Saturday, October 31, 2015

Soccer Coach Thank You!

We are so blessed to have community members and parents step up to coach our youth sports!  They spend hours with our kids during the soccer season and coach their hearts out, in this case with fourth graders.  In case you haven’t watched most fourth grade recreational leagues . . . they are still at the “bunch soccer ball” stage for game strategy.  Our boys had a wonderful mom who LOVES soccer and plays adult league as their head coach this year.  It is the end of the season and time to thank the coaches who give so much of themselves and their time!  I volunteered to make the thank you cards.  I couldn’t resist making a soccer themed card similar to her favorite ball!

A recent video at Imagine Crafts Blog highlighted the use of Ink Potion No. 9 and the Kaleidacolor ink pad.  I’ve used the brayer technique with Kaleidacolors before, but with the Ink Potion No. 9 spritz, the colors are so much more vibrant and blend so much better on the glossy card stock.  If you’ve not noticed, soccer balls come in all colors now and the Kaleidacolor Spectrum made for a great background on this soccer ball.  After inking the glossy card stock it was die cut using the Quickutz Soccer ball die.  Black card stock is die cut for the pentagon portion of the soccer ball. 

 I also decided to participate in Week #385 over at Sketch Saturday because they have great sketches AND I was the winner over there last week.  I didn’t have to scroll very far down in the archives to find this great sketch to incorporate a round soccer ball!

I used a scrap of the Kaleidacolor Spectrum glossy cardstock to die cut the Spellbinders Phrase Set One sentiment “Thanks”.  It is backed with black and blue cardstock trimmed to size.  Boxer Scrapbook’s Soccer Clear Stamps provided the soccer goal, which is stamped on blue card stock in Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black.  Green cardstock is die cut with Lawn Cuts Stitched Hillside Borders.  The layers are adhered to the card front and the sentiment panel is adhered with dimensional foam adhesive.  I was able to crank out two thank you cards for the coaches in no time!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
(I like brights!  The brilliant color cheers me up!)


  1. Fabulous card ! And thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin’ huggles Sue DT xx

  2. This is really awesome! I'm sure the coach will appreciate it! I agree - we need to be more thankful for those who are willing to donate their time and attention to our kids. Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday - love the colors!

  3. Oh what a fab card. Soccer (or as we call it: football!) is hugely popular over here in the UK (and the rest of Europe), and a die like that would be really useful! Must keep my eyes open for one.
    Love this! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  4. Lovely bold design, a brilliant card.
    Thank you for playing along with our challenge at Sweet Stampin’ this week.

  5. That card is gorgeous!!!! Perfect! Thank you for joining us over on the HIMCR blog this week!


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