Monday, 7 September 2020

Round of Golf


Today is my Father In Law's birthday and inspired by a pop up snowman card I had seen online I thought I would make a pop up golf ball. Little did I realise what I was letting myself in for though.....

I started off making the golf ball. I found a template online to make the ball and made it out of white card. I used 200 gsm and it seemed too thin so I did a slightly smaller version in thicker card. This still seemed too thin. I tried to use an elastic band to do the pop up bit but it ripped the card so I used some elastic instead and this seemed to hold up better.

To emulate the texture of the golf ball I used an embossing folder and cut the panels slightly smaller than the template, then taped them on with strong red liner double sided tape. After some manipulation I realised the joints would not hold very well especially where the sides were held together with the elastic so I ended up having to do some more strengthening. I was losing the will to live by this stage and seriously considered binning the blooming thing! I decided it was as good as I was going to be able to get it and stop messing with it.


I was lucky to win a challenge recently and the prize was a gift certificate for DRS Designs. They had some lovely rubber stamps and I chose this fabulous Golf Is…… image. I really liked the frame of golfing terms and thought it would be nice for Dad as he is golfing crazy.


I coloured the image with a combination of Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pens. I mounted this onto silver card and added some ribbon and a plaid glittery patterned paper in green.  I added some peel off stickers for the sentiment and some foam alphabet stickers that have silver glitter on them for Dad. This is the inside left hand side of card.

The pop up ball is on the right hand side of the inside. I added some handmade green paper which has a lovely texture for the 'grass' and a silver cardboard hole that the ball goes into. This is the side profile of it. It doesn't completely spring into a round shape. If I pulled the elastic tighter then it made the ball go a weird shape so I had to compromise.


This is what the inside looks like with both sides in view.


To keep the card closed in the envelope I realised that I needed to add a belly band to it. I used a cupcake die that I received in a mystery clearance bag from Crafter’s Companion. I cut it from black card and then added a layer of silver underneath it so it made it stronger and added contrast. Where the band is die cut was quite weak when the golf ball was pushing against it. I added some silver gel pen and clear glitter to the embossed detail in the cupcake.

The patterned paper has been cut using a die from Julie Hickey Designs.

I was quite pleased with it once I had finished with it. I'm not sure what I was doing wrong or why I couldn't get a good balance with making it springy and tearing the card but I managed it in the end with some perseverance and a lot of swearing...... I just hope he likes it :)

Card Details -

 

Size – 6” x 6"

Rubber StampGolf Is…… by DRS Designs

Dies Sweet Treat by Crafter’s Companion, Square Layers, Frames & Banners by Julie Hickey Designs

Embossing Folder – Tiny Bubbles by Cuttlebug

Colouring Medium – Promarkers & Spectrum Noir, silver gel pen and sakura clear glitter pen

Embellishments - Ribbons, Peel off stickers, Foam glitter stickers

 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)

 





46 comments:

  1. FABULOUS card!
    LOVE it, inside and out! It was well worth the effort to get this COOL pop out golf ball, he will LOVE it too!
    Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck with your entry :)

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  2. A great card for the golfers, thanks so much for joining in with our 'Hand Coloured Image' theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

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  3. Super creations. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

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  4. Well you might have had a lot of issues with it but it looks fabulous, I am sure he will cherish it! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

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  5. A super golfing creation and you have put so much work in to this. Many thanks for joining us at I Love Chocolate Baroque Challenges xxxxx

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  6. Turned out FABULOUS! He's going to LOVE it! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Colorful’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
    Please stop in for a visit!

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  7. Wow, what a fabulous card. Lots of work went into it, and it certainly paid off. The recipient will love it. Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
    Judy~ DD DT
    {Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!!


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  8. Hi again Mandy, shame on me as I missed your link to our first challenge at We Love Chocolate Baroque so had to pop back to thank you.

