Thursday, April 27, 2017

More Teen Boy Birthday Cards


Hi Folks! Teen boy birthday cards continue to be in high demand at our house, so I've been trying to focus on making more of those. This time, since I had a design that I was happy with, I left the stamps on the misti and just kept on making these one layer cards. Let's take a look!


As sad as I was when Michele retired my favorite Rad set, you can imagine how thrilled I was when she announced she was bringing it back, only better than ever! Rad 2 is full of great words that you can mix and match like I've done here to get the exact message you want. 

I die cut a large star from Stars Fri-Dies and used that as a template to blend the vibrant Catherine Pooler Inks onto the card.


 I tried some warm, pretty colors, and voila, a teen girl card!


Sometimes I'd make a mistake and sponge ink outside of my stencil (see the large pink strip under "totally") but instead of tossing it like I would have done years ago, I've learned to embrace these telltale signs that it's a handmade card. Especially on a grungy, laid back card like this.

It was fun trying different color combinations.

And I love that they are all one layer. Couldn't be easier!

It was also exciting to see what different shades of color would appear where the stars overlap. I think those overlapped areas make the cards more interesting.
   

These cards are over at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog today if you'd like additional information. Feel free to use my code "KELLY2017" which will save you 15% off any purchases at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.

Thanks for looking!
-Kelly

5 comments:

  1. These are awesome, Kelly! That Rad 2 set is on my wish list! ;)

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  2. awesome! i love the pops of color, very cool

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  3. Fantastic set of cards! I love the overlapping inking!

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  4. Your cards are great and colorful, Kelly, and so many of them. You shouldn't need any for a while. I just have to say this, Kelly, and it's no reflection on you but it should be 'an' epic, not 'a' epic. I looked and there's no 'an' in the set. Too bad.

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