It’s time to play with The Paper Players! Can you believe it has been three years since I last uttered those words? But I am proud and happy to announce that I am back on the Design Team that I love so much, creating alongside the most amazing women I know. Their artistic ability and creative spirit inspire me. It is an honor to be back, and I hope I do not disappoint them!
This week the lovely Claire is hosting a Clean and Simple Challenge – Sports! Can you believe that my first challenge back is a Clean and Simple challenge? Clean and Simple has always been a stretch for me. However, I am always up for a challenge. I hope you enjoy today’s card.
Colors of the Day
Being an Iowa gal, there was no doubt that my Sports card would feature the Iowa Hawkeyes. However, this card can very easily be made into a card celebrating YOUR favorite team:
- Use your team’s colors. The card base measures 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″. The Daffodil Delight layer measures 4″ x 5-1/4″; the Basic Black layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″; and the top layer is 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″.
- Substitute your team’s mascot. Herky the Hawk (an image I purchased off of Etsy) is perched atop an oval created with Stampin’ Up!’s Layering Ovals framelits. It was matted on a Basic Black scalloped oval, and adhered to the card base using dimensionals.
- Spell out the name of your favorite team. I pulled out the retired Little Letters thinlits, but you can use alphabet stamps if you wish.
- Finish off your card with rhinestones or embellishments of your choice.
Wouldn’t this make an adorable invitation to a “watch party”, whether it’s a Bowl Game or the NCAA tournament, or even a BBQ before the big game? What do you think?
Anne Marie Hile