As the mother of an almost 12 year old boy, some of the most difficult cards I make are for birthday parties that he attends.
Now, when I say difficult, I don’t mean hard or time consuming, I mean that the cards need to pass the tweenage boy approval test. And that is not always easy to do!
But I am happy to announce that this card passed on the first try and apparently even "wow"ed the other kids at the party!
To make this card, I used Basic Black, Sahara Sand and Real Red inks and cardstock. I stamped the Extreme Elements stamp set – $35.95, set of 6, #11581, page 81 – randomly on Whisper White cardstock and embellished with brads and a greeting banner created from cardstock and adhered with dimensionals.
Inside the card, I used the Look Here Big Shot die to create a holder for the gift card. This is such a great way to present gift cards and always gets alot of attention.
Stamps: Extreme Elements (115181), Just Jawing (111660 – You Rock greeting)
Inks: Real Red (103133), Sahara Sand (105208), Basic Black (101179)
Paper: Real Red (102482), Sahara Sand (105328), Basic Black (102851), Whisper White (100730)
Accessories: Vintage Brads (109109), Pop-Up Look Here Die (115966), Bold Brights Brads (106957), Dimensionals (104430)
Don’t think it, ink it!