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Thursday, 10 May 2012
Teenagers Birthday Card
Not the easiest people to make Birthday cards for, male Teens! This card was made for a friend at work who ordered it for his son, and I sort of know the lad, so had an idea of what would appeal.
I stuck to a simple but ‘full of impact’ black and white. Black base card, and the images are all stamped on white pearl card. The Guitar is from a set by Inkadinkado, 98693, Rock Star clear stamp set. This doesn't appear to be available over here anymore, but I found it on Amazon .com, and a lot of US places have it and will ship over here.
The Skull & Crossbones border, Winged Skull motif and ‘Rock Star’ phrase are also from the same set. The Winged Guitarist came with a free set of stamps with Creative Stamping this month. I don’t often buy mags with free stamp sheets, as usually they are not my sort of style, but as you can see this one does have some really useful male images.
First off I stamped the Guitar image in Archival black, and heat embossed it with clear detail powder. Whilst it was still hot, I added more powder to the main body of the guitar, heat set again, and repeated this a couple more times to give a raised image. I treated the Winged Skull motif exactly the same way. When both were cold, I cut out around the Winged Skull image, and trimmed the Guitar to an oblong, and although you can’t tell from the picture, I matted it onto black glitter paper before positioning it onto the card front. To matt onto the glitter paper, I used dabs of silicone glue- it will stick to the glittery surface, when DST wont.
I used a stamp positioner to stamp the skull & crossbones border twice, and again heat embossed with clear powder. I trimmed this down and also matted onto black glitter paper, then added to the bottom of the card.
Next up I randomly stamped the Winged Guitarist,( from the free set), Rockstar phrase and the word ‘Rock’(from the Rockstar set) in black onto white pearl card and heat embossed the images with clear detail powder. To get the single word ‘Rock’ from the ‘You Rock’ phrase, I just put a bit of low tack tape over the word ‘You’, inked up the stamp and peeled off the tape before stamping. I used some number templates I have to draw the numbers on the back of the card- remember to flip the numbers if you do this so they come out the right way round-then cut them out with a scalpel.I edged them with a black Promarker, and mounted the ‘6’ with a single layer of foam pads, and the ‘1’ at an angle with a double layer to give it some depth. Finally I added the Winged Skull with a couple of dabs of silicone glue.