Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Playing today

and I needed to make a couple of cards. One is for an upcoming challenge, so you won't be able to see that one until Saturday. But, the other one is for my nephew whose birthday is this Saturday. I have such a hard time coming up with ideas for teen boys' cards!! Why are they so difficult?

I am absolutely NOT going to claim that this was my original idea. I wish I could tell you whose idea it was though! I saw it on someone's blog a few weeks ago and stored it in my mind as a great idea for my nephew's card. I honestly would have never thought of using the tiny bubbles (I don't know if that is what the OP used or not...but it looked like it would work for a football!) for the texture of a football and adding the laces. It looked so cool and I just had to do it for this card. It is a VERY simple card since it is for a teen boy. I didn't think he would like all the fru-fru.
Materials: PAPER-Bazzill cardstock, STAMPS-Melissa Frances, INK-Memories Chestnut Brown (Stewart Superior), OTHER-Tiny Bubbles embossing folder (ProvoCraft), cream satin ribbon, awl, brass brads

Oh wait....I just remembered where I saw the idea for a football. It was on this post on the Club Anya blog. Airforcemommy created a card with the football as a background. But, I see now that she used the Swiss Dots folder which looks super cool too!! Told ya I was working from memory on the card!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a creatively wonderful rest of the week!