Sunday, April 25, 2010

Birthday card for hubby

Well, this past week was my husband's birthday. It was on Tuesday and on Monday I came down with a case of shingles. Yep, shingles. This is the second time I've had it, the other being when I was pregnant with my second child. Both times I have gotten it, someone special to me had just died. I know that people say that you get it when you have a lot of stress in your life. Well, I guess I've been pretty stressed lately. I had this idea in my head of the card I was going to do for Josh, but when it came down to it, I was completely zapped by the shingles. I made this card instead, it was super easy. I am not saying that I don't like this card, I just think I would generally use it for someone younger. My husband loves all things sports, so it does apply to him. My son LOVED it. I am also listing photos of the cards that Ian (5 and a half) and Addison (almost 3) made for daddy.

All products are Stampin' Up!

Here are the details for the basketball card:
Stamp set - Sporting Goods (retired)
Card base - Sahara Sand
Layers on front - Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie and Taken with Teal
Inks - StazOn Black and Black Craft (for the embossing of the basketball)
Twine - Black Twine (retired)
Tools/Extras - Spiral Punch, Dimensionals, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Watercolor Crayons, Blender Pens, Lumiere (retired) mixed with rubbing alcohol to make the spray that is on the Basic Black cardstock.
Techniques - Watercoloring and Embossing

Have qa great day!



  1. Christel, you definitely have 'budding' SU demos there! Cute cards from the kids and a wonderful card from you. Hope you're feeling better soon!

  2. Love how you made the black background paper for the basketball card. That looks awesome!