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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Cole's Birthday

By far, the hardest cards that I attempt to make are for teenage boys. I am okay with little boy cards and am getting better at cards for men, but those in-between ages are hard. I almost just went and bought a card instead of trying to make one! Tomorrow is my nephew Cole's birthday. As he turns fourteen, he is past the age of cute little dinosaurs, robots and trucks. I decided to use the Inkadinkado Rock Star stamp set. The image was stamped with Versa-Mark and then embossed with black embossing powder. The Happy Birthday was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink using the Martha Stewart Gothic alphabet set. After stamping the letters, I went over each one with a black Spica Glitter pen. I used two different patterns of DCWV paper, cut into strips for my background and added those jumbo silver brads to finish it off. What do you think? 

SPeaking of that Inkadinkado stamp set, that was a birthday gift from my friend Allyson. I have to tell you, this was the year of the stamp for me. I have tons of new stamp sets to show you over the next few weeks (or months!) so check back often.

19 comments:

Becky said...

This is a great card, no mistaken it is a manly card :).

MrsETaylor said...

Very cool card. I love the feel and the stamps are awesome.

laos348 said...

I agree that cards for teen boys is tough! You did a great job on this - I like the added extra you did with the spica pen.

Cheryl Walker said...

Perfect card, and he will love this!!!!

Have a nice day!!

Hugs,
Cheryl

Scrapping Julie said...

Gina Lindsay!!! Awesome card. Never seen you make anything like this before. It rocks sister!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

This is a great card! The alphabet is perfect for that image. I'm looking forward to seeing all your new stamps. I need to get a few new sets...

Karen from PA said...

I totally sympathize with the in-between man cards. They are really tough, and I have a house full of boys, so thanks for the great idea. Great card!

Michelle said...

great card..and surely ideal for a guy.. TFS!

Christine Riley said...

Very cute guy card, love it! :)
Hugs, Christine

Anne said...

As my son would say -that's sick-it's a good thing in the teen world-I'm sure he'll love it!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

This is so rugged and almost scary! Perfect for a teenage boy.

Cr8ive ME said...

wicked. I love it.

M.E. aka CMCMaryD@SCS

Dru said...

What a perfect card for a teen - he's going to love it!! I love it too!

Lesly said...

I think this is the PERFECT teenage boy card. My 12 year old son looked at it and said "Mom, you can make me one of these."

Sara said...

OMG! I'm in LOVE with this card, it is to die for. I have that set, and haven't used it yet. But I will now!!

Kay said...

That is perfect! I have the "Rock Star" set and love it because it makes such great cards for those hard to do teenage boys. Now I have to look out for that alpha!

Lynn said...

There could not be a more perfect teenage boy card!! How awesome!!

Ann said...

I think you did a fabulous job! I'm sure he'll like it!

Michelle said...

I think you did a great job on this card...it's not easy making a card for teenagers is it..?