Just Add Ink #154
Merry Monday #52

Seize the Birthday #8 - Masculine

Hi there

In total contrast to my last girly card, I have a teenage boy card for this week's Seize the Birthday #8 sketch. The Rotary Exchange student we are hosting is having his 17th birthday shortly and he is a keen skateboarder.  I acquired this 'Extreme Skateboard' stamp for the occasion and decided to give it a try with this sketch.  I don't think this stamp ever made it to Australia, but with the Internet you can find just about anything!

For the background behind the skateboarder, I have created a pseudo-grunge look using my acrylic blocks as stamps in the bold colours of Real Red, Not Quite Navy, More Mustard and Gumball Green. The skateboarder image was stamped over the top in Versamark ink and heat embossed in black.  I have learned the hard way with the new ink pads, not to emboss before the ink is thoroughly dry otherwise you emboss a lot more than you intend! The rest is pretty much as you see it. This one got the thumbs-up from the other male in the house, so let's hope the soon to be 17 yo thinks the same!



Project Details
Stamps Extreme Skateboard (retired), Blue Ribbon
Card stock & Papers Basic Black, Real Red, More Mustard, Whisper White, Parkers Patterns DSP
 Ink Real Red, Not Quite Navy, More Mustard, Gumball Green, Basic Black, Versamark
Accessories 5/16" Neutrals brads (retired)
Tools     Chevron and Square Lattice embossing folders,  Timeless Type Alphabet Sizzlits, Big Shot, Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, 1 1/2" Circle punch (not SU), Detail Black embossing powder (not SU), Heat gun, Brayer

Thanks for looking!

ETA:  Thanks to the DT for selecting this card for Birthday Honours, this week.

Birthday Honours