There is no doubt about it, tennis is my favorite sport; to play and to watch.
Today’s project was inspired by this week’s Paper Player’s challenge.
I began with Elizabeth’s idea of a ball in the sky, and I found a good tennis ball in the Swirly Frames stamp set. Stamping the circle in Lemon Lime Twist ink on Whisper White cardstock, gave me the outline. Then, using a Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend, I filled in the color, and used a Layering Circles die for cutting.
The cloudy sky was made by a technique I described in a recent blog post.
I added a “swoosh” from the Star of Light stamp set, stamped in Balmy Blue ink. This is what it’s like when you toss the ball in the air while serving. Now, what would the sentiment be?
In tennis scoring, it’s called an “ace” when you serve the ball to your opponent, and he is unable to make contact with it. So, I used the Large Letters Alphabet dies to cut the word, “ACE” in the sky. I layered the letters for thickness, and glued them back in their holes. This is what is now named, the “eclipse” technique.
To have my card ready to send, I decorated the envelope flap with a piece of 6X6″ Subtles Designer Series Paper.
Thanks for checking out my favorite sport. My aces are far and few between, but it’s a great feeling when it happens. My father-in-law always says “ace a few,” so this card really makes me smile.
Keep scrolling to see the supplies in today’s project. All are available at my store, and I appreciate you shopping!