Teenager Cards Made Easy with My Digital Studio

by Joanne James3. March 2015 15:00

Today I have something a little different for you! The current challenge over at SUO Challenges is 'Cards For Teens', sometimes a tricky group to create for. Most of the children's cards I create are for the under-10s so I wouldn't consider my self experienced in this field at all although having purchased an e-cutter recently and looking through My Digital Studio for inspiration, I discovered a stamp that is perfect for a birthday card for male teens that ultimately led me to make a few cards. Here's the first one:

 

Using Pacific Point as my base colour, I used the 'Extreme Skateboard' stamp image and converted it to a cut file which I then cut out of Basic Black cardstock using my e-cutter. Before adhering to my cardbase, I added some spatter and stripes in Memento Black ink and Encore Silver Metallic to create a grungy background. I also added a retired 'Awesome' stamp from the 'Cool Kid' set to this card.

For my second card, I used the negative space of the skateboarder to create a black card with a graduated rainbow sponged skateboarder behind and added some letters cut with my Little Letters thinlits to spell 'Cool' - something all teens think applies to them I think:

Finally, I used the cut skateboarder and adhered him to a sponged rainbow starburst background - I also stamped some black stars on top of this to add to the effect:

I love all of these cards, bit I think the bottom one is my favourite. It has an almost psychodelic feel. This is one of the projects that I submitted for the Convention Design Challenge in Brussels last November, although haven't shared until now. I gave the first card to my skateboard-mad 13 year old neighbour for his birthday and he pronounced it 'sick' - as I looked puzzled and slightly disappointed, he rushed to explain this was a good thing - apparently in teen-speak this is high praise! Clearly, what do I know!!!

If you struggle with teenage cards too, do check out the DT samples and the SUO gallery, where there's lots of teen inspiration.

Back tomorrow with a new set of Wednesday Weekly Deals and another project. Until then, happy stampin!

 

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LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
04/03/2015 01:20:24 #

These are amazing!  You are an e-cutter genius!!!

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Julie Gearinger
Julie GearingerUnited States
04/03/2015 10:00:12 #

Wow, three terrific cards!! Love how you were able to incorporate MDS with your e-cutter for these "hybrid" cards!!  You have done a fabulous job and any teen would love to receive one  Smile  Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges!

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STACEY AILES
STACEY AILESUnited States
07/03/2015 22:07:45 #

I love these cards Joanne; I was more and more "awed" as I proceeded through your post -- such unique distinctions with each card!  I said out loud when I got to your third card, "now that's really cool!"  The stars with the sunburst technique look awesome together!  Thanks so much for sharing all three of these cards with us at SUO this week!

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Julia Quinn
Julia QuinnAustralia
08/03/2015 07:03:40 #

My favourite is the Pacific Point with the Gorgeous Grunge - love it, and the silver metallic looks great too!!  All the cards are awesome, so glad you joined in the challenge this week at SUO

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Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
08/03/2015 16:18:07 #

Wow!!!  Love all these cards!  I sold my set, but guess I need to get it in MDS so I have it when needed!  Thanks for playing along with the Teen Card challenge this time on SUO Challenges!

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