I set myself a challenge this weekend, to make a card using nothing but snippets. As some of my snippets are quite big, the discarded beginnings of a project that faltered, I actually almost managed it, (the two number stickers were not actually in the snippets drawer).
Acrylic stamp – Footballers (I think it may be from Dimension Stamps)
Acrylic stamp – Happy Birthday
small numbers stamps
x-cut die – Football
Anita’s number peel-offs
black Spectrum Noir pen
blue Copic pens
Memento ink pad – Tuxedo black
various snippets in white, blue and black
I stamped the footballers onto a snippet of white blending card, carefully removing the original number on the back of the shirt of the nearest player, and stamped the 21 in it’s place. I coloured the kit of that player with the Copic pens and left the rest black and white.
I trimmed down my image and then matted and layered it onto black and blue snippets. I used the die to cut three footballs in black card and mounted blue card behind them. The card blank is what was left from cutting down an A4 card blank on a previous project. I glued my topper and the footballs in place and stamped the greeting at the bottom. I used the black pen to colour silver number peel-offs black and stuck them to the top football.
My daughter’s stepson is 21 in a few days time and he is a keen Chelsea supporter which is why I changed the number on the shirt and coloured it blue. I decided to leave the rest of the image black as a contrast and to make the number more obvious!
I did have a ‘helper’ at one point! (Thankfully after I had taken out all the snippets I thought I might need).
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