Friday, 14 August 2009

Happy Birthday Matthew

Matthew is my BFF, Pamela's eldest son and he is 16 today!!

I'm pretty sure you all know how hard it is to make a card for a teenage boy, and knowing Matthew, I thought the best way to go was to keep it simple.

Images: skull boyz by Sugar Nellie - I have used a pastel blue promarker to accentuate the shading and doodled the greeting with sakura micron pen

I used WordArt on MS Publisher to make an oversized "16" template, then cut it from Black Magic Core'dinations card. Then embossed in the cuttlebug with the happy birthday folder, and sanded to show the blue colour core.

The card base is grey SU cardstock


Gina said...

You have done a fab job with this card Deb, it is perfect for a 16 year old, I would not have had a clue where to start and would have cheated and bought one :) now I know just to case yours LOL
Hugs Gina xxx

Mar G said...

Cool card...Hope Matthew liked it! ;-)

Jane said...

Fab card!!!

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Love it, those skull stamps are so cool, love the sanded embossed 16 too, the perfect card.
I bet matthew loves it :)

Max said...

Brilliant Debbi.
Love the numbers embossed with happy birthdays. Simple but totally fabby result.


PS: Will have to take measurements for the side step card as, like you, I had a couple of false starts before making one that actually looked ok. Will get back to you :)

Kim. said...

What a great idea for a teenage lad I always find them the hardest but I bet he loved this.
Kim xXx

scotspanda said...

oooh fab card for a teenage boy! love it hun, the skull boy is great I love him lol


Amanda xx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Debbi/

Hugs Riet.x

Lynne said...

This is brilliant, Deb. So original. I've got one coming up in September and I don't know where to start. I love this.


shellshearer said...

Great card Debbi just perfect for a 16 year old boy

hugs shell xx

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