Monday, March 3, 2014


Happy Monday, everyone!  (Truthfully, I'm not feeling that cheery - it was hard to get out of bed this morning!)

My nephew recently turned 17.  I'd had a dream about the card I made for him, so went to work to make it a reality.  I think it has turned out a little 'dark', but Ethan (my 13-yr-old) said dark is good, because it's "more masculine".  Bless him!

I used the fab-o Hexagon Hive thinlits die with Soho Subway Designer Series Paper.  I overlaid that on some Early Espresso card that had been stamped with a couple of Gorgeous Grunge stamps.  After adding washi tape to the bottom strip of Summer Starfruit card, I decided it looked a bit like a road sign .... but left it 'as is' anyway!  Here's my creation:

Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Morning Post Numbers, Sketched Birthday, Simply Stars
Card: Basic Gray, Early Espresso, Summer Starfruit, Naturals Ivory
DSP: Soho Subway Designer Series Paper, Summer Starfruit Patterns Designer Series Paper
Ink: Basic Gray, Early Espresso and Summber Starfruit stampin' pads
Other: Hexagon Hive thinlits die, Banners Framelits ,Bitty Banners Framelits, Finishing Touches edgelits, Epic Day This & That washi tape, paper snips, sponge dauber, Hung Up cute clip, Basic Gray stitched grosgrain ribbon


  1. It is dark, but the pops of yellow and basic grey elements balance it out perfectly...l love the masculine grunge feel.
    Big hug's luv. xxx

  2. So totally perfect for a teenager! This is one of my favorite cards I've seen you make, Christine. Great use of the hive thinlit - it adds fantastic depth and detail. Your nephew is sure to appreciate it!