Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A True Classic

My husband is a car lover – especially antique Buicks.  With Father’s Day on the way and his birthday next week, I decided I had the perfect stamp to use.

For this card I used 1905 Buick Model C from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  I stamped it with Versamark ink on tan cardstock and embossed it with Log Cabin Embossing Powder, also from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  I distressed the edges and sponged them with light brown ink to give it a bit of an aged look.  I used foam tape to pop it onto brown cardstock that also had the edges distressed and then I ran Versamark ink along the edges and dipped them in the Log Cabin Embossing Powder.

The next layer is a deep blue that I embossed with an embossing folder and sponged dark blue ink on the edges.  I layered this onto another rectangle of brown cardstock that also had Versamark and Log Cabin embossing powder on the edges.  This is all layered onto a tan card base.

For final touches I embossed triangles of dark brown cardstock with an embossing folder, sponged the edges with black, and used foam tape to pop them onto each corner of the blue layer.  I also embossed and sponged black ink onto a dark brown 1” strip, then added some very sparkly brown ribbon with gold edges on each side of the strip.  I ran this down the center of the card under the image and added two dark blue pearls on each end.

I was very happy with this card but the hubby decided to peek into my craft room and immediately saw the car image so guess I won’t surprise him.  Might have to make another card.  By the way, here is a fun fact about my family.  My husband and I have the same birthday in June and are four years apart.  Both of our daughters have the same birthday in December and are four years apart.  They shared their birthday with my mother-in-law and her mother shared her birthday with 2 of her grandchildren.  Can this be a hereditary trait?

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Father’s Day/For a Male
Aifactory Challenge #083 – Roughing It Up (Distress)
Catch The Bug Challenge – Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Challenge 61 – Father’s Day or Card for Dad
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge – Card for a Man or Boy
Lexis Creations Challenge #41 – Father’s Day or A Man’s Card

Charisma Cardz Week Challenge #22 – Something That Flies (a car can fly down the road – does that count?)
Ooh La La Challenge #81 –  Happy Birthday
The Shabby Tea Room Challenge Week #65 – “Technique Week”/Embossing


Jan Hunnicutt said...

Oh I like your card, the car is nice! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Catch The Bug!

Sadilla said...

your card is so pretty, and perfect for a man! great interpretation of the sketch dear!
thanks for joining us at THE PIXIE COTTAGE

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card the image is gorgeous ,, am sure your hubby will love thius and it doesn't matter if he got a little sneak peek :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

lalkygirl said...

gorgeous card and beautiful image,love it,i bet your hubby will love it ,thanks for joining us at ooh la la and good luck
ttracey x

Melissa Bove said...

Awesome card!! Thank you so much for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room and the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Anonymous said...

Odd thing about your family b-days! I never knew that..interesting fact! ;)
Looks like you made your hubby a pretty card! I'm sure he'll love it!

Minna said...

So beautiful card:) Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday Challenge.

Sandra said...

Hi Your card is so pretty and beautifully done..:) Sandra H

Tammy L said...

I just love masculine cards. Great job. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Craft Your Passion this week.
Tammy GDT

Shelley said...

Gorgeous card, love the texture. Thanks for joining in this weeks One Stop Craft Challenge. Hugs Shelley xx

Tammy Miller said...

Love this, and the layout is perfect. Thanks for playing at Catch the Bug this week.

laney said...

Super card Marie!!
Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations this time would love to see you play with us again

Anne said...

Hi Marie, thanks for joining in our Happy Birthday challenge at OLL with such a fabby card. Hugs x

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful! You rocked the Sketch and created another awesome masculine card! Hugs ~S~