Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Challenge Entry: Automobile Club

Don't you just love looking at store-bought cards featuring vintage photos with funny sayings?  (Not purchasing, just looking!)  I'm trying my hand at anachronistic humor with this "Automobile Club" piece.  I practiced my steampunk some more and I feel like I'm getting there!  I'm throwing this one in the ring for Gingersnap Creations GC 109:  Chestnut Theme Challenge - On the Road.

Imagine our otherwise very proper Tim Holtz gents speaking in their British accents but using American surfer phrases like "Bummer, dude"!  I was chuckling to myself the whole time while making this...yes, sadly, I find myself to be quite hilarious.  ;-)

A Couple Details:
  • Our gentleman driving the early automobile that appears to have been left in a bad neighborhood for the night, is from the ever fabulous Graphics Fairy.  He's printed on kraft cardstock and minimally embellished with metal pieces...I didn't want too much since the auto is supposed to be stripped down.  I also used colored pencils to pop him out of the background just a tad.
  • The three gents are stamped in StazOn Jet Black.  Their comments were printed on white cardstock.  The speech bubble was then stamped around the printed text, trimmed to fit, and distressed with Old Paper DI.

: PTI cardstock ‘Kraft’; SU! cardstock ‘Not Quite Navy’, ‘Ultrasmooth White’; unknown background papers
Image: The Graphics Fairy ‘Man with Motor Car’
Stamps: Stamper’s Anonymous TH ‘Curious Possibility’; Chatterbox ‘Eclectique’
Inks: StazOn ‘Jet Black’; DI ‘Old Paper’
Embellishments: SU! watercolor pencils; photo corners; TH tissue tape ‘Symphony’; Recollections brads; TH sprocket gears

Tools: TH paper distresser; 3M Super77 spray adhesive; glue dots; tweezers; foam tape; foam ink blending tool; glossy accents; wire cutters (to snip the backs off the brads)
Misc: cardboard


  1. I used one of the GF's images to make my son a birthday card. the best I could come up with was have a cruisey birthday! LOL. Must admit though I wasn't trying out my steampunk anachronism.


    I love your humour...yes very anachronistic, great job, love it.

  2. What a great card!! Love how you incorporated all the elements...very cute and very funny!

  3. This is great - love the old automobile!!! Perfect for the challenge!

  4. This card is great and I love the commentary from Tim's men!

  5. Hello Vicki

    nice card to look at, but the humour is what i like most ! :)
    The person who recieves this will surely get a smile on his/her face !

    greetings from belgium

  6. I absolutely love this! Your humour certainly make this card ... well done!

  7. This is brilliant, such good fun!

  8. you arereally having fun with steampunk -- this is another really wonderful creation!

  9. Love the sense of humor :) great card

  10. This is seriously fabulous! I love it!

  11. I love the humour! Really great stamps.

  12. Love it and then read you idea of british accents with american 'slang' am now wiping tears from my eyes. XOXO Zoe

  13. HAHAH....adore it....super composition! Thank you for making me smile and entering the Gingersnaps challenge.

  14. Just wonderful!


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