Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Batter up......

...that's a pun.

Get it?

Well you might... if you remember my series of cards last year using the Impression Obsession's Create-a-Cupcake set as anything other than a cupcake. (Click here to see all the cards I've made with this set!) Just warming up for this week's challenge to think 'outside the box'.........

I've had this little guy stashed for a while - he was colored with Neopiko markers and Prismacolor pencils, and you can see that I used the cupcake outline, face, and sprinkles from the set to make him - the bill of his cap and his smile were sketched in by hand. Love those freckles!

I created my own background paper by layering a couple of public domain images I found online. The ticket was also printed and lightly distressed. The baseball is handstitched. Not sure why I used so many staples, but... the stapler was handy, the staples matched, and I was in git-'er-done-quick-and-simple mode this morning. The sentiment stamp comes from the clear set "Flowers for You".

Day 2 with DH gone... I came down with some stomach flu bug the night before he left, but I'm feeling a bit better today. At least I have an appetite and everything has stayed down so far! Just taking it easy and taking things one step at a time. See you tomorrow with my challenge card... here's a teaser - what do you get when you cross a goldfish, 2 birds, and a coffee cup?

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Love the background and the image! Great card!!


  2. Glad you are better. You never disappoint. He is a cutie!

  3. Super card, especially the zinging colour....and yes, the tail of the fish could be a good old 'Presbyterian Burning Bush' which I use a lot on formal church cards.

  4. Way to be, Dina! Now that's Babe Ruth League for You GO, (Cupcake) Girl! Bird in the hand is worth two birds in the coffee cup?! Watch out tomorrow for pun2! Baseball's hand
    stitching makes just the right texture with one askew thread; glad it is real life and memorable.
    Keep Looking UP!