My teenage grandson turned sixteen a couple of weeks ago.  If you’ve ever tried making cards for teenage boys you’ll know how hard it can be.

I decided to go a little abstract for this card, and here’s what I ended up with:


I used a variety of different ‘splotchy’ stamp sets (from Kaisercraft, Stampin’ Up!, and others).

The number “16” was made using chipboard pieces from Kaisercraft, and painting with acrylic paint. The cardbase was ‘kraft’ cardstock, so using a vintage gold for the chipboard was the best match I could get.

The main ink colour used is Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo. I’ve also used it for the mat, and kraft for the base card.

Thanks for looking, and as always, if you want to comment, and the comment box isn’t showing, click the title of this post and it will magically appear!


p.s. Apologies for disappearing. I had foot surgery less than two weeks ago, and I’m supposed to keep off my foot for 55mins out of every hour!! I’ve had to sneak onto the computer for a few minutes to do this.