Life in the oh-too-fast-lane is finally giving me a day to create a teenage boy happy birthday card and even post it! This teenage boy is awesome and he’s soon to be 15. Amazing! Where did the time go?
Austin loves color and is quite artistic and “splashy” fun. Two years ago he was sporting a (factory) paint dripped sweatshirt in these colors and I still associate them with him. He’s one of the reasons that hubby and I will be moving (yes, that’s what’s consuming so much of my time this past month) to Boise, Idaho at the end of 2019.
I stamped the background images, some with full strength ink and others after stamping off (stamping on my grid sheet first) several times to get a lighter intensity of color.
I managed to use quite a few retiring and retireD stamp sets for his card but the colors are all current.
Colors used on Austin’s card:
A few of my supplies will be gone (details in another post) when the current 2018-2019 Annual Catalog retires on June 3rd:
And then a few more of my supplies are recently and long-ago retired:
Cheery Chat was from 2005-2006. It’s the reason that I hold on to many of my retired word stamp sets. Sometimes they’re just perfect for the occasion.
After I die cut the letters and number, I stamped them with the same stamps I used on the background of the card. I also sponged the edges of each letter/number for a little more pop.
If I hadn’t already written our message to Austin on the inside of the card, I would have photographed it all, but……sometimes I’m just ‘in the moment’ and am ready to convey my message.
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s teenage boy happy birthday card and I hope it inspires you to just go for it when you have a special need. And to Austin…….happy birthday!