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Sunday, 16 June 2013

52 cards challenge - week 24

Another last minute post, the new prompt goes live tomorrow :-)  I did really struggle with this one - the prompt for week 24 is a card for a young person, or someone who is young at heart, etc.

I don't really have any 'young' people to whom I would give cards LOL.  My niece will get one next birthday, as she will be sixteen - so she was the inspiration for this birthday card!  She is into fantasy, as I think many teenage girls probably are, so I have done this variation on a technique I have used in the past.  I blended various shades of blue distress inks through a circle aperture and stamped a silhouette over the top with black versafine.  Usually I do this direct to the card blank, but this time I decided to do a separate square and mat it with black - I really like the result! 

Christmas ..... well again I don't send cards to young people, they are all included on the 'family' ones.  So I decided to make a card with what every child hopes to see on Christmas Eve - a sight of Father Christmas and sleigh over the rooftops!  That's my story and I'm sticking to it :-)  The stamp is from Crafty Individuals, simply stamped with black versafine on pearlescent card and black-matted with a ribbon wrapped around the mat.  I really like this one too, will probably make some more :-)

So a challenge that I thought I couldn't do has turned up some cards I really like - I guess that's the point!
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  1. They are both super and I am sure your niece will love hers.

  2. Beautiful cards, so clean and crisp...lovely :)