Monday, 6 February 2012

French Foliage gets Spritzed

Today's card is a masculine attempt.  I was really trying to tackle those difficult pre teen/teenage boy cards.  Not sure I've hit the mark but it was fun to play with different toys! 

 I was aiming at a messy jotter page, ink splodges, bit grubby, edges of the pages all tattered.  At least that's what my son's jotters look like Lol!  Needless to say he didn't appreciate the comparison and when my Husband saw it he thought of a mint choc ice with bites taken out of it!  Go figure!  Perhaps he was hungry?? 

So here's how it was made - Island Indigo card base to start.  Background mat of Early Espresso.  Main panel is Whisper White and spritzed using the Spritzer Tool and Stampin' Write Markers - River Rock, Soft Suede and Sahara Sand.  The splodges are from French Foliage and stamped in Pool Party.  A strip of Early Espresso was paper pierced using the Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack which includes a very handy template to keep you in line.  The sentiment is from Happiest Birthday Wishes and stamped in Island Indigo.  It's punched out using the Extra Large Oval Punch with a mat of Early Espresso. 

Will keep trying out those pre teen cards.  Enjoy the rest of your evening. x

Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up! 

Card - Island Indigo, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink - Island Indigo
Stamps - Happiest Birthday Wishes, French Foliage
Punch - Extra Large Oval
Other - Spritzer Tool, Paper Piercing Tool, Mat Pack

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  Oh and don't forget to let me know which one of the free sets you would like if your order reaches £45. x

I'm going to pop this into Make it Monday - Anything Goes


Suze Bain said...

Super card Aileen - you're definitely on the right track with the inky background. (I wouldn't know where to start!) xx

Anonymous said...

Lol, mint choc ice!! I think it looks very like the jotter idea you were aiming for Aileen but a little more sophisticated! Fab!

Gillian said...

Great card Aileen. Think you have done a great job for a teen boy card, such a difficult age.

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh I do like that ink-splattered background Aileen! Vicky x

Rene said...

Very pretty! Thank you so much for linking up at Make it Monday! Don't forget to be in the running to win this week's fabulous prize, just leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM. The more comments left, the greater your chance of winning!
Good luck,
Rene :D

Faith A said...

I like the grungy look of this, wripped corners and splatters, PERFECT for a teen

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Hi Aileen, I saw this on MIM and as I know your work already, it wasn't hard to come across and comment on this fabulous masculine creation. Love the bite marks!

Kasey ~ in Oz


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