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Creating a birthday card for a teenage boy

 If you struggle creating cards for boys, then the Chill Out stamp is just what you need. The style of the sloths really lends itself to young teenage boys and pair it with more masculine colours and you’ve got yourself the perfect card! This card takes no time to make so you can make a few to have in your stash ready to send out to any boy’s birthday! So let’s create a birthday card for a teenage boy!

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birthday card for a teenage boy!

Creating the masculine background

To start, place each of the three sloths onto separate acrylic blocks ready for stamping.  Next, place a piece of white card on top of some fun foam ready for stamping. The fun foam will help you get a good impression each time you stamp. 

Next, choose 3 different shades of one colour. Here, I went for blue but you can easily tailor the colours to your recipient. For this card, I have used Catherine Pooler Inks in Hot Tub, All That Jazz and Daydream to create the background. Start by stamping the sloths on the background, rotating the sloths to create variation. In addition, stamp the mug and drink cup in the stamp set to fill out the background.

Colouring the sloth

Once the stamping on the background is complete, stamp one more sloth onto another piece of white card in Juniper Mist ink. Next colour the sloth in using a paintbrush and Catherine Pooler inks. You can easily pick up the ink with your paintbrush from the pad and colour the image in. For the fur, I used Sand Castle and Icing on The Cake inks as well as Twilight ink to add shading on the pale fur. 

To fill out the background a little more, I added fine dots to the background using two Copic Markers in B00 and G000. Once complete, trim the panel down and adhere to a Navy card base. 

Assembling the card

Now to assemble, start by foam mounting the coloured sloth onto the front of the card. Next, using the Lawn Fawn Happy die, add a die-cut sentiment in Navy. To add more interest to the die-cut, add a turquoise offset die-cut behind the layered navy die cuts to create a shadow. 

The stamp set comes with a small ‘birthday’ sentiment which was heat embossed in black onto matching cardstock, foam mounting onto the front.  Lastly, a few Nuvo Jewel drops in Grey Mist were add around the card. 

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Chil out - Sunhine & Bee Designs
Chil out – Sunshine & Bee Designs
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Lawn Fawn- Scripty Happy Dies
Lawn Fawn- Scripty Happy Dies
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Hot Tub Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Hot Tub Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Hot Tub Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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All That Jazz - Catherine Pooler Designs
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Daydream Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
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This post was produced as part of my design team work for SUNSHINE & BEE DESIGNS have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from WOW! Embossing Powder to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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