Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Teenage number card

I was a bit stuck on ideas for a birthday card for a male teenager with few hobbies so concluded a number card would be pretty safe.

First I made the metallic number plaque by cutting out three 3" squares from chipboard.  I then gutted the center of two of the squares to leave a border.  Using the Tim Holtz wordplay die I cut 2 x numbesr 1 and 7 from chipboard. 

I stacked and glued the chipboard numbers to make them thicker and then stacked and glued the two frame pieces and fixed them to the bottom square.

I scrunched up some paper and glued that to the square number piece making sure it was pressed into the recess.  I painted the whole piece in silver metallic paint, waited for it to dry before painting over the whole piece with black.  I then wiped away areas of the black with a wet tissue to leave an aged metallic look to the piece.

I used black bazzill bling cardstock for the base as it has quite a metallic feel, on top of that I matted a piece of distress coredinations which was embossed using a Special Touch of mica mask , another piece of coredinations which is sanded lies beneath the assortment of Maya Road cogs which have been painted with silver metallic paint and then brushed lightly with black soot distress stain.


  1. Jassy I struggle to make cards for males of any age. This card is brilliant, it does the job nicely. Now get on and play some more with the challenges.

  2. wow great idea it's just the right thing for a male teenager.x

  3. Hi Jassy, what a great card for a teenager, it's so true, male cards can be a nightmare, especially from about 7 upwards, and even more so if they haven't got a particularly favourite hobby. Dee x