Tuesday, July 02, 2024

Visible Image - Sports Mad

Hello, have you been watching the Euros?  Probably from behind the couch if you're an England fan.  This week you can get 25% off Visible Image sports stamps and dies with the code SPORT25.  There's not just football, but golf and rugby too.  And the matching dies enable you to make super quick and easy cards.  

I've got to admit, my card wasn't all that quick or easy, but I wanted an interactive card using the Kick Off Your Birthday set for my grandson River, who was turning 5, and is absolutely sports mad.

The card involved a bit of planning.  I wanted to have a stadium in the background, and a slider so that the footballer was shooting at goal.  I sketched everything out onto my card mat, then used a large dot pen to create fans in the stands.  I had fun drawing faces on them :)

I taped the Holodeck stencil down in place, and sponged sky through it and also above the stand.

Having sponged the turf and hoarding, I stamped Happy Birthday onto the hoarding and diecut the slider space.

I placed the card mat onto the card base, and glued down the diecut waste through the aperture.  This is so that you don't get a blank white space behind the aperture when the moving image is drawn across.

Then I stamped and diecut the footballer and football, glued the football to his foot, added a name and number onto the back of the shirt and added a slider element.

After I'd assembled the card with foam tape, ensuring a clear run for the slider, I decided that the stadium needed a roof so I sponged a strip of card, stamped the sentiment then added it to the card, overhanging it to the left.

The footballer is a great action image, perfect for any football fan!

1 comment:

  1. This is such a cool card! I adore the spectators and the embossed name on the jersey makes it so special. Such a wonderful keepsake for your grandson!