Sunday, 14 July 2013

Not a Square!

As is usual with my son, he informed me yesterday that it's the 13th birthday of one of his friends today.  I suppose I should be grateful he at least told me the day before - he sometimes tells me about birthdays on the day itself!  As the two of them seem to lapse into game-speak the minute they meet, the theme for this card was an easy choice and an ideal opportunity to play with a recent Ebay purchase of some Papertrey Ink games stamps. I framed the greeting with a stamp by American Crafts.

I decided to play along with a couple of challenges again this week, I find this really helps my card designs come together a lot more quickly. The latest challenge at Less is More is a one layer card which mustn't be a square or rectangle.  As I don't have a cutting machine or any dies to make a card blank I had to keep it simple so I stuck with a hexagon as that was easy to achieve with an ordinary guillotine!  I also combined it with the sketch at Sketch Saturday & have discovered another challenge at Keep It Simple that I can enter it into as well.
I don't normally decorate the card inserts but I decided to use one of the individual stamps to add a little bit of detail for once.
Cardstock: Xerox Colotech Plus 300gsm
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Boy Basics Game On #2357, American Crafts Thanks #10066223
Inks: Memento - Nautical Blue, Morocco


  1. Brilliant! P:D Cards for boys are harder even than cards for men LOL Yours is fab, well done! x

  2. Absolutely super card Helen, perfect for your son's friend"
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  3. Hi Helen,
    this one's awesome for a teen-ager! Perfect selection of stamps, I'd say :)
    Thanks for joining us at KEEP IT SIMPLE!,
    smiles, Mia

  4. This is such a great card for a guy - and I love the shape.
    Caroline xxx

  5. Great card for a teen Helen, my nephew would love it too :) Viv xx

  6. fabulous
    Great card. Sorry for my late visit.
    Thanks for joining us this week x
    "Less Is More"

  7. what a great card!! fab!! Thanks for getting sketchy at sketch Saturday this week xx


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