Saturday, September 3, 2011

"Hope Your Birthday Rocks" Card

Today is my nephew's birthday. He turns 15! Gosh, that makes me feel old! I originally bought this Extreme Guitar stamp to make cards for him, so you'll have to forgive me for using it even though it's retired. (This image is still available as a digital download.) I paired it with the Extreme Elements stamp set, which is not retired and is also great for teenage boy cards.

I have to show a close-up of the guitar guy. I love the way this turned out. I inked that stamp in Soft Suede and then used the dots from Extreme Elements to "kiss" it. But I didn't ink the dots, I left the stamp clean. So the effect is that it took the Soft Suede ink OFF the guitar stamp.

I really digging this layout too. I just pulled out some Marina Mist scraps and I happened to have two 2-1/2" Circles already punched, so I added those. I love the pop of color with the other neutrals: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, and Very Vanilla.

If you think this card ROCKS (pun intended!), leave me a comment and let me know!

Don't forget about my Labor Day Weekend special -- I'm giving away a Christmas Sampler away to everyone who places an order of $50 or more before Tuesday!

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Extreme Guitar, Extreme Elements, On Your Birthday, Soft Suede ink & cardstock, Crumb Cake ink & cardstock, Marina Mist ink & cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Jumbo Neutral Brads, 1/16" Hole Punch

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Anonymous said...

I do think this card rocks!-real great for a teenager.
Great idea your "kissing-technique"...I'm gonna try that later- Thanks for shareing.

Barb said...

I think everything you do rocks, Julie!!

Shelli Deckard said...

I too, agree that this card rocks! I can feel a case coming on even now! Thanks for the inspiration~~

Christina said...

I LOVE this card! I have problems coming up with "boy/man" cards! I have the Extreme Elements set, but not the retired "boy" stamps! thank you for the inspiration!!!

Sue said...

I do love this layout. I kept the extreme snow boarder for my son who loves to snow board and will case this card layout for him.