Sunday, June 15, 2014

Super Star Sporty Card

"Cats were put into the world to disprove the dogma that all things were created to serve man."
                                                                               ---------Paul Gray

Hi, Friends......

I am back with a plate of leftovers......that is, a card made from scraps leftover from my most recent card.  I had some bright yellow and green strips left on my craft table that got shoved next to some dark midnight blue ..............(brilliant flash) .............I think that looks like an arrow for a masculine kind of card!!!  So....voila!   Here's what I came up with.


Now for those of you who know me, you are probably thinking this card is very out-of-character for me.  And you'd be right ..... seeing as our family is about as sporty as a set of placemats!  Ha. But there are occasions when I need a card for a young man and I think this will be nice to have on hand.  

I used the Kelly Purkey Game Day stamps set I won months ago from Simon Says Stamp (THANKS, SSS!) for the white embossed numbers and the Super Star greeting.  I watercolored the letters with my waterbrush and Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy ink pad and I also applied Glossy Accents for extra shine.

I also got brave and did some faux stitching with my Sakura Gelly Roll white pen.  I think the "stitching" really adds to the sporty look.....but what does a placemat know???!!


I gave this card dimension by popping up the greeting panels and the arrow with 3-D foam squares and finished it with a few shiny stars.







You can compare this card with yesterday's card and see that I have a very similar color scheme, although the blue is much deeper and more masculine today.  Amazing how much difference it makes!








It also perhaps fits even better with the current Just Add Ink Color challenge (choose 3 of the 5) than yesterday's card did!!   So I am entering today's card, too!  :)

Hope you enjoyed having leftovers today.  I think I need to challenge myself to do this more often!!  I always have scraps leftover, but usually they sit around for a long time before I use them.  In the future, I will try to turn right around and do a leftover card whenever I can. 

Thanks for visiting and leaving such nice comments.  Your encouragement and support mean a lot to me!!!  

I, also, always appreciate it when someone feels like becoming a follower.  Many thanks to each of you who has done that!!  And I keep forgetting that I haven't yet posted my ginormous smile for my most recent follower, so here we go....  This smile is for you, Taunya Butler!!
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Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  Just Add Ink Challenge #218 - Just Add Colour Combo  
2.  Jellypark Challenges - All Things Sporty 
3.  Crafting When We Can Challenge #71 - Use up Your Leftovers 
4.  Crafty Boots Challenges - Sport  
5.  Creative Corner Challenges Team Mel - Just for Boys

22 comments:

Lisette Baker said...

Great design, love the colours and fantastic that you made it out of scraps. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Christine Blain said...

Great use of your leftover 'bits', Janis! Such a fabulous colour combination for a 'guy' card. Thanks for entering our challenge at Just Add Ink again. :)

KimB said...

This definitely had a masculine feel Janis and a very sporty one. What a great way to use leftovers! Thanks for joining us again at Just Add Ink this week.

Robin said...

Fabulous use of your leftovers! A great card for a young boy and I love the colors! Thanks for playing along with us at Crafting When We Can and good luck! Hugs, Robin

Janis said...

Thank you, Lisette. I think this is the first time I have ever made a sporty card!!! I knew you had a Sport challenge going on, so it seemed just right. :) I appreciate you stopping by!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Christine. I had a lot of fun seeing how this would come together from my initial aha moment! Thank you for allowing 2 entries in your challenge. :)

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Kim. I rarely make guy cards, so this was a challenge in several ways. It was fun being able to use my leftovers from my other card.

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Janis

Janis said...

Robin, I appreciate your visit and your nice comment. Using Leftovers is such a great challenge subject......and tailor made for what I was doing here. Thanks for the inspiration to do this right away more often!

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Janis

Nancy said...

Cute card! I am glad my family isn't the only non-sport family! Thanks for playing with Crafting When You Can.

Davi said...

A perfect guy card!! I like the faux stitching and colors ;)

Cynthia said...

Great designs, Janis. Love the primary colors and your ability to use "leftovers". Thanks for playing along with the "All things Sporty" challenge over on the Jellypark Friends blog this week!

Janis said...

Thank you, Nancy, for your comment....and reassuring me that *we* are not the only non-sport family! :) (Actually, I have in the past enjoyed watching the NBA, but my guys don't play or watch sports!) Thank you for stopping in!

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Janis

Janis said...

Davi,
Thanks for dropping by and even commenting on a non-MFP card!!! :) And thank you, thank you, thank you for becoming a follower! Here's a little tiny ginormity of a smile and I'll do another big one for you in my next post: :)))))))

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Cynthia, for your nice words. The Jellypark Friends blog was new to me. I'll be watching for more fun challenges!!!

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Janis

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fab card, I love the bright, cheerful colours and it is amazing that you made it out of leftovers. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

Nikki Spencer said...

Love your opening line Janis, what a great use of those leftovers! A cool guy card and another lovely way to use the Just Add Ink colours. Thanks for joining us again this week.

inkeverywhere said...

This is a great masculine or teenage card. I really like the shiny elements - the embossed numbers, glossy accents and stars. Chantell JAI

Janis said...

Thank you, Dionne! It was a lot of fun seeing what I could put together with the leftovers. I never know quite how a card will turn out, even when I have an idea in my head!!! lol..... Thanks for stopping by and leaving your nice comment!

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Janis

Janis said...

Hehehehe....I never know if people actually read what I write or just look at the pictures. :) I appreciate your visit and your comment!

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Janis

Janis said...

I really liked the embossed jersey numbers, too. Even though the arrow was my inspiration, that piece of green with the numbers is my favorite part of the card. :) Thank you for dropping by!!

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Janis

Dee's Craft Room said...

I think that the surprize element is half the fun of card making.

Janis said...

You are sooooo right!! lol.....

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Janis