As I mentioned a few days ago, last Sunday was our son Jack's 14th birthday - so I thought I'd show you the card I made for him. Now teenage boys aren't generally interested in pretty flowers, lacy embellishments and cute images - or at least mine isn't! His main interests are being with his friends, sports, his xbox and his computer! And I have to say he is quite a whizz on the computer and can do things and add special effects that I wouldn't even know where to start with! So when I saw this image from Mos Digital Pencil it seemed a pretty good start for his birthday card!
This image is called 'Paul Typing' but could just as easily be Jack when he's 'borrowed' my laptop (though why he wants a laptop when he's got a very good computer in his room beats me!).
I've coloured the image with promarkers and pencils. I then added black eyelets and bakers twine as a 'frame'. The sentiment was done on the computer. The papers are K&Co 'BlueAwning' - great papers, particularly for more 'masculine' cards and scrap layouts. I used coredinations card for matting, lightly sanded and distressed. I then distressed all the images and papers with 'tea dye' distress ink. As an extra 'dimension' I thought I'd make a tag with a birthday message on that fits in a pocket behind the main image, again with a black eyelet, faux stitching and seam binding ribbon. The lettering was using Sizzix rub-ons.
Hope you like it! And thank you for all the nice comments about my rather waffling posts! Apologies for yet another rather long post - but I do like to add details about what I've used as I know when I browse around at so many talented crafters' blogs that it's interesting to see what people have used - that's how we get our own ideas!
Back soon, Kim x
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Alphabet challenge - P is for Pocket Card
Fresh Brewed - distressing
Creative Craft Challenge - all about the boys
Our Craft Lounge - use twine
My heart pieces digital stamp challenge - anything goes
Whimsy Inspires - anything goes