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Friday, June 8, 2012

Basketball birthday card...

My grandson Max (this is a photo of him at his aunt's wedding - isn't he handsome?) is turning 7 in just a few days. I found out that he is going to a basketball camp this summer and he is very excited about it. I immediately began to think about making a basketball card for him for his birthday.  It was a nice change from the usual flowers and pretty paper. I do hope my daughter will not let him see this post until after his birthday, though!

I looked through my All Sports cartridge to find the right image.  I decided on this little guy, cut him out, using scraps from my stash, and glued all the layers together. The colors of his jersey and the pennant are the colors of the high school team where my grandson lives. The eyes were so small that I decided to try something new.  I used a small drop of white liquid pearls where each eye should be.  When that was dry, I touched the top of each pearly mound with a black permanent marker.  Voila! Two little eyes!

I added the computer-generated pennant and scoreboard. I thought I'd use the year (2012) as the scores, just for fun.  The "7" on the little guy's jersey is a rub-on - not sure of the manuacturer. The gym floor was a piece of craft paper which I scored to look like wood flooring and did a little inking on it to give it some dimension.  Finally the "Slam Dunk" was cut out from the same cartridge. In the smaller photo you can see that my little basketball player is on dimensionals. I certainly had to cut some tiny pieces of foam tape to support that little hand of his!  Did you notice that I drew in some shoe laces?

The inside of the card needed a little dressing up, too, so I cut out a ball and a basket and added them to the inside along with the sentiment.

In case you can't read the sentiment in the photo, it says,: May all your "swishes" come true! Happy Birthday.

Thank you for visiting.  Remember to laugh--a little or alot--every day.


Gwen said...

Totally cute! This is a fun card and I love the inside! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot.

GiGi said...

What a super fun card! I love how you did the scoreboard and inside! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

Kate said...

This is so creative - inside and out! I'm sure little Max will be delighted with this card. (And yes, he is a handsome fellow!)
Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

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My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

WOW!! This card is awesome! Each and every detail is perfect! I'm sure he will lovve it!! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Craft Spot!

Max's Mom said...

Max will LOVE it! His first day of basketball camp was yesterday and he had a blast. Can't wait to let him open this when it gets here!

Marlene said...

Such a FUN card for a 7 year old. Love you add the number 7 to his jersery and the year to the score table. Thank You for joining us at My Craft Spot - What's Your Age?.

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Sentimental Scrapper said...

Cute card! I love the fun sentiment on the inside! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!