Hope you all had a great National Scrapbooking Day!
By the way... I am still confused about why they are calling it "National" when it is International.. So if anyone knows who to contact to rename that day, please let me know! :O) lol. Who is actually the ones behind this day, who came up with it? I think it is about time to rename that day now. Scrapbookers around the whole world are celebrating that day together, and i think it is the only fair thing that it is called International Scrapbooking Day. Maybe we could have that changed to next year?... I personally think that would be great!
Now, over to my work for this post. One of my mums friends needed a card for her grandsons confirmation. And, to make something for a boy that is 15 years old, isn't always the most easy thing to do. It is usually important for them to be "cool", to be more grown ups... Too childish is a huge "NO NO", and the same with romantic or girlish looking things... And not always do the boys in that age have any special interest either to theme the projects with. It has to be "right", and personally, as the embellishing loving person I am, I think there is not enough embellish on the market for this theme yet. It is getting better, but still there could have been more. I LOVE to add flowers on almost everything I create, but this time it was great to have the challenge where to not use flowers and try to make the style on the card as "boyish" as possible. Not sure if I made it, but anyway, here it is;
I decided to go for colors that should work for a 15 year old boy. And since this boy didn't have any special interests, I went for gears, screw brads, a key and a tool, which all can be related to motorcycles or cars which should work for almost every boy in that age. I also chose different patterns and metal frames for a kind of "street look". Words as "Discover", "Warning" and "Traditions" are catchy or cool words that also tells a bit about the age he is in and the "traditional" confirmation he gets this card for.
Here you can see the layering with metal frames, cords, chipboard and so on. This is an easy and fun card to make!
Maybe a bit different work then you are used to see me do, but still a style I LOVE to create in.
Other works I have done earlier in similar styles;
Hope you enjoyed this post, and thank you so much for dropping in!
It belongs to the story that the 15 year old boy was very happy with the card; mission succeed! :D
Wish you all a wonderful week further!