Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Birthday Boy

Hi all

Well what an absolutely gorgeously sunny day today. That's what summer should be like. It's my youngest's birthday today. Jordan is going to be fourteen close to midnight. He's fast changing from my 'baby' into a young man. Mind you, his favourite pastime, besides his BMX bike, is playing Band Hero on the Wii, so he's not quite into the man brigade yet.....or is he. lol xx

Anyway, I wanted to capture something that relates to him, and I think this card is perfect.

I wanted a really grungy, rock look, and I think I've achieved it.  All the cardstock is from Stampin' Up!...I distressed the edges of the cardstock. and used lots of CloseTo Cocoa ink to give that grungy look.  I embossed the guitar with moonglow embossing powder so it looks all glossy just like jordan's real guitar.  Used embossing folders for the punched out stars, just to give interest, along with some rivets from Stampin' Up!
There's quite alot going on in this card, and I think it maybe looks better in 'real life'.  But I hope you get a good impression of it anyway.  It's hard doing teenage boys cards, and not making them too cute or babyish.  Jordan liked the card anyway, so that's all that matters.  Thanks you for taking the time to look. 

My next task is to make a card for the flowers I've chosen for my brother-in-laws funeral this Friday.  He was only 59 years old.  Rest In Peace Brian, you will be sadly missed.


Fleur said...

Hi debbie, a great funky card. It's perfect. Hope Jordan had a good day. Will be thinking of you on Friday
Hugz Fleur xXx

Sharon said...

This is fabulous Debbie. I love the colours and the grungy feel.

Crafty Lou said...

Hi!Debbie,what a cool card and just perfect.
As Fleur said"will be thinking of you".
take care all,hugs Lou.xx

Nicola said...

Debbie great card and definate grungy feel to it. Love it and I am sure Jordan did too. Perfect for any teenage boy. Thinking of you Nicky xx

chris said...

Hi Debbie
So cool Debbie!!
I'm not suprised jordan love his card if a cracker. happy Birthday to you Jordan.

so sorry to hear about your brother in law,will be thinking of you on friday.
hugs chris xx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Debbie.

Hugs Riet.xx

louise said...

Wow love your card debbie my boys would be thrilled to recieve this card, boys cards always seem hard to do but this is perfect.
Sorry to hear of your loss and my thoughts are with you.
Big hugs louise xxxx

Mel said...

Hi Debbie, this is really cool. I love the colours and the whole energy of it. Its brilliant.

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