Friday, July 29, 2011

Teenage boy cards are the hardest!!


I like most card makers we find some things 'challenging'!!! so for me it is boys cards esp. teenage boys but now Stampin' Up! are putting out more and more stamp sets that are so easy to use as boys/teens cards. Here I have used a variety of stamp sets to create the grungy look. The red piece behind the 'Happy Birthday' words was created by putting two label punch outs together - you can see it better on the close up photo below.



I find the best way to do these cards is to put a whole lot of elements together. I did make this with a teen in mind (happy birthday Sam for the 13th Aug!!) and he is interested in music, guitars and BMXing (hence the directional details) so just layer them up and BINGO you have a card. I have used acetate to give the appearance of more depth - it means that you can put details behind it like the coarse tape ribbon. Lots of hardware type things - eyelets, staples, clips etc - add to the masculine feel.
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9 comments:

  1. Great male teen card. I too find them difficult and you've given me some great ideas here! Thanks.

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  2. What a fantastic card this is Julia! love it!

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  3. Way to go Julia, this is great especially for a teenage boy, I too find these ones hard. Its too easy just to do flowery/girlie ones

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  4. This is amazing Julia!! Love it and will have to add this to my case file. All the elements work beautifully.

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  5. Wow love this card Julia I will also add it to my card ideas file

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  6. Fabulous collage card! Love the great images and colors. Perfect masculine card.

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  7. Great card for a teen boy. Love all your details. TFS

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  8. Lovely! I am just browsing the net to find an idea for a card for a 11 year boy and this gives me great ideas!

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  9. I love the art work. It's beautiful work. Very nice and original .A card you truly want to keep...

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