Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Let's Hear it for the Boys

Hello there ladies and gents!  It's Shay here.

I am stepping in with a couple of cards I made for my twin cousins who turned 7 earlier this month!  I had a chance to spend time with them this summer when they visited and one of my cousins even did some art with me.


I actually enjoy making cards for guys whatever the age and Scenery: V for cheVron is an awesome stamp to have on hand for such cards.

I recently bought some Crate Paper products from the Boys Rule collection and the timing could not have been more fortunate!  The twins also have some very definite ideas on favorite colors: one is all for orange and the other blue.

I began the cards by inking up the big chevron (mad love for that stamp!) with spiced marmalade and salty ocean Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger.  I love the texture Distress Ink lends and each color looks like it was added with a different technique.


Then I just added a frame, vellum elements and chipboard stickers and layered them up using a tiny attacher.  Then I added a strip of white cardstock stamped with "dude" in chipped sapphire Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger from Bubble Talk.

Then I layered the chevron on a blue piece of cardstock for the orange card and a piece of old orange polka dot patterned paper by My Mind's Eye for the blue card.  Last, I placed each card front onto a white card base.


I hope you enjoyed a little rough and tumble fun today! 

Next up we have Mayuri on the blog tomorrow and Joni on Friday...back to back awesomeness there!

And you will not want to miss next week as it is Share the Love Week featuring a company who is completely lovely and well loved with good reason.  We will have 5 days of inspiration, challenges and giveaways!   Plus we have a special guest joining in Friday's challenge.

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  1. Gorgeous! Two beautiful cards Shay - am mad for the chevrons too!

  2. Shay these are adorable.. I know two little guys who would love these cards!
    =] Michele

  3. Very cool boy cards :)
    Kate xx

  4. The chevrons looking amazing Shay - super cool boy cards!

  5. TOTALLY COOL cards Shay!!!
    LOVE the FUN designs and AWESOME background stamping with the BIG Chevron!!! Your cousins are going to LOVE them too :)

  6. Very neat boy the chevron backgrounds.

  7. These are such fun cards! Your cousins will love them. It's great that you used their favorite colors. I love the big bold chevrons too.

  8. Oh Shay - these cards are so much fun! Perfect for boys!

  9. Such cool designs, love these adorable cards!!!


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