I’ve been having such fun playing with parts of the new Country Club Suite. On previous projects I’ve used the Clubhouse Stamp Set and Country Club Designer Series Paper. Today though I’ve brought it all together with the addition of the coordinating Golf Club Dies.
I started my project with some stamping using the Clubhouse Stamp Set and Thick Whisper White Card.
First I used Night of Navy ink to stamp the sentiment “You’re the greatest guy by par” twice. Then with Tuxedo Black ink I stamped the image of the golfer.
Next I found two scraps from the Country Club 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP). Using Tuxedo Black ink I stamped the bottom half of the golfer image on one, and his torso on the other. As I’d hoped, the result was some quite striking clothes so I cut out the shirt and trousers with Paper Snips.
I realised after I’d finished cutting that there was a hint of a belt but it wasn’t very clear. So I used a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to colour in that part of the DSP. That was much better. Before I forgot, I used the Ivory Stampin’ Blends to colour in the golfer’s arms, hand and neck. Then I finished off by adding a little light Old Olive Stampin Blends to the ‘ground’.
GOLF CLUB DIES
With the stamping and colouring now done it was time to break out the Golf Club Dies and began by cutting out the golfer.
Then I turned to the two stamped sentiments. I cut one of them using the shield shape which cut off some of the ‘greatest guy’ wording. This wasn’t a problem as I cut that part out of the second sentiment using the smaller banner die from the set. Layering the two pieces together was an easy task using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Next I pulled out some Champagne Foil Sheet and die-cut a v-shaped leafy piece. This is designed to frame the shield and having put my Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals close to the end of the banner, I simply fixed the foil to them.
Before I was done with the Golf Club Dies, I still had a couple more extra elements to cut.
First I found scraps of Mint Macaron and Real Red Card and cut out a golf tee from each piece. Then I used the tuft of grass dies to cut a scrap of Garden Green Card.
The final element was the textured golf ball with ink pressed into the embossed area. To get this effect I gently pressed the die onto the surface of a Smoky Slate ink pad before using it to cut a piece of Thick Whisper White Card. This pushed the ink into the die-cut piece thereby making the embossing more apparent.
THE FINAL TOUCHES
With everything cut and coloured I was now ready to put it all together on my wooden picture frame.
I began the process by using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to ‘dress’ my golfer with the DSP pieces. Then I glued the finished golfer to the frame.
Next I decided that to try to keep a sense of perspective I would need to have the large golf ball ‘behind’ my golfer. So I added this to the frame next with some Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. I followed this with the golf tees held in place with liquid glue, before layering the grass piece on the top.
That just left the assembled sentiment which I fixed to the top of the frame with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I have to say that I’m really pleased with how this project turned out. It would be the perfect gift for a golfer don’t you think? It was only afterwards I realised that my golfer currently looks as if he’s hit his ball into the water. How much fun would it be to fill the frame with a favourite scenic view!
I still have lots more new goodies to play with, so that’s my mission for today. I hope you can find a little time for crafting too.
If you missed my previous golf-themed projects check out these earlier blog posts:
- Country Club Colouring Sheet
- First Project in the Clubhouse
- A Paper Pumpkin Thing – Something for Everything
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Clubhouse Stamp Set in a bundle with the coordinating Golf Club Dies. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included both options below so you can explore these further if you wish.