...who isn't into computer or console games or technology of any kind that much? This is my problem as one of my nephews is 14 real soon and he is into cycling and likes the outdoors as long as he's cycling in it but not much else. Now I hear you all yelling ,isn't it obvious use a cycle ...my problem is I've done this for as long as I can remember with different cycling stamps I have and in different ways too and I just wanted to make something different for him for a change.
I asked the men in my life son and hubby for insight as to what things can go on boys cards and they both said games machines .computer games and all the usual ,then I said it was for Josh and they both said cycling right helpful NOT.
Anyway I had a rummage and found this stamp I bought from Simon says when I was lucky enough to be a winner ages ago and have never inked it up so I thought the sentiment looked a bit like a text message so decided to go with this. I coloured the image in promarkers and decided that the image lines weren't dark enough so went over the lines with black promarker. The close ups show I didn't quite stick to the lines but ordinarily it doesn't look noticeable at all.
I thought autumnal colours might make it a bit more grown up along with the blue for an autumn sky it might be like the colours he may see on his bike rides when he's out training or doing one of his road races.
The different layers are all made from bits in my scraps folders and don't tell anyone but most of them are not complete and although they look like full rectangles all but one has a chunk missing from the piece of paper but with a little clever layering I think I got away with making them all appear whole.
The sentiment 'Nephew'is a die cut from Britannia dies , I love being able to add things like this as I can personalise each card and make sure its the perfect colour too for what I want.
I rounded all the corners on the card and layers with a corner punch to give a softer look just for a change. I am still not sure whether its suitable for a 14 year old but its a change from cycling images and hopefully a little bit fun too.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Artbymiran - anything goes
crafty calendar - anything goes
southern girls - layer it up
crafty catz - autumnal colours
A blog named Hero - 'Happy'
left of centre - die cuts/punches
A gem of a challenge - boys boys boys
HIMCR - super scraps saturday
The pencil case - B is for Bright
creative fingers - anything goes