Saturday, August 6, 2011


Ethan has been invited to a friend's 12th birthday party next weekend.  He came to me with a very specific brief, on what sort of card he'd like me to make for the birthday girl (seems he's a bit too busy immersing himself in his Harry Potter books, to make the card himself .....).  Using Extreme Elements, I was to come up with something in pink, purple and white.

I haven't given my Extreme Elements set any love for a while, so I was up for the challenge!  It's such a fun set to play with.

Because I've distressed the edges of the main panel with a paper distressing tool (ie my Stampin' Up! paper snips, opened!), and I've torn a layer of card, I think this card qualifies as an entry in this week's Just Add Ink challenge.   Oh, plus I've used my Color Spritzer tool, to grunge it up a bit. 

Ethan's happy with the end result, so my job is done!

Stamps: Extreme Elements, On Your Birthday
Card: Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant
Ink: Melon Mambo stampin' pad and marker, Regal Rose, Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant stampin' pads
Other: Crimper, Basic Rhinestones, paper snips, sponge dauber, Color Spritzer tool


  1. Oh Christine, I really love this & my daughter would say it was 'so cool' too. I think you've finally sold me on 'Extreme' too, now I can see it works really well for girls. Hope you have a happy weekend. Hugs. D

  2. This card is a fabulous example to inspire me to ink that set up more often. Love it!!

  3. I love this set and I like your choice of colours. Its not one I would have thought of using with this set. A really nice card. I am sure the birthday girl will like it.

  4. Awesome colours, Ethan did well! and you have done a fab job with them, love all bling too!
    It really is a very versatile set.

  5. Very funky card - perfect for a 12 year old's birthday! I love the colour combo. :)

  6. Fabulous card, Christine - I hadn't thought about Extreme Elements for girl cards! (I only got it this last week too! Perfect timing!) And I hear today is a special day, too..... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! Hope you've had a fabulous day. xxooxxoo

  7. Oh Wow!! Christine!! That just SO makes me want to buy that set - totally gorgeous! Hope you've had a lovely birthday!

  8. How cool to see this set sed on a girls card Christine!! I never would have thought it. Lvoe the dots of bling. the whole card is gorgeous. Change the colours up and you have a great masuline card too with all the tearing and distressing! Thanks for playing at JAI ♥

    PS: Hope YOU had a great Birthday too ♥

  9. Christine, you've done a great job showcasing Extreme Elements- it's one of my favs- so versatile- just love this card- debi x

  10. Ooh, Christine I do love this stamp set used in these colours ... an urban rock chick kinda feeling ... and oh how nice to see the re-emergence of the crimper, works so perfectly with this card!!!

  11. Love your extreme elements panel Christine, it's gorgeous!!!
    The tearing really gives some extra dimension to the card too. I bet the birthday girl LOVED it!
    So glad you could play at JAI this week.

  12. Looks absolutely fabulous Christine! What a cool card for a teen girl. The tearing and the crimper add great texture and of course there had to be some bling :)