Friday, March 14, 2008

Feels Like.....

Teen Spirit!

Rachel is trying to persuade us away from all the flowery, girly, cutesy stuff for her very first DCM dare this week. She's asked us all to come up with cards with teenagers in mind.

Just as a little sweetener - because we all know just how difficult teen cards are and we think some added temptation might help motivate you ;-) - we've got another fab spot prize to give away - at the moment sitting on Jane's coffee table is a prize donated by Scrapbook Outlet NZ
It'll be on it's way to one lucky winner drawn randomly from all those who join in with the Teen Spirit dare.
Check out the beautiful goodies on the Scrapbook Outlet website for a glimpse of the sort of things you could be winning. remember, EVERYONE who joins in has an equal chance of winning our fab prizes

Well, sometimes these dares are a great way to get ahead with making those cards which would otherwise be put off for as long as possible. And there's nothing quite like the smug feeling of getting something made and put away ready for things like the birthdays of teenage nephews!

Strangely enough the same thing happened about the same time last year when Jo set us a "superheroes" dare and I made this "Superheroes of Rock" card for him.

So this new one is also earmarked for Andrew - one of 6 family birthdays we have to cope with in May aggghhh. He's been playing the guitar for a few years now so it's another geeetar card.

This time the guitar is cut with Mr Robo from a template hubby helped me to make- I love being able to make die cuts in the right size for my project rather than make the project fit the size of the die cut iykwim!
This fantastic paper is by Creative Imaginations and just perfect for teen or music mad recipients. I cut out the words "Time to Rock" from another paper in the same set - I could have done them on the Robo too, but I didn't!
The Happy Birthday message is Robo cut though, but I took the actual letters out and used the "neagative" (I know that's not the right word, but you know what I mean....) mounted on PDA glitter card (which is fab because the glitter is embedded in the card and it DOESN'T FALL OFF!
The music notes ribbon started off white, but I grunged it up a bit with some brown and charcoal inks, then washed some of the inks out again to get a nice and grubby finish :-)
I was going to add some star brads in the corner but couldn't find any nice grungy looking ones to match the eyelets, which is a shame, I wonder if such things are available....the eyelets are from a MM stack of metallics btw

Oh, before I forget - thank you for your thoughts on my little problem with "white space"
Joanne said
"Do you only have a problem with white on your own cards or is it anybody's? (my dragonfly had loads of white, for example). Maybe you just need to think of yourself having more than one style!"
Thanks for that Joanne - you hit the nail on the head - I really love other people's cards which have lots of white space - it's my own I have a problem with and I think it's because I'm just not used to making them this way anymore. One of the reasons I made the heart cards was that I'd been inspired by seeing a picture in that style. It's good to shake yourself out of a rut every now and then so I'll be having a go at more "white space" cards soon - obviously I need the practise!

That's it for today, thanks for looking.
Don't forget to check out the other cards on the DCM blog - and remember that lovely prize - are you feeling lucky? Will your name come out of the hat this week?

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13 comments:

Karen (BF) said...

Hi...brilliant card again Kathy. When I need an unusual brad I colour them. Could you maybe do that and then bash it about a bit???

Angelnorth said...

So, were you windmilling your arms and playing air guitar while you were at it? ;o) Great teen card, love the grunged ribbon!

manicstamper said...

Fantastic Kathy.......I read the brief wrong again so mine came out out girly with flowers.......oh well I'll just blame it on my age.

CraftyCarol said...

Great teen card especially for the male species they are so difficult to make for infact I know someone who will be coming up for the big 50 who would love that card!

Carol

Ana Baird said...

Fabulous and funky card!

Melissa Goodsell said...

This is gorgeous Kathy.
Melx

mamaluke said...

those cards rock!

Caroline said...

Fab card Kathy...

Louly said...

You are just so blumming clever girl! This card screams teen spirit!

CraftyC said...

A fab card!!
Clairexx

Andrea C (Frog) said...

Fab card Kathy

Andrea xx

Rosanne said...

A rockin' card!

asia wu said...

Great card, my fiance would love it!