Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Pretty Tuff

Good morning folks, I'm here with a very quick post to show you the card I made for my nephew's birthday yesterday for which the brand new Polka Doodles CD, Pretty Tuff, came to the rescue. I don't know about you but I really struggle with cards for teenage boys.
If you're going to the huge craft show at the NEC, Nikky will be there with the CD but don't delay as I'm sure it will sell out really fast.


The image and the football come from the new CD and I've coloured the image with Promarkers. I was quite pleased with the T shirt as I discovered that Pear Green layered over Sandstone gives a great light khaki colour perfect for boys' clothing.
I've used a kraft card blank and added simple panels. The paper is from the Not For Girls CD and I'm really pleased with my new brick wall embossing folder. It's new from Papermania and I sponged on Pumice Stone Distress ink and then swiped Frayed Burlap over the top for a really distressed and grungy wall.
I finished off with a sentiment from the Polka Doodles Sensational Sentiments stamp set, coloured with Promarkers on a mat of kraft paper from the Magical Winter CD.
Although you can't see it that well in the photo, the boy is slouching against the wall. This effect was achieved by stacking foam tape double on the body and legs so that his head is lower down as it only has one layer. Give it a try and you'll be surprised how effective it is.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Stamps R Us - Masculine
Birthday Sundaes - Birthday Card
Come And Get It Challenges - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes

I'll be back this evening with my blog candy winner when I have someone to pull a name out of the hat for me.
Have a lovely day.
Fliss xx

18 comments:

  1. Great card Fliss love the image
    Sandra x

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  2. Brilliant card Fliss. your right it is hard to do cards for teenage boys, this is just perfect, my 14 year old son would love it.
    Irene x

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  3. Great card Fliss! This CD really is perfect for teenage boys. I love the wall!
    Hugs, Clare x

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  4. Lovely boy's birthday card! Hugs, Valerie

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  5. Great "Tuff Boys" card Fliss... bet your nephew loved it! I have grandsons that this CD would be very useful for.
    Suzi B xx

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  6. Wonderful birthday card for a young football fan.

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  7. Fliss
    As they say, He is too cool for school LOL.
    Great card.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  8. Simple looking, but so cute!

    greetings, Alie :-)

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  9. What a cool boys card .. you've coloured him beautifully and I love your wall BG too! Thanks for playing along with us at Dream Valley.

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  10. Its a super boys birthday card, love the image. Yvonne x

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  11. Fliss you did a fabulous job here .As you say not an easy one but your card is perfect for that difficult to please age group.

    Marie

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  12. a great card Fliss for that teenager that thinks they are grown up, but not! lol...
    Dot x

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  13. super card hun great for a teenager well done to the winner too,lucky person,hugs cherylxxx

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  14. fab boys card thank you so much for joining us at dream valley this week
    hugs sara x

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  15. That brick wall embossing is fabulous that stamp is so awesome. Wonderful design

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  16. What a wonderful card. I love the image and how you put it together.Thank you for taking part in this weeks challenge on Come and get It Challenge Blog.

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  17. Great job - Thanks for the khaki tip! Thanks for sharing with us as Stamps R Us.

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Fliss xx