One of the perks of being a mom is bragging about your kids, right? Well, I am proud to announce that my son is a MN ATA State Champion. He took 1st place in Sparring and 3rd place in Weapons!!! Way to go Chris!!!!
This is the card I made him to congratulate him on his amazing achievement. I am really hoping that the next Stampin' Up! catalog has a karate set in it. In the mean time, I found this adorable stamp at Hobby Lobby in Mankato, MN. Isn't it cute????? I just had to have it!!!!
Here are the "deets" on the card:
The base card is Basic Black. I used my Big Kick and a Cuttlebug embossing folder on a piece of Basic Gray cardstock. This is mounted on a slightly larger piece of Real Red cardstock.
I added a band of More Mustard cardstock (the same width as the Basic Gray layer). A length of narrow Whisper White grosgrain ribbon is wrapped around all layers before adhering to the base card.
The focal image is stamped with Black StazOn ink and colored in with SU markers. The image was cut with my Coluzzle and matted on a scallop circle cut with my Nestabilities.
The sentiment is from a retired Stampin' Up! set called Just So Sayings. I've been using this set a lot lately for my cards. I am glad that I decided to hold onto it!!! I stamped the sentiment using Black StazOn and punched it with my Large Oval punch. This is matted on a piece of Real Red cardstock punched with the Designer Label punch. I love this effect!!!
I am happy to report that Chris loved his card!!!
Way to go Chris!!! We are SO proud of you!!!