Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentine's for teen boy

Hello everyone and a very happy Tuesday to all!

I am back to share a card I have made for my 16 year old son.  We shall see if he likes it! 

I based this card on this week's Stella Says Sketch challenge.

The sentiment panel was sponged with Tea Dye distress ink and stamped in Vintage Photo distress ink to tone down the overwhelming 'red' of the card.  I used Liquid Pearls in ruby red on two corners and to cover the hearts from the stamp (trying to make it a bit less 'girly').  The burlap ribbon was grunge cut instead of tucked neatly behind, and I tacked it down with two silver brads.  The heart button was tied with brown hemp cord to match the Vintage Photo distress ink.  The image of Deacon was fussy cut and colored with my still very limited number of Copics.  I hope I did him justice despite the pink shirt (a pink shirt for V-day is appropriate, even if he is a boy- right?  LOL).  I then popped him up on his own foam pedestal.  Many thanks for taking the time to come visit- hope you all have a wonderful day!

Close up

Catch the Bug - Affairs of the heart
Stampendous - Love is in the air 2/28/13
Craft Your Passion - My Valentine 
Tuesday Alchemy - My heart's all a flutter 
Dream Valley - Valentine's
Stamp Your Life - Anything Love 
Ladybug Crafts - Valentine's Day 2/28/13
One Crazy Stamper - Love 2/28/13
My Mum's Craft Shop - Love 2/28/13
Pin and Tack - Anything goes  03/1/13
DL.Art - Anything goes

Size:  6 x 6
Papers:  basic card stock, The Paper Studio, me & my BIG ideas
Dies:  Labels 1 and Classic Scalloped Edge border from Spellbinders 
Stamps:  Love Messages from Stampendous, Deacon from Bugaboo
Ink:  Tea Dye and Vintage Photo distress inks
Embellishments:  Button from Hobby Lobby, hemp cord from Really Reasonable Ribbon, burlap ribbon from The Paper Studio, Liquid Pearls in ruby red


  1. Boy are your cards getting better and better every day!!!!! Love this one! and real men wear pink :)

  2. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley and good luck.

  3. Your card caught my eye over at the Stampendous Challenge Blog. It's a really adorable card. I love your coloring and bright color choices.

  4. Wonderful! Not too froo-froo and perfect for a teen boy, I think! Love it!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Catch the Bug Challenge! Hope to see you again!

    Cheryl First
    aka Cafexpressions
    DT Member for Bugaboo Stamps

  5. What a cute project, very cutet!! Thanks so much for joining our January Bingo Challenge at CTB! We appreciate you taking the time to join our challenge! Hope to see you again very soon! Thanks for using a Bugaboo Image!

  6. Another great card and fabulous image and coloring. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Your Life.

  7. Fantastic image - perfect for a male teenager! Great colouring too!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey for our Love Challenge. We really appreciate it and hope to see you again hugs Karen P Paper Crafting Journey Design Team (

  8. What a fab fun card. great image for a teenager! THanks so much for joining us at MMCS Monthly Challenge, hope to see you again soon x

  9. We're so happy you joined us for theCatch The Bug “Stella Says Sketch" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you’ll join us again TODAY for a new sketch challenge!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    Kaymin Kreations


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