Hi Crafty Friends,
Today I am sharing a card I made for a very good friend who celebrated her birthday about a week ago. My friend loves playing golf and for as many years as I can remember I have created a golf themed card to give to her for her birthday. After all this time she more or less expects it from me haha!
I had the idea to use the Surprise Ball Pop-up as a golf ball back in December. At the time I was busy with Christmas cards etc and I didn't need the card until the end of February, so I just wrote my idea onto my to do list for February. I then saw a card made by lilyhearts2day who had a similar idea, she had used some grass patterned paper and some golf ball pattern designer paper which I liked. As I was able to find both on Scrapbook.com and I had a few other things in my cart, I decided to order them. The black circle for the hole in the golf course was also an idea I got from the card on instagram, but other than that I kept with my idea I had in December.
Here is a quick video to see my card in action.
I used Karen Burniston's Surprise Ball Pop-up die set to create the pop-up golf ball on my card. I die cut the main die twice from white cardstock and then used the patterned paper which I created using an image online for the detail layer.
I added a black circle to the front of the card, so it looks like the golf ball is about to roll into the hole ... that is the aim of golf after all!
After so many years of making golf themed cards for my friend, I have accumulated a lot of golf themed sentiments, so I added on to the top of the golf ball .. which is an older Rubbernecker Stamps stamp.
I added another sentiment to the back panel of my card, this time using a stamp from an older stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps. I also added Magnolia Stamps Golf Tilda to the back panel ... she is swinging a golf club, so maybe she is trying to hit the golf ball hehe!
I kept the front of the card fairly simple seeing the focus of the card is the inside. The golf ball patterned paper I purchased, the pattern was too big for the golf ball but was perfect for the front of the card.
I created a belly band for my card, to help keep the card closed. I added a golf cart that I received for Christmas which is from Paper Rose Studio.
Here is a look at the front of the card, complete with the belly band ready to be placed in an envelope.
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Fore! Three Two One sentiment stamp - Rubbernecker Stamps (retired)
Live, Laugh, Golf Stamp set - Paper Pretties (retired)
Golf Set - Clear Dollar Stamps (retired)
Golf Tilda - Magnolia Stamps