If you are anything like me, you struggle with cards for teen boys and men. This card was made ages ago for my son’s teacher. When I asked my son what he likes, I always like to customize my cards, I didn’t get much input. Finally, I got that he likes video games. I guess he’s pretty young!
This card would also be perfect for a teen boy, with a different sentiment of course! I used the small circular image several times with out reinking so it would fill the square better. I could have stamped it again similar to how I stamped the Wii controller image. But I wanted to try something different for that square.
The base is a brown/grey stamped with a grunge pattern in the same colour. I was using some sketch that I obviously missed entering, dang it, so that’s why I used the vellum panel. I needed a panel there but didn’t want to cover over the neat micro squares pattern on the DP. I love the pop of colour the button gives enhancing the lime DP under the micro squares layer and the focal panels. I don’t remember for sure but I think I cut the smaller squares from the areas of the paper that are covered up anyway. Way to save paper! I think the black strip across the vellum was a thin washi tape; love that stuff!
Stamps: Gamer-Papertrey Ink, teacher sent-MFT
Ink: sahara sand-SU!, black archival-Ranger
Paper: sahara sand-SU!, DP-Basic Grey, vellum-stash
Accessories: buttons-Basic Grey, washi tape-Recollections,
foam tape-Jody Morrow, Spellbinders squares dies