Saturday, June 9, 2012

Celebrating Dreams

A few weeks ago I mentioned needing a soccer image to make a card for my nephew.  He tried out for a soccer team, and was thrilled when the coach called to let him know he had made the team.  (He didn't think he had a chance to get picked.)

It's taken a while, but I finally finished his card.  I had a lot of fun putting this one together, and it took on a life of it's own.  The final result isn't anything like what I had in mind...

The design papers are from My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper pads (Fine and Dandy - boy and Quite Contrary - Jack and Jill).  The stamps are from Lili of the Valley (Football Crazy and one of the sentiments from the Vintage - Just to Say set).  My "ribbon" is a piece of a shower scrubbie - I thought it would make a good goal net.

I cut out three extra balls and glued them together in a fan type pattern, then popped it up for some extra dimension.  The sentiment is also popped up on foam tape.

Finally, I stamped the envelope with a pair of sentiments from the Mixed Circular Sentiments set.

Sending sunshine your way~

1 comment:

Carol L said...

Your nephew is going to be doubly surprised for receiving this cute card after he was picked to play on the team! Genius use of a shower scrubbie for texture - I love it :)