Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Card Ideas for Tennis Lovers


Know any tennis lovers?

Today, I am pleased to share two ideas for creative tennis-themed cards. These cards were created using two stamp sets from the Technique Junkies August 2021 New Release.

I used Dolphin Cove Shimmering Bliss Spray to create a "blueprint-looking" background. Then, I die cut a simple stitched rectangle after stamping and embossing the "Tennis Racquet Patent" stamp.

I used VersaMark ink and Ranger White Embossing powder for my stamping.

Next, using the same rectangle die set, I die cut a navy blue frame. I stamped the "Kiss My Ace" sentiment on vellum and embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder. I also die cut a piece of clear acetate, glued the side edges of the vellum to the acetate, and glued the whole thing to one side of the navy blue frame. I had some dimensional foam squares in my stash, so I lined the blueprint panel with the foam and sprinkled in some pale green sequins.

In my stash, I had some pre-cut card bases along with some "magic mesh" that I have had literally for decades. The mesh is more like a rubbery plastic with a light tack on one side, and it really accentuates the tennis racquet image. So, I used a piece behind my shaker panel.

I love the finished look of this shaker card! And the look of the white sentiment on the vellum doesn't take away from the tennis racquet stamp or the shaker element. 

Check out my video tutorial for more examples of stamping on vellum! 

Using the same Tennis Racquet Patent stamp and the same Tennis Sentiments Stamp Set, I created a second card without a shaker. 

For this card, I simply stamped the racquet twice in brown ink. I stamped the sentiment over top using VersaMark ink and black embossing powder. Then, I die cut the panel and inked around the edges with some Tea Dye Distress Ink.

After that, it was just a matter of layering... a card panel made with patterned paper from my stash, a die cut panel of scrap orange cardstock, more magic mesh (in green, this time), and a few lime green brads on top of the stamped panel. I mounted the whole thing on a piece of white cardstock and then mounted THAT on a sand-colored card base.

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