|Masculine birthday card for PPA105 using the Need for Speed stamp set and sentiment from Pennant parade.|
|Inside of card with sentiment from the new Delightful Dozen set.|
Starting with an island indigo card base, I stamped the textured background on both the front and inside the card using the retired Sanded background stamp and island indigo ink. ( I can't, for the life of me figure out why that one retired! It is perfect for adding just a bit of texture...). I also sponged the edges of the front of the card using the same coloured ink. Setting that aside, I took a scrap of black cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot using the new houndstooth embossing folder. LOVE that one!! I tore the long edges and distressed the short ones and then sanded the raised areas with my sanding block. The result, I think, looks like a tire tread (I actually asked my husband and HE agreed, so it must be good!). Then, taking another scrap of lucky limeade cardstock, I randomly stamped the Good Grid mini background stamp (one I got FREE at convention!) all over. I distressed and then sponged the edges in the same colour. Then I spritzed both lucky limeade and basic black for even more textural interest. I glued this piece to the back of the "tire tread". Then I wrapped some retired black twine around the lucky limeade piece. securing it with glue dots. Using my matpack and piercer, I pierced holes for five mini brads in the lower right corner of the lucky limeade piece and then adhered it to my cardfront. Setting this aside, I stamped the car image in black Staz-On ink on a piece of whisper white cardstock. Using my aquapainter and watercolour wonder crayons, I coloured the car. I then adhered the stamped piece to a slightly larger piece of daffodil delight cardstock and adhered it to the cardfront using dimensionals. The final touch on the front was to stamp the sentiment from the Pennant Parade set in island indigo ink on whisper white cardstock and punch it out with my jewelry tag punch. I punched two more tags, layered them together with glue dots and added them to the knot in the twine. On the inside of the card I stamped the sentiment in black Staz-on again on whisper white cardstock. I coloured in some of the letters in lucky limeade. I then stamped the image again in island indigo and daffodil delight, cutting out parts of the sentiment I wanted to highlight, and adhering them where appropriate. I sponged the edges of the sentiment piece using lucky limeade and adhered it to the inside of the card.
Now...I just need to find a 16-year-old boy to give this to...though I suppose a 40-year-old man would likely enjoy it too!