Boo’s favorite gym shoes are Converse. I’ve never worn a pair so I can’t attest to their comfort but I can say they’ve been around a long time. Some of you may remember them as “Chuck Taylors”. Chuck Taylor was an American Hall of Fame basketball player and ironically in 1921 became a professional sneaker salesman. This was well before professional basketball players made millions of dollars – obviously. Taylor was so good at promoting the shoe that Converse put his name on the sneaker’s ankle patch. Taylor reportedly took only a salary and didn’t get a commission from the sneakers that had his name on them. Nearly 100 years later these emain the best-selling basketball shoe in history!
Stampin’ Up! even included a look-alike in their Epic Celebration stamp set – among the free selections during Sale-A-Bration! The stamp set also includes a guitar, headphones, a background stamp and a few greetings.
The base of my card uses the new Scattered Sequins Dynamic Embossing Folder. They sure look real, don’t they? I chose to stamp the sneakers on a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock then die cut them using the Stitched Shapes square framelit. I used the Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends to color them in, adding a bit of Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends under the toes which I muted using the Color Lifter. I’m seriously in love with these alcohol-based markers!
I decided to bling up these sneakers – after all, brides are wearing them under their wedding dresses these days! I used Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper to die cut the words from the Celebrate You Thinlits. I’ve got a quick tip video about die cutting on the Glimmer Paper that you shouldn’t miss. That tip made die cutting these words – and applying them – so much easier.
A scattered sequin background called for a few scattered sequins. I used the Iridescent Sequin Assortment and adhered them to mimic the embossing folder. I’m saving this card for Boo’s birthday. Something tells me she’s going to love it!
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