Monday, May 23, 2011

Teenage Boy Cards - Day 3 & Wrap Up

Today we wrap up the Teenage Boy Card series with Jacob's card.  Jake turned 15 this year (thank goodness all my nephews and niece are always on odd or even ages the same makes it easy to remember how old they are!)  Jake's card is very similar to Cody's that I posted yesterday.  It's great when you have a good basic template or layout and you can make several unique cards just by changing colors and/or a few elements.

The Details:
  • The blue frame is again a chipboard piece colored this time with Stormy Sky Distress Ink.  I love how it looks like denim.  The frame is much larger on Jake's card, so an entire sentiment fits here.
  • Still keeping the embellishments simple and masculine, a metal edge tag with the star stamped on it pulls together the circles from the background and the metal from the brads.

To wrap up the Teenage Boy Cards series, here are my suggestions for "boy card" success:
  • Use elements that highlight their interests (of course, we card makers do this all the time!).
  • Too many embellishments can appear feminine, especially ribbon.  Stick to metal, twine, rustic buttons, etc.
  • Keep it simple.  A good geometric layout can go a long way!
  • Stay grounded.  Be cognizant of the colors you're tones are best.  Notice that all three of my cards feature Papertrey Ink Kraft card stock.  I am in love with this paper!

Paper:  PTI card stock 'Kraft'; SU! card stock 'More Mustard'; scrap pattern paper
Stamps:  SU!
Inks:  Distress Ink 'Stormy Sky'; SU!
Embellishments:  metal edge tag; JoAnn sticky brads; chipboard frame

1 comment:

  1. What a great sentiment and I like the background a lot! Very cool for a masculine/boy card.


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