Sunday, February 10, 2013

You're a Superstar!!

I should most definitely not be making cards today.  I have church to attend, a paper to write for my new world of college classes, and I promised my son a trip to the mall for new shoes.  But today's contest for Papertrey Ink's 6th Anniversary included a sketch that was absolutely perfect for a card that I need.

My youngest has been wrestling.  I have no idea why - he's a little toothpick - and he's wrestled for all of 3 weeks while other kids have been doing it as a club sport for years.  The teams are an odd mix of total beginners and multi-year national champions.  My poor guy always seems to get paired against a national level wrestler, but he's a fighter.  In one recent match, the father behind us - not knowing he was talking about our son - was saying that the other guy was a national level wrestler but that our guy was giving him a good fight.  About that time, the whole crowd gasped - and the father said "Ouch, arms don't bend that way" - talking about my son, of course.  He's totally OK but I'm not sure that I've recovered!!?  So, I wanted to do a card for the end of the season in one week (thank goodness!) that told him he was definitely our star!!

Super Star

My card followed this sketch from Papertrey Ink:


This is a card that if I had all the time in the world - I would re-do...

If I could do it over, I would move the "V" and the embellishments to the left.  Good design follows a 1/3 rule - the sweet spot.  My focal point is just a little too far to the right to be in the sweet spot and so it looks off balance.  My 13-year old is most definitely NOT going to notice so it is going to stay as is!!


  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink Star Prints, Faux Ribbon
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink Ocean Tides
  • Ink: Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Ripe Avocado and Ocean Tides (this was a color combo in one of their recent Make It Monday challenges)
  • Accessories: Papertrey Ink buttons in Pure Poppy, Ocean Tides, star punch, glitter


13 comments:

Kathy W said...

I really like this card. I also like your suggestion of slightly moving the V over a bit to the left; I'm not sure that I would have noticed. Thanks for the inspiration! Great job on the card sketch.

Lea L. said...

This is fab! Love the off center background borer, and the few embellishments are perfect!

Deanna Jean said...

Wow..this is amazing!

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty!! I do hate watching a sport that my kid could be hurt doing...you just sit on the edge of your seat. Lee-Ann :)

Kristie Goulet said...

Amazing card! I love it!

Linda said...

This is so cute. Really love the colors.

Nora said...

This is adorable!! LOVE the stamped V and the colors you used!! Fabulous card!!

victoria h said...

love your card - it really caught my eye! Your son sounds very brave.

Kristii said...

I absolutely love this!! totally fabulous!

mypapercraftworld said...

Fabulous vibrant colours and perfect placement of the buttons and bling in the V ... love that the word 'star' matches the base! Anita :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Fabulous Kim, love your take on the sketch!

Marybeth said...

Love it Kim! Looks good to me. I need a set of those rules.

Kim Heggins said...

Kim, I hope you were able to accomplish all that you had on your list today. This card is so fun and love the bright colors, so festive.