are pretty simple to create for, teen boys that you don't know so well, not so much. Brett is heading to a school friend's 14th birthday party tomorrow and needed an enclosure to go along with the gift card that we purchased. Knowing that it is for a teen boy (who is more interested in the $$ on the gc than enclosure) I created a simple gift card holder.
Using craft paints, bubble wrap and a paintbrush I created most of the decorations on the holder. To finish, a stamped, matted greeting with a stapled ribbon and it's ready to slide into the envelope.
I don't really have any teen boy stamps that would appeal to this boy, so I just created texture using craft paints (colors pulled from the gc) on bubble wrap that I stamped onto kraft cardstock. A few paint spatters with black and white and a bit dragging the edges through white paint and the main panel was done. A die cut and matted sentiment was half adhered to the front panel to give the gift card something to slide under. Two slits hold the opposite end of the gift card. All that it needs now is Brett's signature on the back.
I am slowly getting back into things, crafting starting to be one of them. Very slowly though. While I still am frozen in both shoulders, I no longer have the excruciating pain that immobilized me for so many months, and have found that there are certain things that I can accomplish much easier.
So I hope to be able to share a little bit more, here and there, than I have in the past 6 months.
Stamps: On your Birthday by SU!
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Paper: GKD: Kraft, Red
Other: Craft paints, Bubble wrap, Paintbrush, Nestabilities Circle dies, Gingham check ribbon, Staple, Dimensional foam