Step 1: From Simon Hurley Stark White Cardstock cut a card base measuring 5.5 by 8.5 inch, score down the middle and cut a 3-inch circle in the center towards the top. Set the 3-inch circle to the side and cut another one (two total). Cut two 3.5 inch-circles, one 4 x 5.25-inch rectangle and a 1.25-inch x 4.75-inch strip.
Step 2: Place the Nothing But Net Stencil on top of Card base with circle cut out and blend Guppy Ink over it. Mist with a little water.
Step 3: Stamp “Hoopy Birthday” from the Slam Dunk Stamp Set with Jet Black Archival Ink under the circle on the card front.
Step 4: Stamp the basketball player on the 4 x 5.25-inch card base in Jet Black Ink. Stamp the sentiment and basketballs on one of the smaller circles with Jet Black, Guppy and Grrrr! On the second smaller circle stamp the small basketball, basketball hoop and number in Jet Black. Stamp the splat image behind the number in Over the Moon Ink.
Step 5: Smooch Bee Sting, Game Over, Grrrr! and Guppy on the Silicone Mat. With a damp paint brush, paint the basketballs and hair a mix of Guppy and Bee Sting. Paint the player and backboard border Grrrrr! Use Game Over to paint the hardware on the basketball hoop and basketball players shirt and socks.
Step 6: Finally, use Midnight Snack to paint toe player’s shorts and shoes. Stamp a number on the jersey in Jet Black Archival Ink.
Step 7: Using the Ink Blendng Tool with Foam, Blend Sike! On two smaller circles. Blend Midnight Snack on two larger circle. Blend Clear Skies around edges of card base. Blend Game Over on both sides of strip. Spritz water with Mister on two large circles and strip. Do not add water to the smaller circles because the images will run.
Step 8: Adhere the strip on the inside of the card in the center of the open circle on the card front.
Step 9: Adhere the player on top of the strip.
Using foam tape, adhere the basketball backboard circle on a large blue circle. Adhere the sentiment circle on the other large blue circle.
Step 10: Place the sentiment circle upside down on the open circle on the front of the card. Fold the strip onto the backside of the sentiment circle and adhere. Be careful to only adhere the strip to the circle and not the card.
Step 11: Lay the other circle carefully on top of the circle that is adhered to the strip and then adhere it. The image should be facing you as a card front.
Step 12: Test the card by opening the circle flap. The sentiment should be revealed as well as part of the player.
As the card is opened the player will be revealed.
Finish off the card by adding Black Onyx Liquid Pearls. Inking all the edges is also a nice touch!