One of my favorite young men (2nd cousin) Peter graduated from high school this spring. His passion is baseball (just like his father). I found this cool vintage baseball image on Etsy for $1.00 and thought it would make a perfect card for him. I love the way it turned out.
First I inked the Impression Obsession Stripe Stamp with Versa fine ink making sure there were some blank lines to give it more of a vintage feel. You do this by rubbing the ink on instead of blotting. I learned that tip from Wendy Vecchi.
Tea Dye was used to give everything an aged look. Using Tim Holtz Slight Alterations CMS060
I stamped on the background of the Congrats and the year. I love that stamp as I think it adds so much interest. I am sorry but I don't know which set of numbers I have. I think it is Memory Box but I did not label it. (shaking my finger at myself) I personalized the inside too with a graduation cap and a note to Peter. I think he will like it.
You can purchase all the following products from Terri at www.atjoansgardens.com
Thin Stripes Stamp- B5199 - Impression Obsession
Slight Alterations - CMS060 - Tim Holtz
Congrats - 656360 - Sizzix
Tea Dye Distressed Ink by Tim Holtz
Numbers - I think Memory Box, but not sure.