Sunday, March 6, 2016

Basketball Super Stars Cards

Yesterday I watched five hours of the basketball tournaments that my two young grandsons played in. The youngest, age 9,  played in two games and his team lost in the last couple of minutes. He wasn't really upset because he's really easy going and received a medal.

 The oldest, age 11,  plays on a team of the best possible fifth and sixth graders who play really hard, win nearly every game, and look more like college players in their passion and techniques. They played two hours in a row and lost the final game of the tournament in the last quarter when I saw their energy begin to droop. He and his team mates all became tearful when they lost because emotions and energy ran high through the games. For this reason I decided to make him a card of encouragement. Of course, I couldn't leave out his brother, so here are two cards.

Several challenges guided my card construction. It started with Bitten By the Bug 2 with the theme, "LEAP." My interpretation was a basketball player leaping to dunk a basket. I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday #402, the theme of die cutting from Challenge Up Your Life, and creating my own background suggested by Cardz 4 Guys.

The Cricut cuts came from Basketball, CTMH Artiste (stars), and CTMH Art Philosophy (tags).

I made the background on this first card by rolling ink on the CTMH Stars embossing folder on the flat side with the stars recessed. The tag was embossed with The Paper Studio Stars folder and sanded so the stars would be white.

The second card has a lot of sports words stamped randomly all over with a retired CTMH stamp set, "My Game." The tag was embossed with Cuttlebug Stars and sanded.

Thanks for visiting! Now it's time for me to write the grandma words that help build character, win or lose!

I'm sharing this project with the following challenges:
Bitten By the Bug 2 - Leaping
Cardz 4 Guys #109 - create your own background
Challenge Up Your Life #36 - Die Cutting
Crafty Gals Corner #61 - about boys
Sketch Saturday #402


Caroline said...

Both of your cards are fantastic and I know your grandsons will love them. I love the embossed and sanded stars and the basketball player cuts. You did such a fabulous job on these cards and on the challenge! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

Joan said...

Two fabulous cards for your Grandsons. I love the inked embossing folder on the first one

Thanks for joining us at Cardz4guyz this week


Cazro said...

Two fabulous cards with tags. Loving your backgrounds and main images. Such cool cards to inspire. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz. DT

Sharon said...

Great cards. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz this week, hope to see you again soon. Sharon. DT

Melanie Schurgers-de Jong said...

Looks very great. They will love it. Thank you for playing along at Crafty Gals Corner's All About The Boys Challenge.
Hugs, Melanie DT

Ela G said...

Both cards are wonderful. I love the way you created all the different stars. The colour scheme is great and your boys will be so happy.
Thanks for playing along at Challenge up your Life.