Wednesday 23 January 2013

Texting Teen - part one

Another card for a male but this time a teenager & considering the amount of time they spend on the phone & have their ears permanently hooked into music every time they leave the house, this image seemed just perfect to use on a card for my nephew. It is called ' Connected' & is from Phindy's Place and I coloured him using Promarkers - but paper-pieced his t-shirt.

The papers I chose are a combination of some from LdyMcbeth, Karen Diamond & QueenBee all set into a combination of frames I created using my Silhouette Cameo. I do l-u-r-v-e my Cameo! LOL. Every part of my card is a cut-file & nearly everyone of them on this particular card is a print & cut. As for the basic design, I used the sketch this month at CLP as a guide one but of the required 'layers' I interpreted with faux stitching. Thought it made a bit of a change to read the sketch in this way but meant the digi-stitching overlay had to be added to both the background papers making sure it aligned correctly. It was also recoloured to match my colour-scheme. Not used it in a good while butI actually got out my heat gun and embossed some of the embellishments (buttons & chevrons) but would have done a bit more too had my heat gun not decided to suddenly change the noise it makes - & then a tiny whiff of smoke rose up from the back vents which does seem to suggest that it might well have died on me. :( To compliment the glossy texture of the heat embossing I added a textured cardstock base and also cut the 'loopy' frame design on top of the image from similar cardstock. Not that either the shine or the texture is showing up in the photo very well. LOL.

As for the back of the tent-fold card, I did of course create another gamut of cut files here too - well, it wouldn't be me if there weren't a few more, would it? LOL. (I did a rough count of all the cut-files for this card & got to 17!)  I added my nephew's name to the top and layered up more matching papers on to which I popped a kind of tabbed post-card affair for the sentiment which will allow me to write who it is from on the left-hand side when I am ready to send it.

Thanks for your comments guys.

Tine :)

Challenges I would like to enter are:
CLP - design sketch
Craft Your Passion - use teal as main colour
Whimsy - fancy edges
A Gem of a Challenge - embossing wet or dry
Penny's - embossing wet or dry
Totally Papercrafts - embossing
Totally Stampalicous - paper piecing
Simon Says Stamp - paper piecing
Use Your Stuff - birthday
Stamp 'n' Doodle - boy's/male birthday
Crafty Boots - new (made a complete set of new cut-files)
Emerald Faerie - celebration
Inky Impressions - celebrate
Tip Top - lavishly luscious  layers
Glitter & Sparkle - sentiment
Lady Anne's - (use a stamp) +anything goes
Paper Shelter - anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
DigiStamps4Joy - anything goes
I ♥ Promarkers - anything goes
Eureka - anything goes
SimplyCreateToo - anything goes
Crafter's Cafe - anything goes.


  1. wow this is stunning. Great image and fab colours thanks for joining us at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

  2. A great teen boys card and lovely colours. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  3. Fantastic card Tine And such a great image for a teen! Love your colouring and the gorgeous frames you made on your cameo, they really are perfect for a boys card.

    Thanks for your lovely comment earlier, it's much appreciated and belated happy new year! Chris xx

  4. Great image, wonderful coloring and design! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stamp-N-Doodle!


  5. Super card and yes, typical teenager !

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge


    Jo x

  6. Great paper-piecing, Tine! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

  7. Wonderful card you made and great paper piecing! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  8. This is such a fabulous card for a male and for a teen. It's so contemporary and funky. Great use of your Cameo and awesome paper selection. Thanks for joining our Totally Teal challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges. I hope we see you again soon. Love this...great inspiration.

  9. Ha ha, the perfect card for a teenage boy. Great colouring and design.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  10. did a fabulous job with the paper piecing...I never would've guessed, it looks so good!!


  11. I really struggle with masculine cards, but this is an amazing example of a perfect one! LOVE this--the paper piecing is fabulous! If you have time, I'd love for you to join me at Inkspirational and Technique Tuesday for our current challenges as well! :)

  12. Great card. Thanks for playing at Stamp-N-Doodle: A Boy/Male's Theme

  13. Great card Tine.Your coloring, as usual is fantastic and the design is so nice to look at. I don't think I ever see a teen do anything else these days. It's the perfect teen theme card.

  14. Your card is fabulous.

  15. A very well designed and creative card,outstanding colouring. Congrats Tine.

  16. Fab teen card, super image. Thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers. xx

  17. Great card!

    Thanks for joining in our challenge at A and T Emerald Faeries!

    Hugs, Sande xx

  18. Stunningly coloured and great paper pieced top too.

  19. Typical teen image. Great coloring. Thanks for playing at DigiStamps4Joy for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  20. Gorgeous teenage card.
    Thanks for join us at DigiStamps4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member

  21. love it very nice,thank you for joining us at Glitter n sparkle challenge blog good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    AJ dtm

  22. Lovely card, I adore all the shapes and strong fresh colors. Very nicely put together. :)
    Thanks for joining us at CLP!

    Hugs, Anne.

  23. Fabulous card - love the paper pieced t-shirt.
    Thanks for playing along at TPC this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  24. Thank you for entering this fantastic card at ds4j this two weeks.
    Jackie DT member

  25. Great job on your card! thanks for joining the Eureka! Stamps challenge this week!

  26. Great card and a smashing design. Love what you do with your cutter Tine and it's lovely to 'see' you. You're still missed hun. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  27. This is absolutely awesome, Tine. It reminds me of my 13 year old son, Andrew! I will have to get this wonderful image to make a card for him! Either that, or an image of a boy playing video games. LOL
    Thanks for sharing this awesome card in our Anything Goes Challenge this week. We are so glad you joined us, and look forward to seeing you share again soon.
    Have a blessed week,
    Karen, DT Member
    Eureka Stamps

    P.S. If you get the chance, i would really LOVE to have you play along in our challenges at Word Art Wednesday as well. It's always ANything Goes, and your cards would be SO perfect for our challenges. I hope you will stop by amd join us.
    Karen, Blog Owner
    Word Art Wednesday

  28. I like the way you embellished your card. Thanks for joining us on the use your stuff blog. :)

  29. Great card, thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Papewr-Crafty Challenge.
    Mandy x (PPCC DT)

  30. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

  31. This is so beautifully designed. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  32. Love your paper choices and everything is framed beautifully.The paper piecing is a great detail.Super card for a teen with a fresh,modern feel.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  33. So glad you joined us this month at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again next month! Just as an FYI - We are doing a DT Call...
    Karen C (DT coordinator)

  34. Sympathy cards & teenage boy cards are challenging to me but you did a great job with this! Thanks for joining us for challenge #12 at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog. See you again soon! Patti

  35. Fabulous teen card, really love all the fancy edges! Thanks for sharing with us at Eureka Stamps!
    Jacki DT Leader