    B x

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  9. Your card is wonderful.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.
    Hugs

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  10. Your perseverance paid off this project is amazing ! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.
    https://wwwkraftyjean.blogspot.com/

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  11. FABulous fun project, I bet your Dad in law loved it, so clever.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT  https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/

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  12. Your dad is going to LOVE this card! Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug/Stella Says Sketch. Bonnie GDT

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  13. What an awesome card for your dad. So creative and special. Thanks for sharing over at Crafty Catz (and Catch the bug, Colour Crazy)

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  14. Beautiful design here and love your style, thanks for entering your project into this month's challenge, "anything goes" and look forward to you joining us again.. Good luck in the final draw..

    [aNNie Design team member for Pattie's Creations challenge
    https://thejourneyisthestarthere.blogspot.com/{My Blog}

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  15. Great design. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

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  16. Hi your makes are stunning. Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog for challenge #79 which has the theme Anything Goes. The sponsor is Beccy’s Place. Hugs Jackie DT xxx

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  17. Mandy, Wow! Lots of work but worth it. Thank you for sharing your Handsome masculine card with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Dad will love it! HAPPY CRAFTING!
    Hugs,
    Jan
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

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  18. Brilliant creation Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges. Good luck Ginny DT for
    Ike'sWorld challenge
    My Blog As I do Rodos

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  19. Youre creations are so so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

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  20. Such a clever creation! Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers.
    DT Mari, my blog Ittetehty

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  21. wow this is amazing, thank you for joining in with My Time To Craft Challenge - DT Judith

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  22. Wonderful interaction card design. Perfect for the golfers too.

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  23. This certainly has the wow factor! Thanks for joining the AYLI challenge.
    Anne x

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  24. wow! such a creative card! I love it!!! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

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  25. Love your creativity and perseverance in completing this fabulous golf card. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

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  26. Fabulous creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

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  27. A super card for a golfer. Making it was a real labour of love, but well worth the effort. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
    Liz xx

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  28. Great projects! Thanks for joining us at the QKR Stampede Challenge this week. kReN on the DT. Come and see what I have done! https://afourthlife.blogspot.com

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  29. This is a great interpretation of 'Forty Whacks' and a lovely personalised card, cleverly made. Thanks for joining The Library.

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  30. Lovely creations! Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week.

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  31. Fabulous colouring! Great card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts
    and over at We love Chocolate Baroque;-))m

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  32. So cute! Thank you for sharing your craftiness at Crafting Happiness Challenges.
    :) Janis, Owner & Design Team Member

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  33. Fantastic card and design. Thank you for joining us at I Love Promarkers Blog Challenge
    Best Wishes Lisa xx
    craftycard-designs.co.uk

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  34. Wow great project and nice work here.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette DT

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  35. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 18 at Gem of a Challenge!

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  36. This is so cute. It goes perfectly with our theme “Anything Goes” at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Pattie
    Artist & Owner

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  37. I am sure your FIL loved this! Great card! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Hugz,
    Chana Malkah, Owner

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  38. Great design! Thanks for joining our ATG challenge at Penny's Challenges. I hope you join us again! Hugs, Mary

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  39. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create. Hugs from DT-Irre

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  40. Just perfect for the Challenge!
    Great project!
    Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
    Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

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  41. What a lovely card, so clever. Thanks for entering the choosday at Polkadoodles. Madison

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  42. A super masculine card. Thank you for joining us in our ‘The Great Outdoors' challenge at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

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  43. Your dad is going to love this card! It's so intricate and detailed. Thanks so much for joining us at Pattie's Creations. We hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs, Carol DT

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  44. This is such a fabulous card, Mandy, and I'm sure he loved it! Lots of work but certainly worth it. :-D So happy to see you playing along and supporting our "Anything Goes" challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps this month. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

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  45. A brilliant card, perfect for our challenge. Thanks for sharing with us at My Time to Craft. Caz. DT

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  46. What a great idea!! Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog.

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