Hello stamping friends! I hope you’re having a good week so far; we’re almost at the 1/2 way point 🙂
I know the challenge of making cards for teenagers – and boys, too! My youngest just turned 17, and my eldest just turned 20 – now he’s out of his teens! (I doubt that will make it less difficult to create a card for him, though!)
So, I decided to take the Watercooler Sketch, and use it for both challenges. Pretty smart of me, right? LOL
Here’s the sketch from the Watercooler page:
Now, keeping in mind that the SUO challenge is a card for teens….this is what I came up with:
I think this card would be suitable for either a boy, or a girl! With the bright, cheery colours, I think even the boys would overlook the use of Melon Mambo ink!
I started with a card base of Tempting Turquoise card stock, and added a center panel of Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper. Just adding the DSP opened up a whole world of colour for this card! Isn’t it gorgeous?!
Using the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, I created a circle of Melon Mambo card stock, and then added a 2″ circle of Whisper White using the 2″ Circle Punch. The stamp set I used is called Big Day Stamp Set – and you can only get if for FREE from the Sale-a-bration brochure! I stamped the cake image onto the white using Memento Black ink, and coloured it with Blender Pens and Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight inks. I added a bit of shading to the ‘icing’ using my Crushed Curry marker. The candle was stamped by inking the stamp using the Tempting Turquoise & Daffodil Delight markers.
I cut the 2 banner shapes from Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight card stock, and stamped the sentiments in Versamark & Memento Black ink, and heat embossed them using Clear embossing powder & the heat tool. The sentiments are from the Something to Say stamp set.
A scattering of sequins later (it’s a birthday party, right?!), and my card was done!
I hope you’ll check out the terrific projects put together by the design teams at the Watercooler Challenge, and the Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge pages – they really are inspiring! I sure appreciate all the work they do to pull these designs together for us.
Thanks for visiting my blog, and if you have time to leave a comment, I’d sure appreciate it! It always makes my day to have comments to read 🙂
Until next time – happy stamping!