Sports🎾 for {Cupcake Inspirations}

Hello friends!  It’s been a week since my last post, but I’ve been busy cleaning up around my house to get prepared for the cooler weather ahead of us shortly and it’s starting this week to be very cold in the evening…so it’s just one of those things that need to get done is all.  I actually love all things Fall including that! (Yes, I’m weird! LOL!)

Today starts up a brand new challenge over at {Cupcake Inspirations} and the theme is….


That is also something else that I enjoy in the Fall season!  I like to watch football with my hubby and since I have had boys that played in several different sports along with my husband liking all things sports, I’m always involved in it in someway!🏈  I thought I’d try something a bit different with this theme that is something I like to do for myself….

Although this card may look a bit simple in style, I did spend some time putting it all together. 

I’ve used this darling image from All Dressed Up Stamps called “And Relax” that I’ve fussy cut out after printing and then I created a separate plain panel with just the words enlarged a bit more than what the image was printed.

The printed words panel was die cut with a stitched rectangle die and then I masked off the Kramer stencil from Brutus Monroe and covered it with some glitter glaze (unknown color) that was lurking in my stash and it turned out so pretty when dried!  I popped up the colored image with foam tape, added sequins filled with some Nuvo Emerald City Glitter Drops which seemed to match up with the glitter glaze nicely.  I layered the front image panel over a stitched rectangle Raven cardstock layer and attached these layers over an A2 sized top folding white card base.

Here’s a closer view of the coloring I’ve done on the image using Copic markers.  Since it’s an image with really tiny details and small areas, I kept the coloring light and simple.  I’ve only added dots to her cheeks with a white gel pen.

I’ve used a craft knife to cut in the areas and I left a white border around her so that all the details showed up with her hair strands and neck line.

You can also see how pretty that sparkle looks from the glitter glaze over the stencil too!  The Nuvo Glitter Drops matched up nicely with it!

It’s a Monday, so perhaps this might be something good to think about doing today, right?!😁

Thank you for stopping in my friends!  I appreciate you taking the time!  I’ll have more coming soon!!  See you then!


  1.  All Dressed Up Challenge – September Anything Goes + ADU image
  2. Dream Valley – #233 Make it Digital (no stamps allowed)
  3. Use Your Stuff – #406 Sports
  4. The House That Stamps Built – S2320 – Anything Goes
  5. Colour Crazy Craft – Anything Goes + coloring

28 thoughts on “Sports🎾 for {Cupcake Inspirations}

  1. Stunning creation Vicki! Love the glittering background and your colouring is amazing as always.
    xxx Margreet


  2. She is so in her her zone there Vicki, gorgeous image and beautifully coloured..the background is gorgeous. I love the sparkle and perfectly placed sequins..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  3. Oh how cute with all that sparkle and green color! Awesome fussy cutting and coloring here, and although I’m not much of a football fan, I do watch baseball, so I’m into some sports 🙂 Great stencil work for a fun little card!


  4. I love the take on the sports theme Vicki x. Wonderful image, beautifully coloured and wow to the sparkle from the stencilling and paste x. A really beautiful card x.
    Yes I have been trying to put the garden to bed this week and have a sore back to show/feel for it !


  5. Adorable – I have never done yoga – do some mediating though. I like your :simple coloring” – especially the little white dots on her cheeks. The glittery background is stunning. I think you nailed this challenge.


  6. WOW! The background is just so sparkly but doesn’t take away from that beautifully coloured image. Love, love, LOVE this card! Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF – Gail #staysafe #stayhealthy


  7. She is definitely in the zone and totally relaxed! What a fun card and the sparkly background is wonderful.
    .Awesome card once again.



  8. GORGEOUS!!! That sparkly, stenciled background is fabulous!! I love the sparkle! It creates a fun contrast to the calm, relaxing feel to the image (which is beautifully colored!). Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.


  9. Such beautiful coloring, Vicki, and I love, love, LOVE that sparkly background. Great use of the stencil to achieve it.


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