Monday, October 20, 2014

A Custom Creation: Skateboard Girl Turns 16

Hello there!  I've had the pleasure of doing a handful of custom creations over the last couple of months, and this is one of them.  You can see another here, and it happens to use the same cute kitty from Papertrey Ink.

The background story for this card:

  • birthday girl
  • sweet sixteen
  • loves cats
  • loves black, loves blue
  • loves to skateboard

I thoroughly enjoy the challenge of creating a very personal, unique card.  Here's the end result:

I created the skateboard by using a Word Window punch (Stampin' Up!).  I punched out three shapes using blue cardstock, stacked 'em up to give it height, and used a blue marker to add a shadow to the bottom edge.  The wheels were created with Pretty Pink Posh Onyx sequins, topped with silver half-pearls.

The background paper is flocked, which adds to the coolness factor.  :-D

I hear the birthday girl liked her card.  That makes me happy.  :-)

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Stamps: Cat's Meow - Papertrey Ink; Fancy Alphabet - Inspired By Stamping Paper: white - PTI; Basic Gray, Brilliant Blue, black flocked - SU Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko; Basic Gray - SU Fibers: black seam binding - Hug Snug - The Zipper Stop Accessories & Tools: circle, Labels 15 dies - Spellbinders; corner punch - Fiskars; Copic markers; Word Window punch - SU; Onyx sequins - Pretty Pink Posh; silver half pearls - Recollections; blue gems - Michaels; Cat's Meow dies - Papertrey Ink


Marisa said...

Totally adorable. Love the kitty :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooooo cute!! LOVING the skateboarding kitty!!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, how cute and clever! Perfect for the birthday girl!

Lisa Elton said...

HAPPY SWEET 16 to your baby girl!! You can see all of the LOVE in her card Colleen, very cute!

Susan (rainy) said...

Such a darling and perfect card for your custom creation. The kitty is so cute.. and I love that skateboard. The little shadow you made across the bottom of it is a great detail.

Lisa Lara said...

Oh how cute Colleen. That little bit of color with the black is wonderful.

Bonnie said...

A great mix of elegant and cute! So perfect for a teenage girl!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful background !! Love the Kitty!!

Benzi said...

Ooh, I love that gorgeous blue color with the black flocked paper. And, the kitty on the skateboard is just too cute. Wonderful card!!

Stella said...

I already spotted this handmade gem on Instagram; it made me smile sitting in the bus on my way home:)
You have taat unique talent to pair up modern and classy. And I love it. That cat is such a cutie. And your use of damask paper adds a sophisticated touch Your bow.....I am in awe.
Hope all is well!

nwilliams6 said...

So creative! Love your idea and it came out awesome. She is going to love this one - super fun. Hugz

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