For a baseball fan, having your favorite player on the injured list, is bad, having yourself on the list is even worse. This card is for a sports fan recovering from surgery.
Echo Park Paper Co. makes a Baseball mega bundle of double-sided papers and ephemera that works well with Carta Bella’s Baseball element stickers. I used items from both these sets along with the circle twisting mechanism designed by Karen Burniston to make this card.
After watching Karen’s assembly video for the Snowman Twist Circle die set, I selected the largest two circle dies, cutting the largest from sand colored paper and the smaller stitched circle from white cardstock. I used a pencil to sketch where the red stitching would be on the white circle and used a fine tipped marker to mark the baseball’s stitching. The striped paper for the inside of the card was folded and die-cut as directed in the video. The arm piece was also cut from the striped paper.
A lightweight 5 x 6.5 inch card base was what I glued the striped inside paper to. For the outside I cut two 5 x 6.5 inch pieces of the sand colored paper. Decorating the card with the stickers and pre-cut ephemera was the fun part of the card. Using a computer, I created the two sentiments playing off the twisting action of the batter on the circle. “It won’t be long before your back in the swing of things!”
The envelope is also decorated with a baseball sticker.
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- Red fine-tipped pen
- Black fine-tipped pen
- Echo Park Paper Co. – Baseball by Steven Duncan Mega Bundle – CBBA95000TM
- Carta Bella Paper Company – Baseball Element Sticker – CBBA95014
- White card base from my stash
- Sizzix – Big Shot PLUS die cutting Machine
- Cosmic Shimmer – Specialist Acrylic Glue – 125ml
- Fineline 20 Gauge Applicator & Bottle