A very special card today. My first born turns 18 on Friday! Much to my dismay, he is no longer a little boy and even more to my dismay, all he wants for his birthday is a tattoo! Thankfully, nothing big or horrifying, just a small soccer ball. And, at least he agreed to have his dad go with him and to a very reputable place that looks more like a spa than a tattoo parlor and is owned by a female RN . He did agreed to those terms,(mostly because we are paying for half of it), but truly he is a very good son and he deserves a very special card.
With that in mind, Kaboodle was sponsoring a challenge this week to use spots and stripes, which I thought would make a nice teen boy card. Yet, again there are very few masculine stamps, digital or otherwise, out there for an 18 yr old boy. I did stumble upon one place that had almost a dozen digital stamps for young men, Bird's Cards. Her drawings are fairly simple and I've used two of them now. I did however, on this one, add a clipart soccer ball where she had drawn a plain ball. I also liked the CPS sketch and had planned on making this card before the deadline yesterday, but I spent the day at the soccer park instead. Yet, I decided to go ahead and still use the sketch since I had my idea all planned around it, so a shout out to CPS for Sketch #154.
Stamps: Football player, Bird's Cards. Candle and balloon stamp.
Paper: DP- Champ (polka dot), Lil' Man (striped) from American Crafts. Buckskin Brown suede - The Paper Co., Peacock Blue textured DP. White and brown cardstock.
Ink: StazOn Timber Brown
Extras: Silver brads.