Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Touch Down!!! - FWF 9-30

 By silvermystique13 (Picture by: Rob Dunbar)



Hi, Friends.....

I am here with a little bit different angle (for me) on an autumn card:  American football.  I have to say right off that we are not a sports family.  Period.  End of story.  (Actually, I did enjoy watching the Portland Trail Blazers when Aryvdas Sabonis was on the team and also will admit to checking in on the Zags now that one of the Sabonis sons plays for Gonzaga U....but neither of my guys was ever into it.  Go figure....Ha!) However, we do have some friends and relatives who enjoy sports and it seems like I am always scrambling around for a suitable masculine card when a birthday comes around.  Now I will have one.  :)

I still am challenging myself to use my neglected Unity grab bag stamps for the rest of the year's Friends with Flair entries.  This week's stamp has a decidedly sports feel to it:  "I'm your #1 fan".   I finally am getting enough Graphic 45 papers in my stash to be able to use them (instead of completely hoarding them) so I pulled out my Good Ol' Sport items and got to work.  I'm not sure what possessed me, but I decided to make a Gate Fold card......I think that is what this style is called.  (Please correct me, if it has a different name!!)


I was inspired by the current MFP Speed Fox & Friends challenge which asks us to use a die cut negative as a mask.  What an interesting technique!!!  I didn't have any place on the outside of the card to do this, but the inside was a blank canvas, so to speak.  I used a negative of my Memory Box - Gwyneth Flourish that I found in my scrap bag and used some Tea Dye Distress Ink to sponge some swirls for my autumn leaves to continue the fall theme I had begun on the front of the card.  What a fun effect!!!


 Here's a closer view of the center panel of the interior.  My Unity sentiment is stamped with Smokey Gray Versafine ink and heat embossed with clear powder.  The sponging was done right over the top of it.

  
I used some removable Zots to keep my card closed.  They make it easy to reopen and close.  Not sure what other people use for their gate-fold cards.  I didn't follow a tutorial for constructing this card because it seemed simple enough to figure out as I went.  I'm not sure I did it "right" but it seems to work, so I guess that's the main thing.  

Hope you enjoyed this card.  I am pretty proud of how well it turned out for my first attempt at this gate-fold style and also this new masking technique!  :)

Thanks for your visits and your comments.  Be sure to check out my GIVEAWAY in my Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop posts here and here.  You still have a couple of days to enter!   

Have a wonderful mid-week!!!

<3
Janis 

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  Unity - Friends with Flair 9-30
2.  MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge #281 - Use Negative Die Cut as a Mask 
3.  The Male Room Challenge #20 - Autumn/Fall
4.  Simon Says Stamp Work-It Wednesday - Use a stamp
5.  DL.Art Thankful Thursday #165- Fall
6.  Try it on Tuesday - Autumn
7.  ChouxChoux Paper Art Challenge #1 - Fall or Halloween
8.  Verve September Inspiration Challenge - Autumn Lovelies
9.  Sweet Stamp Shop September Challenge - Anything Goes
10. The Paper Girls Challenge #88 - Sweater Weather
11. Stamped Blessings Amusing Challenge #22 - Anything Goes

12. All Sorts Challenge Week #330 - Numbers
13. Cards in Envy - Colors of Fall Challenge
14. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
15. Simply Create Too Challenge #95 - Autumn Splendor
16. Crop Stop Linky Party #8 - Anything Goes with product that CS sells (I used Graphic 45 papers.)
17. Cardz TV Designers Challenge #2 - Use an Autumn Motif (I used leaves and football.)
18. Skipping Stones Design Stamp and Share September Challenge - Inspiration Photo- (I was inspired by the blue door of this wonderful inspiration photo and used that idea for the blue Touch Down panel on my card.  The door also is perhaps where my idea to make a gate-fold card came from!  The vines inspired my autumn leaves.)
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38 comments:

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Hi Janis, great card! Love how the leaves (on the inside) look like they belong to the flourishes. My DH would love this card ... he's a huge Miami Dolphins fan!

