Tuesday, July 26, 2011

H2H - Converse Sneaker Card :)

I needed a birthday card for my nephew and was having trouble thinking up something fun.  When I first saw the H2H Sketch for this week, it didn't seem like it was going to help me out much.  But I kept staring at it, and one thought led to another, and here's where I ended up:



My Converse-inspired birthday card!  My nephew is athletic and this just seemed like a fun idea.  I started googling Converse sneakers and I was inspired by the styling of them, and I knew I could make it fit the sketch.  I did alter the sketch a bit - rotating it, and changing up the square to be the Converse circle.
I started with a piece of Tulip cardstock which (even though you can't really tell from the photo) has been lightly sanded to make it look like canvas.  Next I used white embossing powder to make the stitches (from the You & Me Stamp Set).  The alphabet is Tiny Typewriter.

If I were to do this one over again, I would have used liquid glass on the shoelace grommets just for fun. I really do want to make more of these cards.  There are so many cool Converse out there to be inspired by.

25 comments:

  1. So clever - great masculine card!

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  2. Very creative!! I love seeing a sketch done in a completely different way.

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  3. This card is awesome! I would have never gotten a Converse from the scketch! So creative and great! Great job!

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  4. You're a genius!!! I love this card so much and showed my 12 year old son, who gave a huge approval on the cool factor. ;)

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  5. Wow! So clever! I love the creativity. :-) Thanks for playing along with us at H2H this week!

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  6. So cute! Love the way you interpreted the sketch. :-)

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  7. OMG - your card is so stinkin' cute...I absolutely love it. Thanks for playing with us this week

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  8. Girl you go go-this card is amazing and so clever on how you used H2H idea....whoooo this is awesome...

    Peggy Lee
    (Creative Scraps)

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  9. That is so cute. What a great card nour nephew will love it....

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  10. All right, this one, the teapots, the fish race... I quit! Just kidding. This is flipping adorable. Way more creative than mine LOL

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  11. Your card is too cool! I'm sure that your nephew will love it. Thanks for sharing your version of this H2H sketch!

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  12. Wow!!! What a creative idea. I may have to CASE it!

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  13. This is adorable! What fun take!

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  14. Congratulations, Joelle! How FUNN - to win the same week as you! Our team rocks!

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  15. Awesome card! Love it!!

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  16. This card is absolutely adorable!!!

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  17. This card is awesome!! I found it on Pinterest and made one like it for my daughter! It's so perfect for her this year... she got the shoes for her birthday!! I will link back to you when I post my card on my blog.
    Thanks for the inspiration!!!
    Debbie
    http://debbiesdashofthisandthat.blogspot.com/

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  18. I love this card! You are so creative! Like the poster before me, I found it while surfing Pinterest.

    I made a blog post about it, and with a link back to here. http://crafted-by-tammy.blogspot.com/2012/07/baby-shower-card-converse-style.html

    Have a great day!
    Tammy

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  19. I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. Email me link to your card so I can find it at grohcm at gmail dot com. I will send you an email when the post goes live. Thank you.
    Cindy at Cre8ive Cindy Blog

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  20. Brilliant! Happy New Year! Hugs, Lesley

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