Hi blogging friends
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
Here'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!
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