My father in law lives and breathes football! He’s mad about it and his favourite club is Fulham he even used to work for them so when I had the idea for this card I thought it would be perfect for him.
I made the background by firstly stamping footballs in versa mark clear ink and heat embossing them using clear embossing powder. Then blending over it a combination of lucky cover, peacock feathers and cracked pistachio distress ink.
I die cut the footballer and football from the tattered lace footballer set out of Neenah white card and coloured them in using my Nuvo alcohol markers. When I do cards containing people or animals I try to base them on people I know so the cards are a bit more personal. This one is made to look like my father in law and I decorated the kit to match the current Fulham strip.
I die cut the grass strip using the lawn fawn grassy border die and then die cut 2 large stitched rectangles. I lined up the grass border with the stitched rectangle die in order to get a continuation of the pattern along the side and border edges. I heat embossed the sentiment using NUVO embossing powder in jet black to get a nice dark glossy image.
I was pleased with how it turned out and it definitely put me in the in laws good books. what do you think? Don’t forget to check out my other birthday cards including the 3D effect balloon card I made recently.
Till next time make something with love
- Tonic Studios Nuvo Embossing Powder – Jet Black
- Lawn fawn grassy border
- Lawn fawn small stitched rectangle stackables
- Tattered lace – footballers (ETL466)
- Tim Holtz mini distress inks