Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport Batter Up Baseball Card
Hello, G45’ers! I have a true confession to make: I love the World Series! When our kids were small, we lived in Atlanta during the Braves heyday. Night after night we huddled in front of the TV to watch them win league championships and finally, the BIG game! Our youngest was a toddler at the time, yet he knew the name of every player on the team and would call them out as they came on the screen. He grew up to be an ardent fan of the game! Every year for his birthday, I make him a baseball themed card. Naturally, I turned to Graphic 45’s Good Ol’ Sport paper collection to make this fun Batter Up Baseball card.
A Little Card Making Coach Talk
Lots and lots of layers were matted on black and/or red cardstock. I don’t do this just to make extra work for myself. When I work with multiple patterned papers, I find that matting keeps those patterns from becoming muddled. The eye can see each separate layer and really enjoy the patterns instead of being confused by them.
Let’s talk about composition. Everyone loves to use embellishments on a card. Especially me! But be sure to put those embellishments to work in such a way that they draw the eye to your focal image. By clustering stickers and embellishments in a group around this fairly small focal image, I was able to make it stand out and draw you into the scene.
Make color work for you. Red is a dominant color. The red baseball cap, the red lettering in the focal image, the red cap in the sticker and even the red stitching on the baseballs all catch your eye, drawing it into the heart of the card design.
Put Your Scraps in the Line Up!
My husband and I will write personal notes to our son on these postcards and then tuck them back into the large base pocket. This turns a card into a keepsake. There’s nothing like a hand written note.
I hope I’ve shared some tips with this Batter Up Baseball card that you’ll be able to incorporate into your own card making ventures! May every project you create become a home run!
Thanks for joining me here today!