Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Let the Madness Begin...
Yesterday I had the honor of posting the weekly installment of "Tuesday's With the Team" on the Rubbernecker Stampin' Sisterhood blog. Here's the card I shared:
Are you ready for March Madness? I am! Starting tomorrow I'll be glued to my television whenever I can, cheering for all of the underdogs and for my beloved Buckeyes in the NCAA Tournament.
Because of this, I thought it might be fun to make a card for the event that I truly do consider a March holiday. I stamped the Rubbernecker image of "Sneaker" (SKU: 69-10) with Marvy black dye ink twice onto X-Press it cardstock. I colored both with Copic markers and then cut around the shoes. I merged the two together to appear as a pair of basketball shoes.
To make the basketball, I cut two circles on my Cricut using the George and Basic Shapes cartridge, one with orange cardstock and one with black cardstock, with the black circle being cut using the shadow feature. I sponged some Adirondack Sunset Orange onto the orange cardstock. I then drew some lines lightly with a pencil onto the orange circle where I wanted my black lines to appear on the ball. I cut along these lines, and then ran the orange pieces through a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I arranged the orange textured pieces onto the black circle allowing some separation between the pieces so that it would appear like the black lines on the basketball.
I printed a tournament bracket and cut it into a panel. I paper pierced around the panel and framed it with black cardstock.
After placing the basketball and sneakers onto the bracket panel, I added an Ohio State logo sticker and sentiment flag to the card. I highlighted some of the teams on the bracket with a Copic marker.
I hope you enjoy the upcoming NCAA Tournament, and I hope your favorite team goes deep into the tournament. And, yes...I realize I just totally jinxed Ohio State.
Enjoy the madness and thank you for joining us today for "Tuesdays with the Team"...be sure to visit the Stampin' Sisterhood often for more Rubbernecker inspiration, challenges, and fun!