Wednesday 20 July 2016

Footie Physio

Yesterday was my daughter's birthday. The temperature in the UK was soaring above 30 degrees centigrade, so we spent the afternoon in the rooftop spa pool, overlooking Bath.

Usually any football cards I make for her are in blue and white, the team colours of the football team she's supported since she was a child.  As she is now one of the two physios at Tiverton Town football club, it was a lovely change to make her birthday card in their team colours of yellow and black.
The circle of footballs and L-shaped corners are dies from the Dixi 'Football Circle & Corner' set.  When I bought the dies, I thought they cut out pentagon shaped apertures, which I planned to back with black card.  However they cut out the football circles and just embosses them.  I left the dies covering the die cuts and dabbed black Distress ink through the holes in the dies, which worked really well.  The sentiment is die cut using Memory Box 'Stitched Circle' dies.  Tiny black gems finished off my card.

Here is the template I made for my base card.  I needed it slightly bigger than using an A4 sheet of card to fit the circle of footballs.  As long as the length is double the width,  the size of the card can be changed to fit any image or die cut.

The folded card should now look like this.  The square and rectangular panels were decorated before attaching the triangle to the rectangle with strong double-sided tape.

This shows the finished card from a slightly different angle.

I am joining in the following challenges:
Country View Crafts July Challenge ~ Have Fun with Circles
HLS July Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
Bizzy Bec's July Challenge ~ Anything Goes

There is a DT call for Papermilldirect. Click HERE to find out more.


  1. It sounds as if you had a lovely time together yesterday Liz celebrating your daughters Birthday. The card you made looks great and what an interesting strip colour. How nice that your daughter is able to work in a sport that she has always enjoyed. Barbxx

  2. Fabulous card Liz, sounds like you had a great time.
    Pam x

  3. I love yellow and black together and that ring of what we call "soccer balls" here in the states is fabulous! HB to your daughter!

  4. Happy birthday to your daughter!! A rooftop spa pool sounds like the perfect way to celebrate!! What a fabulous card this is!! I love the design!! It's so fabulous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Super card Liz, in lovely colours too! Haven't seen those dies before, so will take a look as they could be very handy for football fans!
    Good luck too, with your DT application, I have my fingers crossed for you!
    Janice x

  6. Great card, totally jealous of your rooftop chill. Cara x

  7. What a wonderful card for a soccer player or fan. Great card pattern and colours as well. All the best with the challenges Liz. Carol from Bizzy Bec's Design Team x

  8. A gorgeous football inspired card... Thanks for showing us at Country View Challenges this month.

  9. What an interesting folding technique! Perfect card for our July challenge - Circles - at the Country View Challenges! Thanks for joining!

  10. Great fold!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
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