Large Letters and Numbers Brother Football Birthday Card #GDP103

by Joanne James7. September 2017 20:30

Good evening lovely readers! I was tempted to share a Christmas card today but as it's my birthday I thought a birthday card was in order. Not one to me though - instead one that I made for Ben from Rebecca for his birthday recently - another masculine card to fit with the theme over at the Global Design Project this week which also happens to use this week's Color Throwdown colour palette too:

   

I decided to make another slightly larger card than usual as I wanted to be able to personalise it - take a look:

 

Here's the lowdown on today's card:

Recipe For Success - Every time I make a card with someone in particular in mind, I try to choose something personal or meaningful to that individual; after all, that has to be the biggest benefit of crafting your own. That is no more so than when it's a card for your nearest and dearest, and Rebecca was clear this card needed some key things: the number 10, the word 'brother', some form of birthday greeting and both a football and the colour red - the colour of Ben's beloved Manchester United football team. Armed with such clear requirements, it made the job of designing this card super easy.

Numbers and Letters - I used both my large letters and numbers today. My letters were stamped using 'Letters For You' again like yesterday's card and cut out with the Large Letters Framelits. I used my numbers to create a tone-on-tone repeating background pattern of the number 10; a good way to include it without having it front and centre. I also used the banner die from the Large Numbers Framelits for my happy birthday banner.

Retro Rubber - I substituted the 'O' in 'BROTHER' with a football, courtesy of a little 'retro rubber' from the long-retired stamp set, 'Great Sport'. I'm so glad I held on to this set - I have used the football and basketball in this set sooo many times!! A true blast from the past - so one for a link up with SUO Challenges too this week as this is their theme, how appropriate!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

What kinds of stamps have you held on to and would never part with? Do leave me a comment below - Id love to know!

I hope you enjoyed today's post; I'll be back tomorrow with another project - definitely for Christmas and with a little more retro rubber thrown in! Until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (4) -

Julie Gearinger
Julie GearingerUnited States
9/8/2017 8:59:06 PM #

Joanne, I love this card! The soccer ball ("football") looks fabulous as the "O" in brother and I am sure Ben was thrilled! Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges- hugs and I hope you have a blessed week!

KAREN BARBER
KAREN BARBERUnited States
9/10/2017 3:24:24 AM #

Way cool man-card!!  THANKS FOR PLAYING ALONG IN THE SUO CHALLENGE THIS WEEK!!

Julia Quinn
Julia QuinnAustralia
9/10/2017 4:29:57 AM #

What a great card!  I bet both Rebecca and Ben both loved it!! I love the football 'o' - this is a fantastic idea!!  Perfect card for our Blast from the Past.  We're glad you joined the fun at SUO Challenges.  

Mary Brown
Mary BrownUnited States
9/10/2017 5:29:19 PM #

What a perfect "guy" card!  Love how you created the background!  Thanks for joining the SUO Challenge!

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