And speaking of teenage boys, that's what the theme of today's card is! One of my son Jack's closest friends celebrated his 14th Birthday on Tuesday (and it's Jack's 14th on Sunday!). Jack and Niall have been best friends since they started school at 4 years old, and although they now go to different senior schools they have remained best friends and spend most holidays and weekends at one another's houses. In fact, we call Niall our 'other son'! They seem to spend a lot of their time together either on the computer, playing football or on skateboards (and building ramps, etc., down the drive! sigh!) - hence this card!
When I saw this image on Mo's digital stamps it just seemed a great idea!
I coloured the digi with promarkers, and distressed the edges of all the papers. As these teenage boys are definitely NOT pink & fluffy, I've kept the layout fairly simple, with just basic embellishments and a bit of a grungy look. The backing papers are from Basic Grey and American Crafts, with some added stitching. The sentiment stamp was a freebie with a magazine (and has proved quite useful!), stamped onto kraft card. I added a couple of brown brads, some larger pewter coloured brads and some bakers twine and decided to restrain myself from adding anything else!
I was quite pleased with the effect - this is about as CAS as I think I can be lol!
and the inside decorated to match!
Thanks for visiting - hope you like the 'boy' card!
And I'll be back tomorrow with some great new challenges from CraftyCatz and Totally Papercrafts, so do pop in while you're surfing through Blogland!
Back soon, Kim x
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Creative Craft Challenges2 - all about the boys
Crafty Sentiments - male card
Our Daily Bread Designs - you leave me in stitches
Through the craft door - anything goes
Hooked on Craft - male card