Tuesday, January 24, 2012

STRIKE! Bowling card

Hello there! Let me start off by apologizing if I have not returned your comments. I'm not ignoring you, I promise. I have been SO busy, and now I have a virus, and I've also had a few other health problems as well. Nothing serious, but I don't feel so hot! So very tired... and my house is starting to look like an episode of "Hoarders!" Ok, admittedly not QUITE that bad! But definitely more cluttered than I'd like. Are you secretly fascinated with that show or totally creeped out by it? I am.... (now, not so SECRETLY) fascinated. But I like to see how people's minds work. Plus, it makes me feel **so much better** about my housekeeping skills! LOL! ;) 

This card was my other PC reject from the last round. No worries about that, I'd love to share it with you guys right now. :) I only told you about that because I used a sketch from the call, it looked kind of like a sunset. I thought the bowling idea was clever, we will have to see if there are any bowling cards from the sketch in the issue. It's quite possible that several folks had the same idea!

A former project Bowling for Birthday Party Invitations has been popular, so I thought you might like this one, too. LOADS of kids have bowling parties, and there really aren't that many papercrafting products out there made specifically for bowling. Trust me, I looked everywhere when I was making those invitations! 

To make the "alley" I started with a rectangle of woodgrain patterned paper. I then cut another rectangle of the same size from veneer paper. I randomly cut the veneer paper into diagonal strips with scissors, so they would meet up where the circle shape was. Then I adhered every other strip onto the patterned paper. The "ball" is just a punched black circle, with three smaller holes punched in a triangle shape. Then, using foam dots I adhered a smaller, darker circle behind the holes. The sentiment is sticker letters. Pretty simple really. You could use the extra veneer paper strips to make a second "alley" for a second card if you wanted to make several for invitations. The other great thing about this card is, it doesn't require a lot of fancy tools. Back to Basics, I like that! 

Well, I hope YOU are not sick, and that instead you are having some fun, crafty time today. Big hugs! :)


supply list: DP: American crafts and Authentique; sticker letters: Authentique; punches: EK Success; solid cardstock: SU!; wood veneer sheet. 


Annette said...

what a fun fun card...you are so creative...I totally love to bowl...

Dani Cristina said...

Eu amei,Noelle!É tão inspirador isso.Seus trabalhos são muito bem feitos.Adoro.
Obrigada por me visitar.


Patrice said...

Fabulous bowling card! Hope you feel better soon!

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

cool card!

Sylvia said...

Fun card, Noelle! So sorry to hear you are not feeling well. I think it has hit the country, not enough cold weather. Have a better day today, the house will be OK, get those three boys of yours and bark out orders while you sit and rest! Command your brigade, Woman!