Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Celebrate Someone Special

Happy Birthday to my dear boyfriend. J  He is a big car guy, so I dug out an "oldie but goodie" stamp set for his card...Stampin' Up!'s "Classic Convertibles".  I'm pretty sure he won't rest now until he knows what make and model car it's supposed to be (so if you know...please comment so that I can put his mind at ease!)...LOL!  Boys.

A Couple Details:
  • I've seen many people incorporate calendars into their cards to commemorate the day/date, so when I flipped to this My Mind's Eye paper, I was inspired.  I circled the 13th for a personalized touch.  I also added some brads and Frayed Burlap Distress Stickles to accent the design.
  • Everything is stamped in Timber Brown StazOn. This is important because I used Distress Stains to color the car (no smearing with StazOn!). I also used a white Glaze pen on the car to add highlights to chrome and glass areas. More MME papers form some "racing stripes". I accented the HB square with Glossy Accents.
  • When the car and racing stripes were in place, the layout needed a little something at the top right, so I fussy cut this banner element from MME paper, added a little color with Distress stains, added some twine to one side, and Frayed Burlap Distress Stickle dots between each pennant. I like the "car lot" affect that the banner adds.


Cardstock: Papertrey Ink ‘Kraft’; Stampin’ Up! ‘Confetti Ivory’
Patterned Paper:  My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found ‘Portobello Road’ 6x6
Stamps: SU! ‘Classic Convertibles’, ‘It’s Your Birthday’
Inks: StazOn ‘Timber Brown’; Distress Stain ‘Old Paper’, ‘Tumble Glass’, ‘Pumice Stone’
Embellishments: SU! brads; PTI rustic button twine; Distress Stickles ‘Frayed Burlap’; Glossy Accents
Tools:  Tim Holtz paper distresser; 3M foam tape; Zig 2-way glue pen; Making Memories ribbon glue


  1. Great card! Love all the details. I'm guessing the car is a Corvette.

  2. Fabulous card, love the bunting and the car image is fabulous. Love the CELEBRATE in the corner too and your brads to embellish just above. Tha is so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  3. Love this card! You did a fantastic job on it. The embellishments are fabulous!

  4. Brilliant card.Love the birds perched on the bunting and the accents you added too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  5. A stunning creation

    Thanks for joining us for our banners or buntings challenge over at Oldie but a goodie and good luck


  6. I love everything about this card, thank you for sharing!
    Carol O

  7. This is beautiful~ love the idea of incorporating a calendar Brilliant! GREAT card!!

  8. I love it, especially the newspaper bunting.

  9. Lovely card. Love your papers and layout.
    Thanks for joining Craft Your Passion.
    Hugs Berit - GDT

  10. I love the special touches you added to this masculine card and plan to showcase your creation on our Feature Me Friday segment of The Kraft Journal blog. Please be sure to stop by the blog on Friday June 22 (or anytime thereafter) to pick up your Featured Artist button and thank you for playing along with us at The Kraft Journal too!

  11. Love the pennants. Great take on the challenge. Thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
    Hugz, Z

  12. So vintage and wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing with us at TKJ!

  13. What a gorgeous card, love the banner at the top with the little bird. Great masculine image! Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations this week!

  14. I love your card its really artistic!

    Thanks for hanging out the bunting at Oldie But A Goodie this week and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

  15. Fabulous card. love the bunting! thanks for joining us at Try it on Tuesday and have a wonderful day. Angela

  16. Fab male card! Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  17. Lovely card and great bunting. Thanks for playing along with my challenge this week at an Oldie But A Goodie. Hugs, Claire x

  18. Wow, fab card - love all the details and the colour scheme! Thanks for joining our For A Special Guy challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x


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