Friday, August 27, 2010
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 part....my 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