Not wanting to create a ‘boring’ card, I decided self made designer paper for my grandson Zion’s 14th birthday card would be the way to go. A teenage boy isn’t usually wild about flowers or forest animals or geometrics but…..IF he plays the guitar (and cello) a personalized card like this might strike his fancy.
I started around 6:30 this morning and finished the card just before 8:30, complete with envelope, in time to beat the mailman to the mailboxes. Yes, I was running a day late with this card.
The inspiration to make my own designer paper came from that mystery stamping card I made several days ago. It’s sometimes difficult to come up with a card idea for a 14 year old boy that won’t embarrass him or make him feel on the spot. Hopefully this card works.
Today’s Supplies:Product List
Measurements/Details for Today’s Card:
- Card Front/Base: Basic White Thick Card Stock: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″
- Next Layer: Pacific Point: 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″
- Stamped Layer: Basic White: 5-1/4″ x 4″
- Basic White scraps for stamping the guitar and two greetings
- I first randomly stamped the guitars using Soft Suede Classic Ink. For the popped up guitar I “fussy cut” it with Paper Snips and also pulled color from the outline of the guitar image using a Blender Pen. This helped to differentiate it from those stamped directly onto the Basic White layer.
- Dots were stamped using Pacific Point Classic Ink.
- “Here’s to an EPIC Celebration” was stamp with Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink.
- Headphones were also stamped using Soft Suede Classic Ink.
- The five adhesive backed stars were added at the very end for a few pops of color.
Thank you so much for popping in today. Please leave a comment below if you’re looking for a specific project or technique. As soon as I finish getting myself re-organized I’ll settle into a technique/new product/fun fold type pattern. But right now, I’m really still in the “figuring it all out” stage. Painful.