Karenladd said...

Touch Down indeed Janis!!! I, personally, am not a sports person either, but when you do it up in Graphic 45 vintage....well, that's another story! Great gate fold card and clever you to use the negative space masking on the inside! This card is so manly that I am starting to crave a beer...haha! What a great way to use the removable Zots for your closing. I've only made a few gate-folds and I just let them flap in the wind...so I'm sure your recipient will appreciate your ingenuity!

Stampsnob. said...

Well aren't you clever ( on the inside she does the technique The gate card is lovely Janis Thanks for sharing at MFP SFF................Lis

Jane said...

What a beautiful card and I love that you did the technique on the inside.
Thanks for joining MFP/SF&F challenge.
Jane

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful fall card. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP SF&F Challenge.

Cynthia said...

Love the rich color combo and gate fold, Janis.

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

What a fun Fall card! Very clever! Thanks for joining us at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends challenge.
Hugs,
Pam
MFP SF&F DT

Sue D said...

Perfect papers for this sports themed card. We are not into sports either.

Davi said...

Although Im not a sports fan I Love the sports theme and paper you used for your cad, and the inside is so cool!! Great job

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is really fantastic. Thank you for joining the challenge at TIOT!

Rebecca Wong said...

This is beautiful card, love this!

brenda said...

What a super creation and perfect for our theme at Allsorts this week Janis, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Fall is finally here, and I love looking at all the fall created cards. This is so awesome, and I love the way you did the inside.

Kren Kurts said...

I like the idea of using a flourish die negative. Great take on our MFP/SFF challenge. kReN@afourthlife.blogspot.com

Wendy L said...

Wow, what a fab card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxx

JPScraps said...

WOW! Amazing card! I feel the same way the kitties do when hubby watches sports. :)

Barbie said...

What a fantastic card and I love the idea of using the die cut negative on the inside of your card. Thank you for joining us at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge.

ionabunny said...

Very bright and dynamic. Hugz

Teresa Kline said...

so awesome, thanks for playing along with us at Skipping Stones Designs Stamp & Share challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

shelly said...

sharp guy card janis. thank you for sharing with us at cardztv

Deborah Frings said...

I rather like your take on the challenge. Love the vintage football image and super colours. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!

Jingle said...

Very cute card! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Sandy Trefger said...

Fabulous Fall sports card! I love that paper and how you used it with leaves! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

Helene E said...

I love the vintage look! Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week.

Brittany M. said...

How fun! I love it! I love the autumn colors and the added leaves, what a nice touch! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Girls!

katieo said...

Awesome fall football gate fold card. I love the technique you used in the inside. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Fall challenge
KatieO-DL.ART DTmember

Coralynn Murray said...

Great masculine card! Thanks for playing along with the Skipping Stones Designs Stamp & Share.

Brenda in IN said...

I love this card and the cartoon. The papers are beautiful and it's perfect for this time of year with football and fall. Your leaves inside are just gorgeous.

Bee and Dee said...

A great idea for our challenge, lovely colours thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge hugs Bee.

Gerda said...

What a fabulous card!! Love the colors and pretty papers!! Thanks for joining us at Cardz TV!
Gerda
http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

Chris said...

Love the vintage feel and inside treatment...another great entry to my Amusing Challenge!

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at TIOT, Valerie

LisaM said...

Wonderful fall sports card! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards In Envy!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a fabulous vintage card! Thanks for linking up to our Autumn Lovelies challenge!

Donna said...

Great masculine cars inside and out! Thanks for joining the Simoply Create Too challenge.

Bad Kitty said...

great card

Chris Parker-Barnes said...

Love the Autumn colours and gorgeous leaves. Thank you for sharing your card with us at The Male Room.
Chris (DT)

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Beautiful fall card! Thank you for sharing with us at TioT Challenge.