We are wrapping up this years soccer season this coming Saturday and jumping right into baseball season...we are all so excited! Baseball season means lots of time outside playing catch, running around and just having fun! It's so much fun to watch my boys and their teammates improve with each season.
I always like to kick off a new season of baseball with a special little treat for my boys. When I saw the latest challenge over at The Friday Mashup I was totally inspired to create a fun card to go along with their treats this year.
The Mashup Challenge is to create a masculine project with stitching/sewing. While I have zero ability to sew, I can create some fun faux stitching on paper!
Paper ~ Night of Navy, Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar, Real Red, Fresh Prints DSP
Ink ~ Night of Navy, Baked Brown Sugar, Real Red Stampin' Write Marker
Stamp Set ~ Hip Notes
Other Supplies ~ 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Chevron Punch, Paper Piercing Tool, Houndstooth Embossing Folder
To create the "stitched" look on the baseball, I used my Paper Piercing Tool to create a pierce mark at the end of each "V" on the stitching. To add to the baseball theme, I crumpled up the Baked Brown Sugar paper, sponged it and added pierced around the edges to give it the look of an old worn baseball glove.
And as always, Happy Stamping!