Monday, January 12, 2009
I was commissioned by one of my very best customers to create two soccer themed thank you cards for their team soccer mom and soccer coach. I started by tearing pieces of green WorldWin Ruche paper. The texture on this paper really makes it looks like grass! I knew the adorable Soccermomabella image from Stamping Bella would be perfect for the soccer mom thank you. I colored the image with Copics, cut it out, and popped it up on dimensionals. I stamped several extra soccer balls and arranged them around her feet. The card needed some girly bling so I used a crystal thank you sentiment (a new product from Zva Creative). I finished it off with the ‘soccer mom’ sentiment that comes with the Bella image. Now soccermomabella just wouldn’t work for the soccer coach’s card. I needed something more masculine with a few less “pieces of flair”. I purchased some realistic looking soccer stickers from Michael’s and came up with this card. I love the sentiment and thought it was so appropriate for a coach: “Sports do not build character – they reveal it.” I mounted the sentiment sticker onto black cardstock and popped it up on dimensionals. The green background is stamped with the Weave backgrounder from Cornish Heritage Farms. I printed the ‘Thanks, Coach!’ sentiment on my computer, added a strip of realistic grass along the bottom, and a whistle. My customer loves the two cards I made… although she’s very sweet and probably wouldn’t tell me if she didn’t! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you all have a wonderful day!