Wednesday 24 October 2012

No. 1

Hi Bloggers.

A boy card today from the shows on Monday. I will share as many of the cards from the shows as I can. Tracey Laughton made some of the samples for the Skateboard Silhouettes and Anything is Possible stamp sets. Sam Poole made a couple of the samples from the Urban Life and Urban Beats stamp sets.

For the background, I spritzed some Milk Card with Black Knight Acrylic Misting Ink from the Winter Garden Set. Once dry, I inked through the Retro Squares Mask with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam. I also stamped one of the stamps from Sam Poole's Urban Beats Stamp Set using the Brushed Corduroy. I wrapped some Black American Seam Binding around the card and added some Antique Copper Faux Screw Brads.

I spritzed some Milk Card with the Dark Spice Acrylic Misting Ink from the Winter Garden Set and dried it. I then dusted it with an anti-static bag and stamped the ghetto blaster image (from Urban Beats) using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I tore around the image and then inked with Brushed Corduroy. I coloured part of the image in using Dark Spice Matt Drawing Ink from the Autumn Shades Set. I stamped the image agin and just cut out the cassette and mounted that onto the main image using 3d foam pads.

I stamped the 'No. 1' from the same stamp set again using Jet Black Archival and embossed with clear powder. I coloured in again using the Dark Spice Matt Drawing Ink and then cut out using Spellbinders Scalloped Labels One. I inked around the edges with Brushed Corduroy.

I tied some Black & White Baker's Twine through some buttons from my stash.

I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Black Pearl around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Good morning Julia,
    I am not in England so I regret that I missed your cards so happy that you are showing them on your blog, I love these ideas for cards for,guys... Thanks

  2. Hi Julia, another great card using these stamps. They are just perfect for guys, but as you said on the shows, could be for girls as well. Love watching you demo them. Bx

  3. Morning Julia, A great card today, I love all the colours you have used and the 'ghetto blaster' is a brilliant stamp, I love the compilation of this card. Ideal for a male but equally great for a girlie, when done in girlie colours.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  4. Hi Julia, great masculine card but I do know a couple of young girls who would like this as well.

  5. Hi Julia,

    Fab teenager card. X

  6. hi Julia
    Fab card loved watching the shows on monday got some great tips thanks

  7. Hi Julia

    Great card... love the layout and the way you have used the buttons

    Sue xxx

  8. Morning Julia,
    I like what you have done with the stamps but they are not my cup of tea would not buy them as would not get any use from them.
    Have a nice day.

  9. Morning Julia, a great teenage card for boys or girls love it.
    Nancyd xx

  10. Excellent Julie
    So nice to have a boy card they are the hardest to make for when they get to be a teenager!
    Happy Crafting
    Heather xx

  11. Morning Julia, fab card, great layout and colours. Emma

  12. Hi julia this is a great male card and I'm so glad you are going to put some of the male samples on here! Although as I said before it can be for girls with different colours so they are very versatile. Love lesley xx

  13. Such a cool card so perfect for a teenager. Thank you for all the instructions to put on your blog xx

  14. I meant 'you' put on your blog! I can't type this morning! xx

  15. Lovely card Julia love these new stamps xx hazel

  16. So good to have ideas and techniques for boy cards which are not footballers and the like so thank you. Regards, Jackie D

  17. Hello Julia, Soooo sorry that I missed your shows, but sooo happy that you have put them on your blog. Lovely card, love the layout and buttons are fab. Great to have ideas for teen/male cards, thank you for your inspiration.
    Have a great day everyone.
    Hugs June xxx

  18. Brilliant boy card Julia and as always a fantastic design, love Christine H xx

  19. like to see male cards they are often so hard to do.Laura O

  20. lovely card never used button keep going to but alway forget
    sue x

  21. Hi Julia,
    Great card, loving this teenage theme, missed alot of the show cards, so glad you are posting them.
    Michelle (happy2craft)


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