DivaSC20 Stampin' Up! Just Baseball card

Happy Saturday and welcome to another sketch challenge with UDI.

My card today is a good indicator of where I'm spending time these days. The boys started baseball last week and we're already getting into the routine of spending most of our time at the ball fields! This year our team is sponsored by a local diner (Niki's for those of you in the area!) I already enjoy meeting my parents and friends there for an occasional breakfast; but now I love the place even more because they were willing to help us out! Times are tough, it would have been easy for them to say they just couldn't do it, you know?

So the card base is made of night of navy, topped with a strip of really rust on which I have rolled the Classics Stars jumbo wheel. I trimmed the front flap of the card to be 1/2" thinner than the back flap. So as you can see in the 2nd picture, I added a little strip of the decorated rust paper there, too. The "thanks" is from our Outlined for Fun set and the hat is from our Just Baseball set. I felt like it needed a little something else, so I've added a star brad and a little scrap of navy grosgrain. Also, the naturals white card stock was looking a little bright, so I sponged it with really rust and more mustard ink along the edges. Now that I think about it, it reminds me of the dirt at the baseball field - you know... the stuff that is permanently stained on the knees of their pants? How appropriate!

Thanks for stopping by!