Micki Switzer's Photography

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Are You Ready For Some Football!!!!!

My parents (Mother and Rodney) have a group of friends that get together every year for a Super Bowl party and this year is their turn to host...told her I would make her invitations which is what I did today. When I looked through my stamps, I couldn't find anything that fit a football theme....Oh, if I had to make a card about owls or cats or coffee or flowers or flourishes...I'm covered... Learned today that I have major holes in my repertoire of stamps..... Any who*****

This card qualifies for the Designing D.I.V.A.S. Monthly challenge...the requirement was stitching..real or
faux...  and I'm a faux kind of girl all the way but I decided to actually sew on this card...didn't know I could actually do it.
Here is the invitation:



 I started with a heavy-duty chocolate brown card stock base cut at A2 size and scored down the middle.  Layered on the Touchdown by Reminisce DP..this paper is double-sided...

The "field yardage" paper (alternate side) was edged with the MS Grass edge punch.  I used Tea Dye Distress Ink to distress all the edges of the layer paper.


For the football, I downloaded clipart from the internet and cut out  a whole 12x12 page of footballs 3" wide on my Cricut, using the Sure Cuts A Lot software.  I ran the footballs through the Cuttlebug using the Tiny Mosaic folder to give it that leathery look.  I got the idea  for the leather on the home page of SCS the other day (Wallet Project).  I then embossed the debossed side of the football with Zing Chocolate embossing powder.  Used a paper piercer to pierce holes in the center cut-outs and stitched with embroidery thread (half strand doubled).  Adhered to card with Stampin' Up dimensionals.  Ran the ribbon through my Xyron machine and attached.  I roughed up the edge of the ribbon and used a Tim Holz edge distresser to roughen up the edges of the card.  I stamped the inside of the card with a foam "You're Invited" stamp I finally found in my stash using Brilliance Moonlight White. 

Here is Macro shot I took with my Canon 100mm Macro lens....


I have got to get these invitations addressed and in tomorrows mail....or mother will have my hide...or pigskin...which is more appropriate for the occasion!!!


Micki




17 comments:

Vicki said...

Micki, these are just awesome! Great papers and the footballs are perfect!! I did some similar on a much smaller scale for my grandson's birthday. I used dental floss for the football threads! The things we'll do for those we love!! Blessings to you!

Cindy said...

Very cool. I feel READY FOR SOME FOOOOTBALLL. Love your details and the stitching on the ball.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Oh WOW!! FUN!!!! my nephew would LOVE this!! great job on the sewing! it looks like you've been doing it forever. TFS!

Annie said...

Oh my, this is awesome. I am not a football fan, but this card is super awesome! I just love all of your details, especially stitching on the ball! GREAT job!

Gina said...

Love the embossing you did on the footballs!

Cindy said...

Well Micki, I'm not a football person, but you did an awesome job with the card, and the stitching!!!
Welcome to the designing D*I*V*A*S* !!!

Carrie said...

These are fabulous! What a great super bowl invite. I always look forward to super bowl sunday even though my team is out of it this year.

JazzyH said...

Great card and the texture is great!

Angie Williams said...

Welcome to the divas Micki! Wonderful card!! I can't wait to see all your other work!

Anne said...

This is great and the stitching looks so good!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Super neat idea! I love the footballs especially. Looks like you are ready!!!

Scrapping Julie said...

hi micki, welcome to designing divas!
LOVE this card. i would totally go to any party with invites like this!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

This is super!! Great details and how fun! Great job!

Karen from PA said...

Oh Wow, this is fabulous! I love all of the texture!! Welcome to the Divas, Micki!

Kathy said...

These are great invites. Love that perfect background paper, too. Your mom will love these.

The Wired Angel said...

Love these invites Micki! What a great idea. Very creative of you. Welcome to the DIVAS!

Alberta said...

Fantastic Card. I especially love your embellishment of the football.