Wednesday, 24 September 2014

16th Birthday - take 2

This is the 2nd card I made for my son to give to his friend. You can see the other one in my previous post if you're interested to see it.
He has 2 friends who have birthdays on consecutive days. They all became friends in Nursery, and are now doing their GCSE's!

The image is by Jelly Park, I fussy cut it out after colouring as I wanted to use just the main part of the image. I coloured it with promarkers.
Both patterned papers are by Papermania (capsule collection/spots & stripes/jewels)
The metallic navy & kraft papers are scraps that I found, which happened to go nicely with the Papermania papers.
I stamped the game controller from the 'Text Me' stamp set by Clearly Besotted Stamps, I didn't stamp it perfectly (my fault, not the stamp) but I liked how it looked anyways so fussy cut it out and popped it up on foam pads next to the sentiment (which is by Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler)
I added '16' using my Die-namics By The Numbers die set, and finished the card with a few punched stars to balance it out.

I'm entering this card at:
The Pink Elephant - sketch
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
My Mums Craft Shop - dies or punches
Stamp & Create - circles or dots
I love Promarkers - include a number

Thanks for stopping by today :)

UPDATE 02/10/14: Thank you! :)


  1. I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. Let me know if you want your card in the Monday post and I'll send you a link to it after it goes live. My email is grohcm at gmail dot com. Send a link with an email so I can find your card again.
    Cindy from

    1. Thanks Cindy, i'm so pleased that you like both my teenage boy cards :)

  2. Oh, both these cards are too cool for school. You rock! X

  3. Brilliant card Jo and so perfect for the occasion...teenage cards can be so difficult but you have managed to do it perfectly...twice! Love this image and the masculine papers. Fantastic that the boys are still friends after all these there'll be a few nights down the pub when they're a bit older lol! :) Donna ♥ x

  4. Wow this is fantastic! I like the style of your card.. so cool :) Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck xxx

  5. Ooh fabulous design Jo, love this! Hugs, Lisa x