Sunday, September 19, 2010

Thanks Coach!!

Today is the AFL AGM and Presentation Day. I volunteered to make the thank you card for my son's coach this year. The only real challenge was to make a masculine card from the team colours - Purple and White!!! The team's name is the North Ryde Dockers and the white jersey is emblazened with a purple anchor down the middle of it.

Now, an anchor, the size I needed it to be, is a hard thing to find and even harder in PURPLE!!! My bestie recently aquired a Circut "Cricket" and she boasted that nothing is impossible for this thing to cut. With this in mind, I gave her the dimensions of the anchor I required and the colour it had to be. She searched her files and VOILA!!!! I had the start of a card. A star here and a number there....and you have it.....a (hopefully) masculine looking purple and white card!!! I apologise for the not so great photography.

It was also the first time I had attempted a banner for the sentiment, and I think I need a tad more practice, but was happy with the way it turned out. It sat up a little off the card. The sentiment is from the "Just Jawing" set. Since the group of boys the card is from are 9-10yrs old, I thought it was appropriate. The numbers on the card represent the numbers worn by each of the team. They keep the number for the duration of their time at the club, which I think is lovely.

Thanks for stopping by. Would appreciate hearing your thoughts on the card.

Stuff used:
Card: (SU) Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant
Ink: (SU) Elegant Eggplant
Stamps: (SU) Just Jawing
Punches: SU small star punch (ret), Carla Craft CP2 Star,  Square punch (to nip the corner of the banner).
Other bits: Upkit gold sticker Numbers from Alice's.

Lynda xx


Patrice said...

Well done! This is a terrific card, you've included all the right elements and I'm sure the Coach is going to love it.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

So much to love about this one! And ... I can tell how important supporting your son's sporting interest is to you! What a special mum you are! Hugs Andrea xxx

Cheryl said...

WOW this is FABULOUS an AMAZING job with what you had to work with!!! Love it!!