A Ball to Be Around at Sunsational Stamps

On behalf of Sunsational Stamps, today I’m sharing a Father’s Day card using the Great Sport Set.   Here’s a peek at the full set:

I thought a circle flip card would be a perfect backdrop for the basketball…or the baseball or bowling ball, for that matter.  I’ll chat a bit more about the basketball in my next paragraph, but I want to tell you about the rest of the card first.  The base is made using a Christmas Wreath Flip Card cut file by Lori Whitlock in the Silhouette Store (minus the wreath, of course) using Night of Navy card stock.  The file comes with one set of mats, but I wanted to double mat it.  To do this, I simply created a 1/8″ offset to create a slightly larger mats from scrap card stock for under the patterned paper.    Speaking of the patterned paper, it’s Basketball Digital Paper by ScrapbookGems.

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Here’s a close-up of the basket ball.  To give it the appearance of spinning, I copied one of the vertical lines, flipped it and ran it horizontally across the top.  I used the Tiny Bubbles embossing folder to give it a basketball-like surface.

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Flip cards are such a great design.  I wonder who figured out this clever fold as I wouldn’t even know where to begin.  

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You just flip to read the sentiment.  The idea for the sentiment came from the Sunsational set, I just changed the font to match the patterned paper and I color matched it to the card base.

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That wraps up my post for today.  If you want to take a better look at Sunsational’s whimsical images, just click here.  And for some inspiration and interaction, you can check out the blog and the Facebook page.

4 Responses to “A Ball to Be Around at Sunsational Stamps”

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  1. nclights7 says:

    I love it! I need to start on my Father’s Day cards soon.

  2. Denise Sayers says:

    Cute card. The added texture of the embossing just sets it off.

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