Oh, those hard to design for teenage boys! My nephew has a birthday this month and I find teenage boys some of the trickiest to create handmade cards for. My advice? Keep it simple, crisp and colorful. For example, instead of the ribbon and bow suggested in today's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO232), I opted for a strip of Basic Black card stock and a bold Tangerine Tango arrow.
STAMPIN' PRETTY TIPS:
- SNEAK PEEK ALERT! That seriously cool Island Indigo paper pattern is from Stampin' Up! Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper. It will be available in the 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Catalog (June 1) and as a special pre-order opportunity for customers in April.
- My Paper Snips navigated the curves of the balloons and angles of the arrows with ease. Both are popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.
- The stamps are from the Party This Way set, available FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration. The Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration promotion ends March 31.
- A Basic Black Glimmer Brad adds a festive birthday sparkle.
EARN FREE STAMPIN' UP! PRODUCTS DURING SALE-A-BRATION! Enjoy free gifts starting with a product order of $50 or more. Ends March 31. Get the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Details!
Stamp Set: Party This Way (Sale-A-Bration: Wood-Mount 127726, C127727)
Paper: Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper (Available April 1, 125409), Island Indigo (122923), Tangerine Tango (111349), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Basic Black (101179), Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker (100082)
Cool Tools: Paper Snips (103579)
The Perfect Touch: Basics Glimmer Brads (121003), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)