I have a Coach K in my life who has coach hundreds of young men to excel in the game of baseball from Little League through high school teams. His baseball hero is Roberto Clemente. So when I saw the Carta Bella Paper’s Baseball series I immediately thought of Coach K.
I made an A2 size card with a fold-out shadow box inside including a dangling baseball made from two plastic baseball embellishment stickers stuck together encasing the thread. The batter was cut out as a rectangle with strips add to the sides to adhere using double-sided tape. A circle die was used to cut the hole for the shadow box.
I used the scoreboard card for the background of the batter. The Home Run hotdogs sign became the ads you often see around the fences and walls of baseball stadiums. The happy birthday sign was computer generated to match the style of the cards.
The concept of the open center box card was inspired by a MayMay Made it you tube video.