Ink Inclinations

Claire Harrison Independent Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrator

Sunday, September 7, 2008

A special Thank you

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I needed to make a thank you card for my son's soccer Coach, as it was their end of season bbq yesterday. Their coach is a great guy, endlessly patient, and always with a good word for each of the kids, whatever their ability. Whilst I was mulling it over, this card popped into my head fully formed! I just love it when that happens! Unfortunately I didn't have the stamp sets I needed to execute the card, so, a few frantic text messages and a couple of phone calls later, I had the set that I needed on Friday night. Thanks so much for lending it to me Lynda! (Check out Lynda's gorgeous blog at Stampinkins).
I used masking to create the pile of soccer balls and to cluster the team together. The Stamp-a-majig saved my sanity when trying to line up all the arms and legs and heads! The kids are all wearing their soccer strip, which I watercoloured with ink pads and an aqua painter. Their coach is wearing the colours of his beloved Brisbane Lions AFL team – a touch he seemed to appreciate. The best thing about it was the kids all recognized themselves in the card! The goalies by their shirts, the girls by their hairdo's etc. It really was a fun card to make. I hope you like it. Thanks for looking.



Ann Wills said...

Really like this Claire, it is a real fun card

Sarah said...

Claire - that is AWSOME!!! Now I got to have that stamp set!

Lynda Moss said...

fun card Claire, I know what patience that would have taken to make!

Lynda x

Claire Harrison said...

Thanks for your comments Ladies! This one was my 3rd attempt, I kept messing up the masking! If you look carefully, the golie in the orange shirt looks like he has a hairy chest, where I stamped an arm upside down! (Not a good look for a 10yr old!) Also one of the boys in the back row has no arms at all! However, I needed to keep going as the will to live was fading fast... and the overall effect was good.