Sunday, 1 January 2012

Card for a Golfer?

I needed to make a card for a friend who, sadly, has been taken into hospital. I seemed to have a distinct lack of inspiration so was very thankful to the design team over at Simply Stampin! who, this week, have set a Sketch (above) as the challenge and helped me come up with this card.
I started by sponging a piece of Whisper White, using a post-it as a mask, with Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery and then over-stamped with trees from 'Lovely as a Tree' coloured with Early Espresso and Old Olive markers and then matted this onto a piece of Old Olive cardstock. The other panel is a rectangle of Chocolate Chip DSP from the Neutrals stack matted onto Chocolate Chip cardstock. These were positioned onto a 5" x7" card blank and the embossed circles added on top. My friend is a very keen golfer so I am hoping the circles somewhat resemble golf balls! The sentiment, from Sincere Salutations, was stamped onto Whisper White, cut out and the corners rounded before adding a piece of Linen Thread and fixing in place.

I hope you all had a good New Years Eve and are ready to start a brand new year. I'm sorry to say that the festivities are over in my house for another year as, this morning, I have been busy taking down the few decorations which adorned my humble abode. Yes I know you are supposed to leave them up until twelth night (whenever that might be!) but I am back to work on Tuesday and really need to get sorted and cleaned up before then - well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!!


  1. FANTASTIC card Margaret. I love it.

    You'll be pleased to know the decorations came down in my house on 27th Dec! (I just wanted to get back to "normal"!!!)

    Happy New Year to you.

  2. What a great card Margaret. I wish I could get my decorations down now, but the kids want them to stay up a bit longer.Thank you for joining us at Simply Stampin' this week. Happy New Year!!A xx

  3. What a fabulous card! I would never have thought of turning the polka dot embossing folder into golf balls! Thanks for joining us, at Simply Stampin' this week.
    Kelly xx

  4. Your golf balls are inspired Margaret but I'm so sorry your friend has had to go into hospital especially at this time of year. Wishing you a happy and healthy 2012, Vicky x

  5. What a great masculine card - love those golf balls! Your sponging is fab!
    Thanks for joining in with us at Simply Stampin & happy new year! Ruth x


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