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Monday, August 13, 2012

Golf Spinner Birthday

My oldest son celebrated his birthday in July. This is the card I made for his younger brother to give to him. DS1 loves to golf and I thought Papertrey Ink's Movers and Shakers Spinner die would make a great card for him.

I created a background scene for the golfing images, by cutting green patterned paper with the snow hills die from PTI. It was mounted onto a piece of Spring Rain card stock that had been impressed with the Sunshine Impression Plate. Two clouds were die cut and one was embossed with a Swiss Dots embossing folder before adding to the scene.

The slot was cut in the lower portion of the card front so that the golf ball (Clear Dollar Stamps) could 'spin' across the card front. A large circle stamp was used to stamp a black image on the card front and the corresponding position on the card base, to create the 'cup' at the 16th hole!!

The flag at the 16th hole was made by cutting a thin strip of Dark Chocolate cardstock to create the pole and then adding the stamping banner. (Waltzingmouse Stamps and Nestabilities: Nested Pennants)

The background trees (Close to My Heart) were stamped with Simply Chartreuse ink. The sentiment is a combination of two stamp sets: Movers and Shakers Sentiments and Golf Set (Clear Dollar Stamps). The arrows were stamped with Pure Poppy ink using the image from Movers and Shakers Sentiments.

Card Details: (PTI, unless noted)
Stamps - Movers & Shakers Sentiments, Postmarks;  Clear Dollar Stamps: Golf Set; Close to My Heart: A Journey; Waltzingmouse Stamps: Bitty Banners
Inks - Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse, Fresh Snow;  SU: Bashful Blue; Memento: Tuxedo Black; CTMH: Chocolate
Papers - Stamper's Select White, Dark Chocolate, Spring Rain; SU: Certainly Celery - Designer Series Patterns
Dies - Movers & Shakers: Spinners, Snow Hills, Clouds; Nestabilities: Nested Pennants
Other Supplies - 1" circle punch; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing folder; EK Success: 3D-Dots

Thanks for visiting today.
 Karen C.


Kara said...

This is so cool, Karen!! I just love it!

Anonymous said...

What a fun, fun card! I also like the way you used the Cuttlebug to add another layer of subtle pizzazz to this card. Great job! :-)

Jen said...

oh, how fun!! love it all!

Emma said...

Great card Karen! Love those trees peeking out from behind the hill.

Danielle said...

What a wonderfully clever card!

Nerina said...

What an absolutely FANTASTIC idea! The interactive element is so clever, but your combination of pattern and texture is a delight! So much to look at and so much to enjoy!

Anne B said...

Such a cool card, Karen. Love the interactive element and how perfect for a golf lover. Very creative :)