Monday, August 29, 2011

Challenges Entry: Hit the Road Card

Honoring teens and travel with today's card.  I had my 15-year-old nephew in mind for this card...he'll be getting his driver's license next May.  I know I'm quite early to be making this card, but it fit in well with a few challenges and I wanted to give everyone in mid-Michigan 9 months warning that he'll be hitting the road!  :-)

The Details:
  • I layered up lots of neutrals with black for a color scheme that I think complements the black and white car illustration from Digital Two for Tuesday.
  • The neutral inset cardstock is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder to mimic stamped metal.
  • One of my favorite details on this card is the faux enamel number charm.  To create, I punched a circle from SU! Confetti White cardstock, then added the number stickers and antiqued with Old Paper DI.  I then added a black eyelet and covered the whole tag in Glossy Accents.  Once the Glossy Accents was dry, I lightly brushed on some Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint.  This combination creates an interesting crackle finish and has an enamel appearance.  

The Challenges:

Paper: PTI cardstock ‘Kraft’; SU! cardstock ‘Sahara Sand’, ‘Basic Black’, ‘Confetti White’; SU! vellum; scrap pattern paper
Image: Digital Two for Tuesday
Inks: DI ‘Old Paper’; Sharpie pen ‘black’
Embellishments: number stickers; photo corners; ribbon; PTI rustic button twine; Cuttlebug embossing folder; SU! eyelet ‘Black’; Glossy Accents; Distress Crackle Paint ‘Rock Candy’; TH jump ring
Tools: vellum tape; Texture Boutique; foam ink blending tool; circle punch; eyelet setting tools


  1. Awesome card- love the image and the monochromatic feel of your card.

  2. this is perfect. your nephew is lucky to get it -- hope he loves it. xo

  3. Perfect "male" themed card and fantastic idea for a 16 year old!

  4. This is great! He will love it!

    Lucy x

  5. This is beautiful! Fabulous male themed card! Love the 16 tag! Thank you for playing with us at The Paper Variety!

  6. This is a fabulous concept and gorgeous card! Thanks for taking the Gingersnap Creations challenge!

  7. Your travel card is really cute. I love the stamped image!!! Way cool old vintage card. The 16 tag makes this a perfect special 16th birthday card for your nephew!! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

  8. Great masculine card. Very cool image, too!

  9. GREAT card, what a wonderful design!!

    Thank you for joining in the Tribute to Teens challenge at Gingersnap Creations, Vicki!


  10. Love your images! What a fabulous manly card! Great details!


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