From cute to cool – card for a teenager

Time flies when you’re having fun  … and when you’re having kids. Suddenly the cute little guys and girls around you turns teenagers. Time to leave the cute cards behind and create something more stylish and cool.

  • Type of project: card
  • Occasion: birthday
  • Style: modern/graphic
  • Techniques used: ink spray, stamping die cutting
  • Decoration: enamel embossing a.k.a frantage
  • Main colour: multi Colored
  • Media used: ink spray, black pigment ink pad, white embossing Powder, metallic cardstock, black and white cardstock
  • Equipment used: stamps, dies, stencil 

When I create birthday cards on a commission I often want to capture the child’s interests and personality. So this time it’s skateboarding and a girl who knows what she wants.


I used ink spray to create a background. Then I stamped some skateboards on it and used two different stencils to make it more graphic. I cut out a film strip and stamped three different pictures on it in black pigment ink.

Then I cut out her name in black letters and put it vertically on the card. For the numbers I used metallic cardstock and put black underneath as a shadow.

Then I stamped the phrase Skater girls rule and embossed it in white. As a final touch I sprinkled some black/gold and white frantage embossing powder here and there. I just love that. It’s one of my favorite products actually. I loved how this card turned out. And I hope she will too.

I realized I’ve made cards for her since she was four. This is what her card looked like then.