Football shirt card

Isn’t it strange when a project doesn’t turn out as you planned, but instead seems to develop under its own steam?  This card was a bit like that….  I was asked to make a birthday card for a little boy who will be turning 7; he is a big football fan, so it seemed fitting to design the card around a football shirt as I could put his name and age on it.2013-09-25 14.15.52

I found a football jersey in the Silhouette Online store – it needed a few tweaks though as it was an american football style jersey, but once it was ungrouped, I simply removed the elements of the image that I didn’t need and added a few stripes of dark green, to represent the school team’s colours.  After cutting and sticking all the parts of the shirt, I coloured the inside of the it with a Cool Grey 1 Pro-Marker, just to show a light shadow.

The background papers are by Kristin Aagard Designs for Scrap Orchard.  This is a great collection for any sporty cards or scrapbook pages as it includes some many variations and additional elements.


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