Boys will be Boys Card

Hi everyone, it’s Cheryl with you today and I’m sharing a mixed media card I made for my great nephew who has a birthday coming up soon. He will be eleven, and I thought the Boys will be Boys stamp set perfect for this age group.

I began by colouring the main image (the boy) and the skateboard using the Couture Creations Twin Tip Alcohol Markers. Then I cut each one out and put them aside.

Using my Couture Creations Gel Printing Plate, I laid down two colours of alcohol inks – one to represent the sky and the other for the grass. I used Alcohol Ink Paper to ‘pull’ the print. This became my background.

I cut that piece down to match the size of my cardbase, then glued it down. I added the skateboard, then the boy was added on top of the skateboard, to emulate the child riding the board.

Lastly, I stamped out the greeting, then cut around it. (When possible, I like to cut in a wonky shape rather than have straight edges – it gives it a more casual look.) I then added it with foam pads.

That was my card done.

I have listed all the items below that I used for this card, and also itemised the colours of the Alcohol Markers used for each part area. (i.e. shirt, face, etc.)


Complete List of Products Used:


CO727370 -Alcohol Ink Pearl, Lake

CO727375 -Alcohol Ink Pearl, Fern

CO727338 – Synthetic Paper – 200gsm (10 sheets) – White

C0728712 – Boys will be Boys Outline Stamp set

C0728287 – Adhesive Foam Rectangles

C0728463 – Glue and Residue Eraser

C0728452 – Gel Printing Plate 5×7”

C0728523 – Small General Purpose Scissors

C0728522 – Detailing Scissors

C0728475 – Stamp and Colour Outline InkPad – Black

CO726325 – Couture Creations Quick Dry Adhesive

CO727381 – Precision Stamp Press (140 x 200mm)

CO727860 – Glass Mat for Mixed Media – 395 x 298mm (15.5 x 11.7in) – palette and working area

C0726343 – Couture Creations Mini Guillotine

Twin Tip Alcohol Markers:


155 – Light Skin Colour

489 – Skin Colour


659 – Light Baby Blue


9482 – Pale Blue

659 – Light Baby Blue

638 – Light Blue

Patch on Pants

333 – Bluish Green


431 – Cold Grey

545 – Ice Grey


205 – Pale Red

193 – Red


174 – Brick Brown

7565 – Caramel


205 – Pale Red

193 – Red

333 – Bluish Green

286 – Blue

2925 – Old Wooden Blue


5305 – Greek White

7545 – Aoki Grey

206 – Deep Red

0 – Colourless Blender


Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my creations!