Thursday, April 10, 2014

Introducing Football Frenzy & Additions

Good morning, friends! Are you ready for some football? Today starts the April Papertrey Ink countdown and I get to share projects with you featuring my new sets, Football Frenzy and Football Frenzy Additions! The main $15 set includes images and sentiments all about football. The coordinating $5 Additions set includes an alphabet and numerals, perfect for personalizing your cards and scrapbook pages. So huddle up, ladies and gentlemen, I have a couple of projects to share!

I liked the layout from my most recent Color Play card so much that I decided to try and man it up a little bit with the Football Frenzy images.

I began by die cutting a vellum circle and stamping it with Background Basics: Super Stripes using Spring Rain ink. Again, make absolutely certain that your background ink is dry before stamping the sentiment (a heat gun is helpful with this). I added the sentiment to my vellum with Dark Chocolate ink and adhered it to a Classic Kraft card base. Next, I Xyroned two strips of Ripe Avocado cardstock and die cut them using the Pinked Edge border die (sticky side should still be covered and face up). I uncovered the stickiness and placed strips of flat and foam tape onto the surfaces before sprinkling them with model-building faux grass. Such a cool effect!

I attached the strips of "grass" to the card front using flat and foam adhesives. Next, I die cut a football and stamped it with the coordinating image from the set. I wanted to add a little texture to the ball, so I traced over the laces with a fine point glue pen and heat embossed using clear powder. It makes the laces look and feel even more realistic. I finished the card by tucking the football between the layers of grass and fastening it with foam tape.

My next card uses the Additions set in a starring role.

I've wanted to use the numerals to create a football field since the moment I designed these sets. I began by stamping my yardage markers in Fresh Snow ink onto New Leaf cardstock. I followed up with the lines, dashes, and arrows before texturing the panel with the Linen & Canvas impression plate and adhering it to a white card base. Next, I Xyroned a piece of leather cardstock and a piece of Dark Chocolate cardstock and die cut them using the Text Block: Birthday die. I cut them separately because doing so preserved some of the texture of the leather stock.

Then, I layered the two pieces together and adhered them to a piece of Clear Cardstock. I die cut the jersey from white cardstock and stamped it with Enchanted Evening and Soft Stone inks. The rings on the sleeves and the collar are one stamp that lines up easily so you can customize the jersey to match your favorite team! I added the number on the chest with VersaMark and heat embossed with white detail powder. I adhered the jersey to the card front and added the Text Block shape with foam tape.

Both of today's cards are simple, so they rely on texture and manly materials to add interest. That's one of my favorite tips for creating successful masculine cards. Granted, they also have a sporty theme, but the textures and colors reinforce the overall feeling.

Thank you for checking in with me today. I hope you've enjoyed the projects I've shared! I'll be back again tomorrow with even more inspiration with Football Frenzy & Additions. Make sure to visit with Nichole, Dawn, Erin, Heather, Lexi, Melissa Phillips, and Melissa Bickford for additional projects featuring this month's new releases. See you soon!

We Believe In You Card
Stamps: Football Frenzy, Background Basics: Super Stripes - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Ripe Avocado, Classic Kraft, Linen Vellum - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Spring Rain, Dark Chocolate - Papertrey Ink
Other: Football Frenzy Die Collection, Pinked Edge Border Die - Papertrey Ink; Circle Die - Lifestyle Crafts; Foam Tape - Scotch; Xyron; Modeling Grass - Scene A Rama; Clear Detail Embossing Powder - Filigree; Glue Pen

Football Field Birthday Card
Stamps: Football Frenzy, Football Frenzy Additions, Live Laugh Love (small arrows), Faux Ribbon (lines), Bits & Buttons (small dashes) - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: New Leaf, Dark Chocolate, Clear Cardstock - Papertrey Ink; Leather Paper - Recollections
Ink: Enchanted Evening, Fresh Snow, Soft Stone - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Football Frenzy Die Collection, Text Block Birthday Die, Linen & Canvas Impression Plate - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Xyron; White Detail Embossing Powder - Filigree


jan metcalf said...

Great ideas! Love the football details and the how you made the field so realistic!

Sue said...

Wow, great masculine card ideas! I especially love the football card with the grass - amazing!

4Ucards said...

This card is a WINNER! I struggle with cards for the males in my family. This is perfect for my son. Thank you for sharing.

jintyoo7 said...

Brilliant "masculine" cards - fabulous idea on the grass :)

Betty Meyskens said...

Two great football cards! The grass is so cool!

Cindy H. said...

Lizzie, what great new sets! I love your cards! These new sets will be in my cart for sure! Now I need to find some Modeling Grass:) I already have the leather paper which I've hoarded for years - yay!

Lizzie Jones said...

I found the grass at Michaels, so hopefully it won't be too hard to track down. Good luck and have fun!

Sharon said...

Great masculine cards! Love the grass - so unique!

Anonymous said...

Love your masculine cards! The grass and leather textures are amazing! I always sruggle with guy cards, but this set could certainly help with that! Thanks for the inspiration! Sue (suen)

Kathie B said...

So great to see a good "guy card!"

Gina said...

Yay for football!!! I can see using this set for tailgating stuff, too (invites, party picks) I am so excited about this set!

Grace said...

Amazing card. Great for masculine cards

Kathy Krug said...

Love your football themed cards. They are so creative.