Saturday, March 16, 2013

A Mini birthday card for my nephew

Hi blogging friendsFrom Millan.Net

My nephew's birthday is next week and this is the card that I made for him.  Because he drives a Mini and is in a Car Club, I specifically chose this image from a Classic Cars A4 papertole (decoupage if you are in the UK) sheet which I bought on EBay Australia.  The Mini image is very reflective as it is coloured silver and metallic dark blue so was a bit hard to take a photo of; it was perhaps fortunate that it was cloudy!

The Mini pieces were diecut so I popped them out and because the pieces weren't diecut perfectly and there were some white bits showing, I used a Faber-Castell blue metallic texta to colour in the white bits to match the Mini.  All the pieces were put together with 1mm dimensionals. 

I wanted to layer the Mini onto an oval base but the largest die in my Spellbinder Large Oval set wasn't quite big enough so I traced around the outside of the die and hand-cut it.  I stamped the Happy Birthday Background onto the oval using Versamagic Night Sky ink.  Because the stamp image didn't completely cover the oval (because the stamp image is a rectangle), I re-stamped those parts that were missed and used a Stamp Positioner to line them up perfectly.  I inked around the oval with the Night Sky ink to hide any imperfections from handcutting the oval.  Here is a close-up of the dimension:

The designer paper on the card base is by Basic Grey - Granola - and has been in my stash for ages.  I layered it onto navy blue then kraft cardstock.  The side panel was punched with my Fiskars Threading Water border punch (love this punch for masculine cards) and then I added a Scor-Pal line before attaching the dry embossed navy blue panel.

I added some navy blue Candi Dots from the 'Charming' pack to the bottom right-hand side using 2mm dimensionals.


I am entering my card in the following challenges -

The ABC Challenge - Just as you like - Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly Challenge - 1-2-3 - where you need to use 1 of one thing, 2 of another and 3 of another - I used 1 designer paper, 2 cardstock colours and 3 Card Candi dots


As I type this, I am listening to the sound of pouring rain and it is COLD at long last- YAY!  After having weeks and weeks of unbearably hot weather including ridiculously warm and humid nights for sleeping, I am totally over summer (even though technically it's autumn).   We are having a roast dinner for tea tonight - yum - can't wait!   I am totally over salads as well and if I eat another salad, I'm sure I will turn into one LOL!  Probably the only one who isn't happy about the cold weather is our cat Ruby who is snuggled up against the edge of my laptop because the fan is blowing warm air!  Ruby can get quite grumpy when it is cold and I have no doubt she will be curled up on my bed tonight keeping my little tootsies warm which I don't mind one bit.  And I am sure I will sleep a whole lot better snuggled under my blanket.

From Millan.NetHere's hoping we start getting "normal" March weather from now on when we should be having much cooler nights and autumn rains.........  

Thanks for stopping by - have a great weekend!


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Stampabilities Happy Birthday Background JR1061 wood-mount

Ink:  Versamagic Night Sky

Designer Paper:  Basic Grey Granola

Accessories:  Spellbinder Large Oval Nestabilities, Big Shot, Scor-Pal, Crafts Too dots square embossing folder, Charming candi dots, 1mm/2mm dimensionals, gingham ribbon, Fray Stop, A4 Classic Cars decoupage/papertole sheet, stamp positioner, cardstock - kraft, navy blue

Punches:  Fiskars Threading Water border


linda said...

a great masculine card jocelyn; love the car! it would suit our masculine theme this month at penny black and more too.

linda said...

hi jocelyn, silly me; i just took another look and realized the car is decoupage, whereas the main image has to be stamped for our challenge. sorry about that.

Jackie said...

Fabulous card, just right for the recipient's interests :o)
Jackie xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Jocelyn, another perfect male card! Great image, colours and layout. Fab!!

Merry said...

Fantastic Jocelyn, you find the most amazing papertoles. Weather is cooling here too, still sitcom on of an arvo but the mornings are beautiful with clear blue skies. Apparently, all will change Tuesday when it is meant to pour rain.

Lisa aka Myran said...

This is gorgeous Jocelyn! Great colors and image. Thank you for joining the Papertake Weekly challenge this week :)

Bob Suker said...

Hi JoBear -
I left a reply comment about News Aggregators (not sure which is best, but I'll look into it, this week) on 'the Report', and thought I'd go 'visiting'.
Love your blog. Creative.
I came, I saw, I Followed.

Lisa T said...

Wow, that is great masculine card! I love the color scheme and the image.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah love all the layering and blues Jobear!! great card, Shaz inn oz.x

Cinzia Gava said...

so great!!!! love it!!!!

Anonymous said...

The perfect card for a guy, love the dimension of the car!

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