Sunday, February 17, 2013

Something for the boys

For me it's much harder to make a boy/man card than a girly one. SO I decided to work on it. Especially for bigger boys - my 7-yo DS doesn't want to gift his friends with "baby-ish" cards - so that means no puppies, Edwins, teddy bears or other cute/sweet images... So when I found this cool stamp set from Kraftin Kimmie called - Smells like teen spirit I rejoiced ;)
and here is the first card I made with it:

the background is made by melting piles of colored embossing powder and then pressing a stamp into the soft EP - inspired by this card by Jessica Witty. I still have a serious lack of simple stamps suitable for boyish cards, so I just used the spots. Just a little reminder - if you want to try this technique - DO NOT try to melt the embossing powder by pointing the heat gun on it from the top. Lift your CS and heat it from the bottom ;)
and a detail of the melted EP part:

I'm entering it into the following challenges:
My time to craft - Men Only
Hiding in my craft room - Embossing
Cards Galore - One for the men

4 comments:

Carla said...

Ohh this is soo cool! Love it!

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Alica - This is a great card! Perfect for boys not "little" anymore. I love the technique you used with the embossing powder. What a greta way to use up some of the extra powders that don't get used anymore!
Blessings,
Michelle

Pat said...

Super card, great image, thanks for sharing at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

Kim Ryden said...

WOW! I love this card! Love the image and I think the embossing detail! Washi tape is one of my favorite things! So glad that you played along with us this week at HIMCR!

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