Hi all! It's time for another Impression Obsession challenge, and this one is for the boys! Literally! All you need to do is create a masculine card and use "manly" images to get the job done! Just CLICK HERE to read up on the challenge and to enter your card via Mr. Linky! There's a $25 gift certificate to the Impression Obsession store on the line -- fun stuff!
On to my creation! I have to admit, this is definitely less than a 10 minute card--more like a 3-1/2 minute card! I actually made it as a graduation card for my son who is making the BIG MOVE from 8th grade to HIGH SCHOOL! I think my heart just stopped as I typed those words. Honestly? My baby? In High School? Does anyone have a tissue?
I wanted to keep it simple because that's what 14-year-old boys are - no fuss! I did reach for some of my favorite stamps - I absolutely LOVE some of Impression Obsession's silhouette stamps. I used Silhouette 2 and stamped it in two shades of green on a light kraft colored paper. (Memento Bamboo Leaves and New Sprout). Add some paper piercing, a button, twine and then, a beautiful sentiment called Change the World. I like using this sentiment for graduations because - to me - it's empowering! :-) After stamping, I matted my panel on a piece of BasicGrey green decorative paper and then again on a darker Kraft card. You can't see it in the photo, but I actually accented my card with THIS Cover-A-Card background called Branches. It added a cool textured look to my card. Speaking of Cover-A-Cards backgrounds. Did you know IO came out with 16 new ones this spring? You can click HERE to check out ALL of these awesome backgrounds!