Friday, March 18, 2011

More Boyish Birthday Cards

I promised to show this one awhile back. My apologies for the delay.  I had to figure out why blogger was turning the image sideways.  This is a card that I made for our youngest son, Zach.  He really likes the Sonic the Hedgehog characters and this one, Silver, is one of his favorites.  I printed this image off of the internet and then cut it out with my Circle Scissors Plus and then cut a black circle mat for it.  I used my Tasteful Trim XL die to cut out the zig zag, but then....yes then....I saw the leftover pieces.  Ha!  I used the leftover pieces instead!  Needless to say, my Zachboy loved it. 
 And this is a card I made last night for a party that my oldest is going to today.  What to do for a 14 yr old's card???  I embossed the Extreme Guitar image with clear EP and then sponged around it with River Rock and Old Olive, then rubbed the edges of the Very Vanilla cardstock on my Real Red ink pad.  The background is some leftover strips from a pkg. called Dasher, which was from a few years back.  Doesn't really look like Christmas when you put it with these other images.  After gluing the strips of DP onto a piece of Old Olive, I ran it through the Big Shot with my Lattice embossing folder.  Doesn't that look cool?  You can't even tell that it's separate strips glued on!  The "party hearty" greeting is mounted on a tag from the Lots of Tags Sizzlits, an exclusive to Stampin' Up!
And what does a teenager want?  Money!  I think all of the card that I've made in the last 6 months for birthdays have been money holders.  I guess that means that the kids are getting older.  On this one, I stamped the cake and words from Birthday Bakery and colored it in with my SU markers.  The money holder was stamped a few times with the Extreme Guitar image and then sent through the Lattice embossing folder.  It's attached to the inside of the card with Sticky Strip, to make sure it stays on tight.  Oh!  But before I stuck it down, I took a bite out of it with my oval punch.
So there's your trip into my world of boys.  Definitely, they're harder cards to make and not quite as fun, but I DID have some fun, so that's ok.
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  1. Awesome!! Love the inside with the space for a gift card!

  2. This rocking card is FABULOUS!! Awesome technique both inside and out! LOVE it!!