Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Go Busco!

I made this card on Friday, which I always consider to be Spirit Day because it is the day for high school football games!  The challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments was to use pom poms in some way, so this one was a no-brainer for me!

I had so much fun making the flower for my wedding card that I decided to use the same technique for the pom pom on my spirit card!
Now, those of you who know me really well know that this is NOT a Purdue Boilermaker card.  I am a Hoosier girl through and through!  These are the school colors for the Busco Eagles, where my kids go to school.  This is what Brett always called "old gold."  When he was in school, it drove him crazy when they would try to use yellow in place of the gold because their true school color was "old gold."  Funny how we all have things like that bother us! 
For this card, I spritzed the pom pom with Gold Glow Smooch Spritz.  It really made it come to life and have some dimension.  I wish that showed up in the picture!  I embossed the background with the Argyle Embossing Folder because I always think of school when I think argyle!  It's a pretty simple card that doesn't require a lot of supplies, but I think it would look so cute hanging on the cheerleaders' lockers.
Oh, and if you were wondering, Busco beat Prairie Heights EASILY, 42-0.  Go Eagles!
Stamp Sets:  None!
Cardstock: Basic Black, Brushed Gold
Ink: None!
Tools: Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Argyle and Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folders, Heat Tool, hot-glue gun
Accessories: Gold Glow Smooch Spritz


  1. I love your pom pom! So cute in the 2 colors. You did a fabulous job of mixing them. Thanks for playing with us this week at HSS.

  2. Great pom pom! I can see the glimmer from the spray, that and all the embossing make it really special! And WOW, 42-0 is a BIG reason to celebrate :D Thanks for playing at HSS! Erika

  3. Very Cute!!! Love your Pom Pom!! Love the texture!! Thanks for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments, Diane

  4. Super cute card! I love your take on the pom pom, too! I think you should show this to some of the moms from your kids' school....I'm sure they'd buy 'em up for their kids!! Go girl (this is me cheering you on!) :) Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  5. How fun and spirited! Your pom pom scallop flower is AWESOME--I just can't get enough of those. Thank you for being a part of our challenge this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

  6. LOL! So glad you cleared up the whole Purdue thing!! This also happens to be the colors of DH's high school and he also gets upset with 'yellow'!!

    LOVE the shimmery gold on this and your cute pompom! Great card!

  7. Love your pom can feel the school spirit! Congrats on your pick! Guess we were the only two brave enough to take on this challenge :)