Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Extreme-ly Quick


     With all the many cards I have in my stash, do you think I had one for a young man’s birthday?  Ha!  Once again, I grabbed for my go-to Extreme Elements set.  You can’t go wrong with this set for a young man’s birthday.  All the super cool elements…just throw them on in whatever colors you choose.  I have found that spending lots of time on a young man’s card just isn’t worth the effort.  The mom appreciates it but, let’s face it, the young man doesn’t really care :)  I know this because I have two young men of my own.  However, you CAN get an awesome card in 100_4156a very short amount of time.  (My guys would be cringing if they read this…me using words like “cool” and “awesome”!  I can hear them now, “So not cool, mom!”  lol  I digress…sigh.)

     For this card, my base is Crumb Cake, a layer of Soft Suede and Whisper White.  Lots of sponge distressing and the Cutter Kit distressing tool along the Whisper White edges.  Inks are Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black.  The die cut star is on a Dimensional.  I made the inside just as “cool” with more stamped elements.  The die cut stars hold a gift card securely in place.  How “cool” is that?!  You can find the inside sentiment in Word Play and the outside in Bring On The Cake.

     Thanks for stopping in.  I hope you’ve been inspired to add elements to your next project.  I hope they are “cool”, “awesome” and “pretty” too :)





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