Thursday, April 23, 2020

Basketball Birthday - Stampin' Up! For the Win

  Stampin' Up! released the Last Chance List aka The Retirement List yesterday.  It's a bittersweet day every year when it comes out and we see what favorites are saying good-bye.  On one hand we lose supplies but on the other we also get a look at the new catalog so we can be excited for new items.  It's kind of a messy day to be honest and a little overwhelming seeing page after page of retiring items from 2 catalogs.  I haven't even really looked at it that closely but I'll be heading to the stamp room later today to see what's what! 

  For today I've got a card I made a few weeks back for a sweet girl at our church who was really bummed not to be able celebrate her 11th birthday with her friends.  She's big into basketball so I went with that theme for my card.

  I started with a piece of Cajun Craze that I embossed with the Hammered Metal embossing folder which reminded me of the texture of a basketball.  Then I dug into my retired Wood Textures DSP and found a piece that looks like a gym floor; at least to me it does!  Then I added the center court line and circle (not sure if those are the real names or what-- I never played basketball!) using Whisper White cardstock and circle dies.

  I wanted to highlight the 11 for her birthday so I cut several ones in Basic Black using the really old Bigz number dies.  I glued 3 layers together for each one so they would be a bit sturdier.  Then I pressed each one into Versamark and embossed it with black shimmer embossing powder.  It was a good alternative to Black Shimmer paper which I thought I had some of but actually didn't! 

  I popped the numbers on dimensionals and then added some Cajun Craze embossed basketballs bouncing around the court.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: For the Win

Ink: Versamark

Paper: Cajun Craze, Basic Black, Whisper White, Wood Textures DSP (retired)

Accessories: Hammered Metal embossing folders, Layering Circles dies, black embossing powder, shimmer black embossing powder, Bigz Numbers dies (retired), dimensionals, circle punch

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