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Monday, August 1, 2011

You Are Truly Amazing!!!

The Official Magnolia Inspiration Challenge

Happy August 1st Everyone!  Man, I cannot believe how quickly this summer is flying by!!!  Only one more month until school starts up again and then I can get back to my routine.  Unfortunately, that also means that the weather will start turning cold again...boohoo!!!  But, until then we still have sunshine and summer fun.  Speaking of which, I have a card today showing off Edwin in one of his favorite summer sports - Soccer!

The TOMIC challenge this week is to make something 'Round'.  You can get all of the details on the TOMIC blog.  There you can also catch a sneak peek at the projects from the rest of Group 3.  They are sure to WOW you and provide much inspiration!!! 

I wanted to do something a little more interesting than the circular cards that I've made in the past.  I pulled out my last Magnolia stamp kit and saw, what I call, 'Soccer Edwin' just sitting there beggin' to be inked up.  Technically, he's called 'Football Edwin', but here in the States we refer to it as soccer :-)  Anyway, then I thought...'a soccer ball is round...why not make Edwin's background a giant soccer ball!'. 

Here it is...I hope you like it :-)

You Are Truly Amazing!

Isn't he just the cutest!  I just love these Magnolia images with their summer sports.  This little guy makes the most perfect card for a boy's birthday or any other special occasion.  This stamp was a part of the last kit and should be released very soon.

I colored this sweet lil' guy with PrismaColor Pencils on Kraft paper.  I'm really enjoying working with them.  However, as you can see, I have a lot to learn!  I cut the circle shape with my SB nestie.  I found a soccer ball template online and traced it onto the Bazzill cs using my son's lightbox.  Then I simply colored it in using a black Copic marker.

I cut the grass using a Magnolia Doo Hickey die.  Both the ribbon and buttons were from my stash. 

Here's a photo of the inside.  Since it's for a boy, I kept it simple with just a few buttons.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

That's it for me today!  Thank you much for stopping by.  And, don't forget to play along in the TOMIC challenge!  I can't wait to see what you make!!!




Nicola said...

Great card Angie, love the new winner takes all Magnolia stamps, and a fab idea to use the football background! Beautifully decorated inside and out as ever
Love Nicola xxx

Agnes van Hensbergen - agnesstampcards said...

Wow awesome card,great work love it.

hugs Agnes

Cricket said...

How clever. This a great card.

Rene said...

What a CUTIE!!!! Love your soccer shaped card...just perfect!
Rene :D

Rosie said...

Oh my word, I love this circle card!! It's such a great idea and my hubby would love it (he's a soccer fanatic!). Hugs, Rosie

Paula said...

Oh my gosh, this is great! VERY creative using the "soccer" ball. I just adore this!!!!!

Myrna said...

What a superb card Angie! Awesome thinking outside the box on this one!Love your coloring!

Aya said...

The perfect men's / boy's card.
More like a gift.

Loving wishes Aya

Linda said...

Wow Angie what a great design!!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Beth said...

What a cute card, Angie! LOVE how you did the soccer ball, very creative!

Suzi said...

This is a darling card. fab for a wee boy.
Suzi x

Anonymous said...

This is just wonderful Angie! what a clever idea
hugs Julie P

Diana Crick said...

How very clever, he is so, so cute and I'm sure he is just about to score a goal because your card is definitely a winner!!!
hugs, Diana

cabio's craft corner said...

What a cool soccer background for this shape card. Looks so fun!

Louise said...

Super cute card, what a great idea to make it like a soccer ball

Kathy Gerace said...

This is a wonderful boy/guy card! They always seem so difficult to do :( Love the shaped soccer ball background.

Annalisa said...

I love football!
& Love the card!

Hélène said...

wow! a great great idea with this shape and the soccer Edwin Beautiful card!

Elle said...

I really like your card! Perfect accent using grass at the bottom.

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