Have no fear though; even if I didn't have time to blog I did manage to find a quiet moment or 2 to sneak into the stamp room and create a few things. It's the first Fab Friday Challenge of 2017 so I had to be prepared. We have a fun sketch challenge this time around!
Kind of a fun layered look isn't it?
I decided to make a card to celebrate James Madison University (JMU) who is playing in the FCS Championship football game tomorrow! Woo Hoo! Go Dukes! My husband graduated from JMU and we have season tickets and get to see most of the home games up in Harrisonburg. The boys are beyond excited to watch them play on Saturday. The game is at noon and I hope all you Virginians tune in to cheer them on.
JMU's colors are purple and gold so it was a fun card to put together. I think I had every single gold card making item that I own out on my stamp desk to see what worked best. The new Custom Tee stamp set from Stampin' Up! is perfect for making sports themed cards. It's in the new Occasions catalog so definitely check it out! You can use any team colors to customize them for the recipient. The purple that I used is the retired Concord Crush. Paired with the white and gold I think it looks pretty sharp.
The background is embossed with the Stars embossing folder. Next I layered Gold Shimmer paper, a square of Concord Crush, a piece of retired gold Fancy Foil vellum and then the shirts.
One shirt is stamped in Concord Crush with the #1 embossed in gold and the other shirt is Concord Crush embossed with gold. I used the Labeler Alphabet to stamp and emboss "JMU Dukes" and to just stamp the banner. The little star is also a stamp in the Labeler Alphabet and goes perfectly with the background.
I hope you'll join us in this Fab Friday challenge! To get more inspiration check out the rest of the Design Team samples. They always blow me away and I get tons more ideas from them!
And don't forget: Saturday at noon watch the game and cheer on JMU!
Thanks for looking! Did you stamp today?
Stamps: Custom Tee, Labeler Alphabet
Ink: Versamark, Concord Crush (retired)
Paper: Whisper White, Concord Crush (retired), Gold Glimmer, Fancy Foil vellum
Accessories: gold embossing powder, T-shirt Builder Framelits, gold twine, dimensionals