a cricket-mad dad

Welcome to my crafty blog and another Father’s Day card! My son has already bagged this one, as his dad a is fanatical amateur cricketer. It’s a bit of a mixture of products, but sometimes that can give you the best of all worlds!

I started with the ‘cover drive’ die from Tattered Lace (that’s a stroke in cricket, for the uninitiated) and cut it in white card. I wanted to keep the batsman in his whites, so used my Stampin’ Up! blends to colour the wicket, bat and his helmet, using ‘soft suede’ and ‘misty moonlight’. I only have a few shades of these, so went for a light grey with ‘smoky slate’ for his face and arms, which I think works – mind you, we’ve had so much rain in the UK during May I think everyone is looking a bit grey!! I also ran the light grey across the creases in the batsman’s whites to give it a bit more shading.

I then trimmed a piece of Claritystamp’s ‘Antarctica’ paper to fit on a 6×6 card blank, and ran a black Sharpie round the edge just to give it a little definition. I thought the greens and blues in this piece were perfect to give the sense of ground and sky. I stamped the sentiment (from Lawn Fawn’s ‘happy, happy, happy’ set) in Archival black and then attached the paper to the card front.

All I then needed to do was glue the batsman into place on the card front. I added a little shading under his feet using a torn piece of paper and black Archival on a sponge and it was finished.

Thanks for dropping in. I’m off to share this with a couple of current blog challenges. TGIF challenges have asked us to use Stampin’ blends this week, which I used to highlight the batsman. I’ve picked up the bottom row from TicTacToe‘s new grid, with die cut/sports/wood – the first two of those are obvious & I hope I haven’t stretched it too far by having the wicket & bat as my wood elements!

3 thoughts on “a cricket-mad dad

  1. This is a terrific Father’s Day card Deborah. The background works so well with the die cut images. I know nothing about cricket so thank you for explaining a bit about some of the terms. No doubt your husband will love this. Thanks for sharing with us at the Tic Tac Toe challenge this week!

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