Monday, February 10, 2014

Teen Birthday

 
It's always so hard for me to come up with a birthday card for a teen boy if they don't have a specific interest and I have several that I have to make cards for like this during the year.   Males don't generally like a lot of fluff and stuff on them (they're mainly looking for the money inside!) so I didn't add any to this card....just a bunch of arrows and a little wonky sentiment.  I used two stamp sets from The Alley Way Stamps on this - Jibber Jabber and Good Point.  I stamped the yellow arrows on some SU DP and then added the enamel dots with my Paper Pen.

I'll enter this in Be Inspired Challenge (see inspiration photo) and Pixies Crafty Workshop (snippets)





Thanks for stopping by..........
Lynn

36 comments:

Bonnie said...

Love this design and the black, white and yellow! Teen boys are the hardest to do for! This looks perfect! Hadn't heard of a Paper Pen before. You get the coolest toys!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Love this, Lynn! The chevrons really pop with the color combo. :)

Tammy said...

I LOVE your card! The arrowheads are such fun and a great idea for a masculine card!

Carol L said...

I wish I could come up with simple and fun designs like this! Those chevrons in different patterns are just cool to look at, along with those enamel dots and funky fonts! This card just works for me!

Benzi said...

This is such a cool card for a teen, Lynn. Plus, I love that color combo you've used. It's fun and terrific, too.

Ellen Taylor said...

Perfect for a teen boy Lynn! Love the clean look and the color choices! Fabulous card girl! Isn't that true for most kids....they check for gift cards and money then look at the card. Love it!
Ellen :)

Evie said...

Beautiful card. Love the design and all the details.

Rose said...

super cool card !!!!! love the way the arrows are pointing to the sentiment :)

NanaConnie said...

Ooo, what a great take on that inspiration photo, Lynn! Love the color combo. This just turned out so well. Wonderful job on the yellow chevrons.

Becky said...

wow Lynn, this is a super Birthday card for a guy. Great design.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I think you've hit on the perfect design for a teen boy, Lynn, and I think it's so perfect for the challenge!! And you're right about the money!!

Cool looking dots, too. You are always showing me new delights! I'll have to check that out; thank you. Hugs, Darnell

Laura said...

Oh this reminds me I have a teens birthday this weekend and its a boy. And I agree teen cards are not easy. But you did an awesome job on this card!! I love the colors and the design! TFS

scrappymo! said...

Great masculine teen card. This one is stunning and the colours pop off the page!

Jessi Fogan said...

Teen boys are just difficult, period. (Since I have two right now, lol). This is definitely perfect for a guy!

SARN said...

Very striking and very cool. Just right for a teen. x

Donna Hanley said...

WOW this is a fantastic card for a boy. Love the black and yellow along with the stars and polka dots. I had to laugh at your comment about happy to see the money inside. I think that is true at any age, not just teen boys, at least in my family. LOL

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Love those chevrons, Lynn! These look awesome!

Davi said...

What a perfect card for a teen boy Lynn!! I love the colors and fun shapes Fab job ;)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

This card is amazing! The colors, the simple layout, the fun embellishments. It's perfect!

Di said...

Terrific card Lynn - just perfect for a chap! LOVE the chevrons - beautifully designed card.

Hugs, Di xx

Diane said...

I'm with you Lynn, all my masculine cards tend to have fluff. The colored chevrons, enamel dots and saying work great.

Hugs Diane

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card for any Teen Lynn, love the chevrons.

Hugs
Linda xxx

MaryH said...

Great colors for a male teen, liked the 'graphic look' you achieved with these chevrons, and yep, you're right on the $$$ part. Now what is a paper pen???Am I missing out on something I need to have?! This one's great with your usual crisp, clean style..but bold, dude! Like it a lot. Hugs & TFS

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a bold, graphic card. Any male would be happy to receive this card, even without money inside (do they ever grow out of that?).

Anne Temple said...

Love this! Great color combo and it's perfect for a guy or gal.

Karen Petitt said...

Perfect for a male, especially them young ones, Love those arrow stamps - fabulous! xx

Jean Straw said...

This is a super design and colour combo for teenage boy.I like the wonky greeting,really cool.
Jean x

Tammy said...

WOW fabulous card for a teen boy Lynn, I love the bright colors and the enamel dots!
Tammy x

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is fabulous Lynn!!
Kevin xx

JD/ Jill said...

Perfect card for a teen boy. great colors and design..also great job with the inspiration pic....

Maxine D said...

Great card for a teen, Lynn - I get stuck on those too!
Blessings
Maxine

Anni said...

This card is perfect for a teen boy! I really love the pattermed paper you used and the simple design!
Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Alley Way Be Inpsired Challenge!
Anni

Deepti said...

you nailed the photo inspiration, those paper pieced chevrons looks darling!!

Marilyn said...

There's that 'great eye for colour' thing happening again Lynn! Fab card and those colours are gorgeous! I also love, love, love this design!

Joan Ervin said...

Your card is awesome, Lynn, and just perfect for a teen boy!! IKWYM about making masculine birthday cards but you created the perfect design!!! Great take on the inspiration challenge, too!!!

Shirley said...

A perfect teen boy card! and I am in love with it too! Your sentiment is perfect with those arrows!