It's Teapot Tuesday once again and this week our cards are going to Jordan Reynolds of Texas. I hope all of our cards let Jordan and his family know that we are thinking of them, and that Jordans treatment goes well.
The story this week gave us a mini history lesson about the NBC World Series. I googled it and read so much my head started to hurt. I think baseball players only wear white, however Jordan loves royal blue....and so do I, hence all of our little team are wearing blue (oh and a splash of gold).
My intention this week was to make a CAS card with a solo baseball player as the focus. Unfortunately my brain is hard-wired for chaos, so a clean and simple card was always going to be a stretch. After an hour of trying CAS, I gave up and went back to a stair step fold card.
Team Jordan (and Alice the cheer leader) started out life as Mo's Digital Pencil digi stamps. Hector, Henry and Horace are wearing paper pieced uniforms and baseball caps. The uniform is actually one piece (light blue), I coloured the pants and shirt trim wth Copics to give a contrast. Liquid pearls were used to make buttons on shirt, belt and hat. The letter J on the boys caps was done with TH Distress Marker - Picket Fence.
No little people were harmed during the fussy cutting process this week, however that doesn't mean it was all smooth sailing. I was going to dab Hectors cheek with a subtle pink, but picked up a dauber soaked in Aged Mahogany.....we will now call that an inflamed cheek, bordering on a bruise. Henry has a few neat stitches on his little cheek but precious Horace is just fine.
Alice fell from the chicken wire fence during cheer leader practice and has a nasty wound on her leg. The sign is hand made using a brown Micron pen.
Thank you for looking and have a great week.
Date: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 GMT Views: 1798
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Tue, Sep 03, 2013 @ 3:45 AM
Hi gallery neighbour!! Susie, I love CAS cards but your step cards are always something to look forward to seeing. Jordan will just love this - your paper piecing is, as always, terrific and I love the liquid pearls for the buttons. Your baseball players and cheergirl look fantastic!!
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OMGosh, I'm sure your CAS card would have been wonderful too (It always takes me a long time to make a CAS card, too LOL), but wow, what a fantastic card to send to Jordan this week! I LOVE your baseball scene, hope those poor little kiddies heal up soon.. It's so much fun to read about your creative process, too :D
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Tue, Sep 03, 2013 @ 7:03 AM
LOVE IT!!! What a wonderful crew of ball players and cheerleader you have Susie!!! Poor Alice, I do hope she will be healed up enough for the big game! Your paper piecing and coloring is superb!!! Susie, I am in awe of your lettering!!! FABULOUS scene with lots of FUN!!! Jordan is sure to LOVE this grand slam of a card!!!
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Tue, Sep 03, 2013 @ 10:24 AM
Glad the plan to go CAS went awry as this came out precious as can be! Love the images, the bg and the card shape. One fab card for sure! I want to go make another one now after seeing this - LOL! Fun stuff. Hugz!
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Tue, Sep 03, 2013 @ 10:35 AM
You are soooo cute. always such super jobs and stories. You are the stair-step queen...such fun Chaos...love hwo you added the true baseball cuts and scrapes and bruises...;0)...adds true character , and even a cheerleader...how sweet...Love, Love |Love it...TFS...:0)
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Tue, Sep 03, 2013 @ 12:30 PM
Susie so glad you skipped the cs and went all out on this one. WOW! A stair-step card....LOVE it! You used such darling images and placed them perfectly. LOVE that you brought a cheer leader too. Your write up was so fun to read making this just the perfect card top to bottom. Love it! TFS :0)
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