Easy to Make Card for a Boy


Boys are so hard to make cards for!  It seems to be an endless task for me to come up with ideas for males. <sigh> But a recent challenge on StampTV helped me to come up with a simple design for me to use for my great-nephew’s 14th birthday.

This card was made by ‘sponging a layer’ with a Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink pad, then using Jet Black Stazon, I stamped two bicycle images over the top, then adding a greeting to the bottom.

I used a ‘topper’ for this card, then, as I’d used black ink on the white cardstock, I added the topper to black cardstock for the main card.

If you’ve never used this technique, it’s worth a try.


Here’s a video from Gina K at StampTV showing us how to use this easy technique:



There are so many ways you could use this easy technique. Not only can you use this to make simple cards for boys and men (they hate lots of bling!) but this technique lends itself to so much more.

I’ve added links to a few ideas from stampers at StampTV:






One thought on “Easy to Make Card for a Boy

  1. What a great idea! Yes, those “male” cards can get frustrating. There is just so much one can do with brown tones! LOL I like this idea. Blue and white, are so crisp and clean..so nicely done! Love that “sponge a layer” technique, so handy for so many stamps that get boring with the same ole’ lay-outs, so I will definitely keep this in mind! Thanks, as usual, for sharing and leaving a great video illustration of the technique! Very thoughtful of you.

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