Last week Mary's (Serendipity Stamps owner and fearless leader) oldest daughter headed off to the USSSA Softball World Series. I'm betting lots of other girls and boys around the country are traveling to games too. This was a lot of fun to create a couple of softball card using Serendipity stamps. And just in case you're more in tune with the boy side of the ball field than the girl side, a softball is bright yellow, not white. Thus, my softballs are colored yellow.
For this first card I used the ball, bat and mit stamp from Serendipity stamps and colored it with copic markers. The sentiment "Get your game on" is also a Serendipity stamps. I used my sewing machine to sew a feather stitch around the image and the outside edges of the card. The button and ribbon are from my sewing room stash.
This was fun making cards so I decided to use on of the Serendipity Softball stamps and the sentiment "It's not just a game" and stamp and mount the sentiment and ball on a ball field diamond shaped mat. The fun baseball print designer paper on this second card is from Michaels. The grosgrain ribbon is Stampin' Up! I thought the ball field diamond mat looked too plain so I went back to my sewing machine for this card too and used a feather stitch around the border, trying to replicate the stitching of the baseballs.
After making these cards I'm singing, "Take me out to the ball game!"