Golf Anyone – Tutorial #363


Any golf fans out there?   I took up golf years ago, not because I loved the game, but because I wanted to be out walking the pretty golf courses, lol.  Today’s tutorial teaches how to get depth in a round object with shading and how to create a shadow for a round object.   This card will more than likely go to one of the men in my life.  No, I don’t have more than one husband or a boyfriend on the side, lol.  I have one husband and two sons, lol.  Since I think this will be given to a man, I kept the layout super simple without any frills and let the scene be the main focus.   Hope you like it.


Paper: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Basic Black and River Rock
Ink: Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Not Quite Navy and Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Sponges, 1 1/4″ circle punch, Oval Punch, Brayer, Post it Note, Small Dots Texture Plate and Big Shot Machine

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Started out by running a piece of Whisper White card stock through my Big Shot Machine using the Small Dots Texture Plate.  


Punched a 1 1/4″ circle punch out of the now textured card stock.


I want the dots to be inverted so they are dimples on my golf ball.  You will want to make sure you are shading the right side of the golf ball.  :)

Sponged Sahara Sand ink at the bottom of the golf ball and just a slight bit around the top edge.


Sponged just a Always Artichoke ink at the very bottom of the golf ball.


Masked the bottom half of a 3″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White Card stock with a post it note.


Brayered Tempting Turquoise ink at the top of the card stock.


Brayered Not Quite Navy ink at the very top of the card stock.


Took the post it note mask off and put it back on to mask the sky area of the card stock.


Brayered Old Olive ink at the bottom of the card stock.


Brayered Always Artichoke ink at the very bottom of the card stock.


Sponged Always Artichoke ink at the post it note edge.


Punched an Oval out of scrap card stock.


Used the Negative part of the punch as a mask and sponged Basic Black ink in the hole to create a hole in my scene.


Used the negative hole from the Golf ball punch as a mask and sponged Always Artichoke ink in the hole to create the golf ball shadow.


Removed the mask and adhered the golf ball on the card stock.  Added 2 Black panels and 1 River Rock panel. 

Here is my finished card measuring 5″ x 6.5″.


May your day be one of much pleasure.  I will be spending the rest of my day prepping and packing for my Auburn, Washington Brayer Workshops.   I can’t wait to get there!

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18 responses to “Golf Anyone – Tutorial #363

  1. Great job! Will have to try this.

  2. Wow! Thanks for showing how to get that wonderful depth. That’s really cool. And BTW, that’s about as close to the hole as my balls ever seem to get! LOL!

  3. This is fantastic, how do you come up with these things? I will definitely be using this for the men in my life, many are big golfers. Thanks so much.

  4. Saw this on Stampin’ connection. Love this!

  5. THis is the best golf card I have seen. Great Job! I love it!!

  6. Michelle,
    this is great, love the depth of field in the card. I’d never have thought this up, never. I love the inspiration you provide.


  7. You are SOOOOO smart – I learn something new from you with every post. Hope all is well with you and that things are slowly getting easier and back to “normal”.

    Take Care

  8. Greg and I use to play…have no time now!! I have never been a serious player, if my ball did not go where I wanted it to, I would pick it up and throw it in the general direction. It was fun anyway!!!! Greg will love this card, thanks for sharing

    Hugs :-)

  9. Awesome, totally awesome. Thanks so much for this one!

  10. what a great card for the golfer in your life. TFS another great tutorial. hugs…

  11. This is just one stunning card. The golf ball looks so real. Thanks for a fabulous tutorial too.

  12. Light and shadow have always made the difference in my cards. Thanks for the tutorial chocked full of ideas of how to get a shadow of a hole in the ground and a round object! You make it all so easy! Safe trip.

  13. Dear Michelle,
    Well I don’t have a brayer to start with, but I tried it once at a class it was ok. I think it is alot of work. I have to say the more work I see of yours the more I want to do it. The Golf card was FANTASTIC, where do you come up with these things? Right now I won’t beable to do much of anything. That makes me very sad. But I cut my thumb really bad so I can’t do a whole lot. What a day that was yesterday. But I feel better today. Keep up the GREAT job.

  14. Fabulous card, Michelle! I live in a golf community, although I don’t play. I know a lot of people that this card would be perfect for. Can’t wait to give it a try! TFS!

  15. Got this tutorial from a link on splitcoaststampers and I LOVE it! Thanks so much. I was working on a b-day card for my husband and this will be perfect. I added a flag that says happy Birthday and I am quite pleased. Thanks again. I’ll post it on SCS with a link back here.

  16. Here’s the link to the card I made.

    Thanks for the tips and ideas.