Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Teenage birthday card.

I almost forgot it was my nephew's birthday this month! He will be 16 years old, and not having very many suitable stamps to use, this is what I came up with.

I combined two blog challenges to make the card, the 1st challenge is using the sketch from CPS sketch #128, and the 2nd challenge is from The Pink Elephant blog...a colour challenge - use the colours brown, turquoise and neutral.


My background Cuttlebug embossed piece uses a technique from the Aug/Sep 2009 Technique Junkies Newsletter called Al Foil.

For the chocolate background piece I used sequin waste as a stencil with Linen coloured acrylic paint.

FYI: Sequin waste is what's left over after sequins have been punched out of it.

Thanks for visiting today, it's very cold and bleak here today.....hope Spring hurries up and arrives!

16 comments:

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! Lyn, this is just awesome!! I love the way you've put the techniques to this and made it such an awesome masculine style card!!! TFS!!! HUGS

Ann said...

Fabulous effect - I have some of the sequin waste in my stash - I must have a go at this - it's so cool.
Ann xxx
http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/

Ann said...

Oooh, Lyn, I love that bg technique! VERY cool!!!

Heather said...

Amazing!!! (and inspiring)

http://ohpleasework.blogspot.com/

Belinda said...

Fun technique for a very cool bday card!

Barb Hardeman said...

Lyn this is sheer genius! Very masculine and well used elements too! Bravo...hugs...Barb

Vicky said...

Wow, what a great teenager`s card, love the colours... BTW, the 1966 yearbook was a gift from DH, it`s my birth year :)

Janelle said...

Great card for a teenage boy. Great job on the CPS sketch.

Beth said...

Perfect teen card and again you have rocked this tech. Bet your nephew loved it.

Carol said...

Fabulous bg with the sequin waste! what a great idea :)
Perfect for a teenager...

Hugs
Carol x
http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/

PaperCrafty said...

Very cool card!! Love the texture. Thanks for playing with us at TPE!!

Sheri
http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/

tina said...

Very cool effect! Totally catches your eye! Thanks for creating with us @ TPE this week. :)

Buttons Ribbons and Pearls said...

What a "funky" & "fun" for a teen! Congrats on being in the Top 5 !

Shirley said...

That really is 16 male cute! Perfect for him! I am not surprised you placed!

virginia said...

Love the foil! it looks wonderful!

Kathi said...

Great color combo! I love this card.