My only sibling is a girl. My only two cousins are both girls. My kids are both girls. My dog? Yep, a girl. Besides poor DH, the only known males in my household are the cat (who we originally thought was a girl) and the guinea pig. (The jury's out on the two snakes.)
So, suffice it to say I don't need use many "boy stamps". But I really love the "Alfie - Collection 1" set of digital stamps from Grab A Doodle Do. Most boy stamps are of cutesy, little boys. I like Alfie because he's a little older, a little cooler. I could see myself making a card for my 14 year old nephew with one of these stamps.
Today I used Alfie images on two sketch challenge cards. The first is for a challenge over on Just Christmas and Birthday Cards:
I made a few changes to this sketch, starting with turning it on its side. Since Alfie's definitely not into that girly stuff, I skipped the bow and replaced the flowers with some very masculine antique copper brads. Voila! A perfect birthday card for your favorite young man.
I made this card for a sketch challenge over on Crafts 4 Eternity. Being a dog lover, I'm kind of partial to this image of Alfie with his dog. :-)
OMG, did that little tag ever cause me heartache! The first time I stamped on the shiny side of the tag, so the ink smeared while I was handling it. The second time I fiddled with the twine too much and pulled it through the top of the tag, tearing the tag. The third time, I stamped For You upside down. Ugh! I'm just glad it finally came out right!
I usually wind up playing around too much with my Copics to even attempt to list the colors used, but Alfie was pretty straight forward. I used Skin White, Prussian Blue and Manganese Blue for his jeans, Lime for his shirt, a combination of Sepia and Sand for his hair, Sand for his dog, and Burnt Umber and Sepia for his shoes.