Thursday, February 24, 2011

Extreme Elements Birthday Cards

Extreme Skateboard

Extreme Guitar

When I am planning cards for my monthly Stamp-a-Stack I like to have a variety of all occasion cards on hand for people to choose from, and the two cards posted today would be nice for younger boys, girls, or teens.  I know most people think of these extreme stamps as being boy oriented, but just change your colors and you can make them for girls too. 

The first card uses Always Artichoke cardstock layered with a small strip of Tangerine Tango DSP from the Brights Paper Stack.  On the Whisper White layer, which was also matted with Chocolate Chip cardstock,  I stamped in random order shapes from the Extreme Elements Stamp Set.  I stamped the Skateboard figure in Old Olive ink and then cut it out and placed it on top of my stamped piece using dimensionals.

The second card is Rich Razzleberry cardstock, with layers of Crumb Cake and Rich Razzleberry DSP from the same Paper Stack as the first card.   The Whisper White stamped layer is matted with Old Olive cardstock,and the guitar player was stamped in Crumb Cake ink and also placed on with dimensionals.  For the sentiment on this card I colored in the happy birthday on top of the birthday stamp in the A Word For You Stamp set.  The whole stamp says happy birthday with a cherry on top! but I only wanted the happy birthday, so I took my Rich Razzleberry marker and inked just that part. 

To make toay's cards I used the following:
Cardstock:  Always Artichoke #105119, Whisper White #100730,  Chocolate Chip #102128,  Rich Razzleberry #115316, Crumb Cake #120953, Old Olive #100702
Designer Series Paper:  Brights Paper Stack #117155
Ink:  TangerineTango #111834, Basic Gray #109120, Chocolate Chip #100908, Old Olive #102277, Rich Razzleberry #115658, Crumb Cake #121030
Marker:  Rich Razzleberry #120970
Stamp Sets:  Extreme Skateboard #115179, Extreme Guitar #115328, Extreme Elements #115181, Upsy Daisy #111710, A Word for you #117032 wood or #120528 clear
Punches:   1 3/4" Oval #119855, 1 3/8" Oval #119859
Accessories:  Dimensionals #104430

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