing Party Challenge!

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  16. This is stunning and your paper piecing is fantastic. Michelle x

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  17. Perseverance and patience paid off, it looks great.

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  18. Great use of prints here, and those stripes are too fun! Bet he loved it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Challenge!

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  19. Gorgeous work. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Creative Fingers Challenge Blog this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Keep Smilin',
    Stacey xxx
    Creative Fingers DT
    Lasata's Crafty Hideout {My Blog}

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