Friday, April 17, 2015

Take Me Out to the Ballgame- A Get Well Prayer :-)

Hi Stampers! 

I had a chance to spend some time stamping yesterday creating a card using the ColourQ CQC287 Color Challenge along with the Splitcoaststampers' WT513 "Getting Better" Challenge (see details here and gallery here). 

This card was created for a gentleman that serves with us in our Awana club that has developed shingles (the colors feature his favorite baseball team- the Cincinnati Reds :-)).  His wife just had their third child and despite the pain of having shingles and lack of sleep that a newborn can create :-) , he is still traveling a few hours each day commuting to work!  We are praying for a very quick and full recovery for this dedicated, hard-working father!!

I hope you will have the time to check out all of the linked sites- gorgeous creations and inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Using Stāz-On© Jet Black Ink stamp the baseball image from the retired set, Take Me Out to the Ballgame onto Whisper White cardstock. 

Use the Big Shot™ with the My Favorite Things (MFT) Stitched Rectangular Die to cut out the image and color using Stampin’ Write Markers- Real Red, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate along with Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils (I did not dilute the watercolor pencils). 

Using Sponge Applicators, apply Ranger® Tim Holtz® Old Paper, Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Ink to “antique” the paper.  Ink the large splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge using the Ranger® Tim Holtz® Tea Dye Distress Ink and add additional distressing to the image.

Use the Big Shot™ to cut another rectangle from Real Red cardstock and emboss it with the Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder. 

Adhere the Real Red panel onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock, “antique” the edges with the Ranger® Tim Holtz® Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Ink and mount the stamped image onto the panel.

Use the Distressing Tool to distress the edges of the Graphic45 Good Ol’ Sport Game Day Collection paper, “antique” the edges and interior using Ranger® Tim Holtz® Old Paper, Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Ink and mount onto a piece of Real Red cardstock.

Distress the edges of the Real Red cardstock layer using the Distressing Tool, “antique” with the same Ranger® Tim Holtz® Distress Inks as above and mount onto the Basic Black cardstock base.

Use the Big Shot™ with the MFT Horizontal Stitched Strip dies to cut a stitched strip from the Graphic45  Good  Ol’ Sport 6x6 Pattern Paper and a larger stitched strip from Basic Black cardstock. 

Layer the two strips together and mount across the card front.

Use the Banner Punch to punch banners from Real Red, Basic Black and the Graphic45 Good Ol’ Sport 6x6 Paper and adhere behind the focal image panel.

Add the retired Aged Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware clip to the upper left hand corner and mount the focal image to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Use the Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker to partially ink the sentiment from Doily Blessings (Our Daily Bread Designs) and stamp onto Whisper White cardstock.

Punch the sentiment out with the Word Window Punch and create the banner using the Banner Punch. Repeat the same steps with a piece of Basic Black cardstock to create the banner behind the sentiment.

Use the Ranger® Tim Holtz® Old Paper, Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Ink to “antique” the sentiment and stamp the large splatter stamp with Ranger® Tim Holtz® Tea  Dye Distress Ink to finish off the distressing for the sentiment.

Adhere to the focal image panel and add the Basic Black button (with Real Red cardstock “laced” through the holes) to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Take Me Out to the Ballgame, Gorgeous Grunge, Doily Blessings (ODBD)

Ink: Stāz-On© Jet Black, Ranger® Tim Holtz® Old Paper, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo Distress Ink; Stampin’ Write Markers- Real Red, Crumb Cake, Basic Black; Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils- Gray, White

Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red; Graphic45 Good Ol’ Sport- Game Day Collection and 6x6 Patterned Paper

Accessories: Big Shot™, MFT Stitched Rectangle Dies, MFT Horizontal Stitched Strips, Sponge Applicator, Distressing Tool, retired Antique Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware, Banner Punch, Basic Black button

Thanks again for visiting- I hope you can join in on the challenges linked above and don't forget that the SUO120 Favorite Team Color Challenge will have an additional week (ends on 4/25)!  

Have a wonderful Friday, my friends!


Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Julie, love your red and black combo...exceptional card and design! So glad to see you at the colourQ, thanks for playing.

quirks59m said...

Great card - I wish Stampin Up would reissue some of these sets. This one is timeless!

Jen Mitchell said...

What a great card! So many beautiful details. Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

Julie Gearinger said...

Thanks Ladies for your sweet comments! I agree with you "quirks59m", I wish Stampin' Up! would re-issue some of the older line art stamps- they are timeless! Thanks again for commenting and the encouragement it is to me- hugs to all of you!

Kim Heggins said...

Gorgeous card, simply gorgeous. Thank you so much for playing along with us at ColourQ,hope to see you again next week!

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