Friday, August 27, 2010

Baseball Locker

First let me say that it is with great sadness that I must announce that this is my last official Artful INKables Design Team post. I have loved the people and the stamps at AI. It is now time for me to move to less structured stamping as my job continues to be taking a lot out of me.

Now on to the happy DS's bday was this week and he loves baseball. It doesn't happen very often but I had absolutely NO IDEA what to make for him. I spent about an hour looking at baseball cards over on SCS and I stumbled upon this one made my Kristin of Artful INKables. The way the bat was positioned on that card made me think of it leaning inside a locker and here I am.

The card is 2 1/8" by 5 1/2". I drew a thin black line about 1/8" from the edge all the way around. For the vents, I cut 3 straight lines at the top and then snipped the eges up a bit. I rolled them in my fingers to open them up a bit. I repeated these steps at the bottom of the locker door. I masked the word "vampire" while I inked up the baseball stamp and then stamped it into position. I colored in a little locker door handle with Copics and a white gel pen. For the inside, I stamped the ball and bat image into place and colored it with Copics. A sentiment finishes the inside.

Thanks for the fun to all the Ink Girls....I'll be keeping my eye on you!

Stamps: Artful Inkables Fictionally Inspired (front cover image), Into the Moonlight (ball & bat), and Birthday Best (sentiment)
Paper: Real Red, GP 110
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics, white gel pen, fine black marker

Michelle B.

1 comment:

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

What a FANTASTIC CARD Michelle! *LOVE* the idea of the locker room - and so perfect for a baseball-loving guy. You clever thing you!! :-) I really love all the different styles of cards that you make Michelle - every time I get my EMail update that you have posted, there is ALWAYS a happy surprise waiting for me to oogle at!

Sorry you have had to make a such a hard decision about your DT work. It's always tough to make these sorts of decisions, isn't it?! But there is only so much time in the day and if you spread yourself too thin, it is easy to lose your motivation = not enjoying your hobby = frustration & loss of creativity. And nobody wants to feel like you HAVE to create when you should be in bed sleeping! I'm sure things will work out for the best for you.