Bold Bright Birthday

Today is my son’s 11th birthday so yesterday I pulled out the same set I pull out to make his card most years. I really don’t have many “boy” stamps so the extreme skater, surfer and biker are featured on most of the cards I have made for my son or his friends.

I punched a few stars out of a post-it note creating a stencil to sponge through in turquoise, brilliant blue, only orange and yoyo yellow.  I was a Stampin’ Up demonstrator when there were four colour families plus the neutrals so I still think in terms of bold brights, rich regals, etc. My cardstock and stamp pads are still organized that way too as I do not own all the new colours or have a handle on the new “families” As you can see from this card the bold brights still work fine together.  I stamped the skater in versafine and then restamped slightly to the left several times to create the effect of movement. To complete the card I sponged the perimeter of the white panel, matted in blue before attaching to an orange card base along with the three punched popped up stars.

It is a little different to most cards I make and post here, but a little variety now and again is good for me.


Stamps: Extreme Skateboard, Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU)
Inks: Only Orange, Tempting Turquoise, Brilliant Blue, Yoyo Yellow, Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: Whisper White, Brilliant Blue, Only Orange
Also: Star Punch


16 Comments on “Bold Bright Birthday”

  1. Vicky says:

    It is different to your usual style in that it has a different subject matter (you’re usually inspired by nature) but you make everything look so classy Heather – I love this card! Happy birthday to your son – my youngest will be 11 soon too. Vx

  2. Marja says:

    First congratulations with your son’s birthday Heather. this is a very beautiful card for him.
    have a nice day and lovely greet

  3. RitaR says:

    This is beautifully done …. the composition is great and I love the bright colors. I’m currently working on some children’s cards and all those bright stars inspired me! Happy Birthday to your son …. I know he’ll love the card you made for him.

  4. Kez says:

    Great card Heather, the colours are so vibrant! Excellent boy card and I’m sure your son loves it. Hope he had a great birthday.

  5. sue says:

    Heather, even though this is far afield from your “normal” zone, this is so good! (First of all, although I was never a demonstrator, I got into stamping around the same time you did, and still think in the same terms of the 4 color families. I have no new colors, and I’m perfectly happy!) This card is really much more detailed than is first apparent. I love how you created movement with your repeat stamping — I think it’s very effective. The colors go together beautifully, and stamping the stars through a mask first, then popping a couple, is very eye-catching. Softening the edges with sponging, then backing it with a couple colors of CS just really sets the whole thing off. I think your son will love this.

  6. Lindsey says:

    Yes, a little different style, but WOW! It’s such a perfect “boy” card. The off-stamping is perfect for the feeling of movement, and I really like the combination of stamped and popped-up stars.

  7. Awesome card for your son, Heather. Hope he had a great day.

  8. Yours goes to eleven!!! (DH and I have used this line from Spinal Tap all year…ours is about to turn 12). Happy birthday to him, and what a fabulous card you made for him!!!!

  9. Frances says:

    Love this card, I’m a fan of stars and it has inspired me to try some nice bright ones next time – happy birthday to you son – a bit late!

  10. Jen W. says:

    This is brilliant! Love how you stamped the skater and you can never go wrong with a bunch of bright colored stars! 🙂

  11. Ann Y says:

    What a fabulous boy’s birthday card. I love the colors and how you stamped the skateboarder. It creates a great sense of motion.

  12. You just can’t miss! Everything you make is incredible and perfect. I love the bright colors and all the movement you gave the image. I imagine it’s simply ideal for your son.

  13. i love that. realy nice. love the stars, love the gys shadow… ore how you call it…
    thanks for sooooo much inspiration

  14. mustavcoffee says:

    HI Heather,

    What a fab card although the colours are not a favourite the design is an absoloute knockout! I love the movement you created with the multiple stamping of the skater! I’m a bit late to wish your son happy birthday but I hope it was great anyway, Gay xxx

  15. i’m just wondering: i tried to make a card like you use to do… but the white cardstock gett coloured in the end… how did you do to really gett it white around your stamps???

  16. Absolutely brilliant boy birthday card. Super x

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