Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A Boy Teenager Card!

Hi there all of you.

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.

Mixed products in several layers as cord, transparency, magic mesh, stamps and machine stitches also helps creating a "street-look" that I think works for teenagers.

Here you can see the layering with metal frames, cords, chipboard and so on. This is an easy and fun card to make! 


I used lots of different brands and products as Prima brick wall stamp, Prima Chipbaord Journal, 7 Gypsies tape (warning), 7 Gypsies metals (frames and "traditions" tab), Hambly transparency, Kort & Godt "til Konfirmanten" stamp, Tim Holtz metal key, Karen Foster screw brads and tools and so on....

I used a strip of cardstock and folded it so it had 3 "holes", and sewed the strip on in the ends and between the folds. Then I added a strip of tape over it all which says "Handle With Care", - perfect to put curled money in as a money gift!

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;
http://ingvildbolme.typepad.com/photos/published_works/a-different-kind-of-art.html
http://ingvildbolme.typepad.com/photos/published_works/i-like-2-go-fast-950.html
http://ingvildbolme.typepad.com/photos/published_works/truly-unique-taste---950-m-logo.html
http://ingvildbolme.typepad.com/photos/old_layouts/aeda-beada.html
http://ingvildbolme.typepad.com/photos/old_layouts/biker-baby.html
http://ingvildbolme.typepad.com/photos/layouts_2009/900pix-m-logo.html
http://ingvildbolme.typepad.com/photos/layouts_2009/autumn-leaves-1000-m-logo.html
http://ingvildbolme.typepad.com/photos/layouts_2009/min-morfar---1000-m-logo-v-2.html
http://ingvildbolme.typepad.com/photos/the_color_room_layouts/2-swing-is---1000pix-wm.html
http://ingvildbolme.typepad.com/photos/prima_cards/thank-you-card-1000-w-wm.html
http://ingvildbolme.typepad.com/photos/prima_layouts/my-awesome-girl---1000pix-m-logo-v-2.html
http://ingvildbolme.typepad.com/photos/prima_layouts/4-ever-my-love---light-m-logo.html

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!

hugs
Ingvild

23 comments:

Sheyla said...

Wow... it's a wonderful scrap teen card!
Kisses

Carmen said...

That's a great card for a boy Ingvild! You did an awesome job!!

Jolaine Frias said...

Awesome card! LOVE the grungier side of you!

Rachel F said...

Stunning - thanks for the inspiration

Mim... said...

Wow ett riktigt läckert tufft kort.
ha det bra...

Anja's KortKreasjoner said...

Så fantastisk :) elsker alle detaljene, knall stilig m så mye metall
klem, Anja

Elena said...

Oh my god... IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL!! No, really, is very very beautiful! Your attention to details, everything is in the right position and there isn't nothing wrong. FABULOUS!

Hugs,
Elena

Marianne/skorpionen said...

Så gøy å se "litt annerledes" fra din side! Ikke at jeg noen gang trodde du ikke ville klare det :D
Det ble jo knallstilig og jeg skjønner godt at konfirmanten ble fornøyd. Skikkelig tøfte med de ulike tekstene og alt metallet!

Kari said...

Så utrolig stilig kort! Knallfarger og tøft med alle metallelementene og båndet som går inn i rammen og alt!

Ønsker deg en flott 17. mai!
Kari

SusieJ said...

Fabulous card Ingvild and totally "boy friendly".
Hugs xx
p.s. as the mother of 1 boy I agree about the lack of embellishments for teenagers.

Today for Tomorrow said...

Wow - awesome card and all your other work linked in this post. Very inspiring.

Knerten said...

Dette ble råtøft !

Riet said...

What a beautiful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

pattyo said...

Awesome card, Ingvild! I always have trouble making something appropriate for a boy. You're so good at everything, maybe you can design some boy themed embellishments like you did for the beautiful Prima flowers.

Marian said...

Wow what a great card you made!

Gr, marian.

scrapbookertink said...

Stunning design love all the elements.

Ulle said...

Otroligt snyggt! Så många fina detaljer!

evik said...

I love your blog!

Pearl Maple said...

Nice card Ingvild, like the choice of colours

Marianne said...

Skikkeløig stilig med mange fine detaljer. Ha en fin "restuke".

Cynthia Lloréns said...

I just loved...that´s a great card!!!I love all the details.
Have a nice week.
Kisses and hugs from Brazil
Cynthia

Stacy Cohen said...

Everything you do is amazing, Ingvild, and this is no exception!!

Linn said...

I have really studied this card when you published it. IT IS SO COOL! You really got the boy-rough style down sweetie! Love it!!