Monday, May 11, 2009

Thanks a Million Coach!

I wanted to create a very masculine thank you card for the baseball coach of a friend. I decided to go monochromatic brown to give the card an aged, vintage feel. I stamped the glove first and then masked it so I could add the bats. The bats were added one at a time and each one masked before adding the next. I felt the card needed a little texture so I pierced the edge and added stitching (hopefully resembling the seam of a baseball) before sponging the edges with Chocolate Chip. I stamped baseballs on the Close to Cocoa card front and then added the stamped Kraft panel matted in Chocolate Chip.



I really love this fabulous 3 Step Baseball set. Not only are the images easy to layer but it comes with so many sensational sentiments from birthday to Father's Day to Thanks Coach (and many more).

Stamps: 3 Step Baseball by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, and Close to Cocoa by Stampin' Up

Inks: Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, and Chocolate Chip

Embellishment: Brown Twine

Tools: Paper Piercer, Sponge

This weekend I also received exciting news from Maria. She has provided each designer on the Kitchen Sink Crew with our own personal discount code that we can share with friends, family, and blog followers. So if you would like to receive a 10% discount on your next purchase of Kitchen Sink Stamps, just add LYNN10KSS to the code box at checkout (all capitals and no spaces).

Today is Monday which means the rest of the crew will be posting new samples to inspire you!

Be sure you drop in and check them out!

18 comments:

  1. OMG Lynn! I am SO LOVING the stitching on the side of the card. You betcha it looks like baseball stitches. What a great card!!

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  2. Holy Cow Lynn! You knocked this one out of the park!!!!!!!! Awesome masking and the stitching is fabulous!!! Your card is a "Hall of Famer" for sure!

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  3. What a great card Lynn!! The stitching is awesome and the colors on your bats & glove - love it!!!

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  4. You've done a great job creating a vintage feel on this card. The bats have been realistically combined into a believable group. And the feather stitching makes a perfect accent, too.

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  5. this is a wonderful card...i love the vintage feel and you did a super job with the masking..

    TFS!

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  6. What an awesome manly card - love that stitching!

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  7. What a cool card! Perfect for any guy!! TFS!! :)

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  8. Lynn,
    What a fantastic design with using the masking technique!!
    Love the stitches and distressing, too!!

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  9. So very wonderful, Lynn!! Love the stitching on the side, and all the sponging!

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  10. What a great card! I love the stitching.

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  11. what a fab card, LOVE the stitching!

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  12. This is awesome, Lynn! You definitely got a vintage feel here and the stitching is just perfect.

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  13. Lynn I love your stitching...looks authentic to me. With all my boys I need a good masculine card..
    Teddie

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  14. Love this card!!! Love the colors and the look of it. Perfect man card, and boy I know I need some help in that area:) lol Anyways you did an Awesome job on this!!!

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  15. Beautiful! Love how this turned out...we are huge baseball fans in my house! Great set!

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  16. Lynn, this is a great card. Love the old-time feel. The stitches are great too.

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  17. what a fun card.

    M.E. aka CMCMaryD@SCS

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  18. Wow This is fantastic! I am going to have to buy this set! My hubby loves baseball!! Thanks for such great inspriations!

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