Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A Ball to Be Around

Hello folks!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards sharing a Father's Day card with you featuring 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  from 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.

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.

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

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.

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.  And if you get the chance, come and visit me at Katydid Cards.

Before I leave you, I want to remind you about our monthly challenge ( the theme is Swim, Beach, Ocean) you still have time to enter.  The challenge post can be found here.  


  1. Very cute, I love this one
    You done a beautiful job

  2. Very cute, I love this one
    You done a beautiful job

  3. I absolutely love this card, well done!