Monday, September 5, 2011

Dude, You Rock!



Last month, my son hit me with a last-minute request for a birthday card for his friend's 11th birthday. Gasp! I can't think of anything harder to make, except maybe teenage boy card! I was just about to suggest running up to the store, when I remembered this clean-and-simple card I had made for Verve's latest release. I knew I could adapt it and crank something out super quick. And crank it out I did, in under 30, with time to spare. You all know that *never* happens for me, right?

The graph paper tag design is from Verve's new Tag Time set and is die-cut with the coordinating Tagged Rectangle Die. The "Dude, You rock!" sentiment is from Dude, also by Verve. The stars are die-cut with My Favorite Things' Stacking Stars Die-namics dies. For the background, I used watermark ink and a grunge-style image from Taylored Expressions' You're My Hero.

Hope you're having a great holiday weekend!




Stamps: Tag Time and Dude (Verve Stamps), You're My Hero (Taylored Expressions) 
Paper: Stampin' Up Confetti Tan, Papertrey White, Echo Park A Walk in the Park dp 
Ink: Ranger Tumbled Glass Distress, Versamark, Stampin' Up Certainly Celery craft ink
Accessories: Verve Tagged Rectangle Die, MFT Stacking Stars Die-namics dies, foam adhesive, Papertrey button, The Twinery twine
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

11 comments:

Ching-a-ling said...

This card and everything you do rawks Amy!

Oliwiaen said...

I love the idea of stamps and coordinating dies :-) This card would do even for a teenage boy, just great!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Things like that only come together for me when I am under pressure. I tend to over think everything. Needless to say you've made an 11 year old Dude smile. Great card.

Jenny said...

This is such a amazing CAS card- definately perfect for an 11 yr old boy!!! I also love your SFYTT card last post! Thanks so much for your comment on my blog...I worship your work, so it really means alot having one of my stamping idols like my work:):)

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

This card rocks! I will probably have to case this one! Heeheehee! I love how you stamped Dude and You rock together. Looks cool! I am sure the young man liked this card very much.

Kathy Martin said...

This card totally ROCKS!

Dawn Easton said...

Great mix of products to create this fun boy card! I agree that they are hard to make but your rocked it!

Amy Johnson said...

What a fabulous card for a boy! I'll be casing this one! I'm always in need for a quick boy's card!

Conniecrafter said...

I'm with you on that one, I have a few I have to make here in the next month and it is really hard, I think I need to find some stamps that will work for me, thanks for the inpsiration :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

This is great....

Jessie/knightrone said...

SO awesome...really love the CAS look, and the colors are awesome!