Today I want to show you a birthday card I made for my brother "in law" ... he turns 20 this weekend. Boy cards are always a bit challenging...it's like my mind says "Ok, man colours, man colours this time" but my hands have a mind of their own and reach for the Perfect Plum or Melon Mambo.... "No! Bad!"
So this time I reached to Cajun Craze. Mostly because I felt bad that I was neglecting it. I played with all the other new colours, but poor Cajun Craze sat unused! Not anymore! It is a great colour for boy cards - and to perk it up a little I paired it with circle accents punched from retired yellow cardstock and Pacific Point coloured cardstock. To jazz it up a little more I wound silver elastic cord around the card and added a Designer Brad from the retired star collection. The stars in the background are stamped with Versamark ink. Those stars plus the sentiment that's punched out and popped up with dimensionals is from an old set called Starring You. I'm trying to keep to my promise of using old stuff more often - seriously - this set was unmounted prior to this card, that's how bad I am.
It's fun, funky and not too serious for a 20 year old. Now I have to get to work on my grandma "in law" birthday card... If I get it done tonight, I'll post it, but don't hold me to that :)