Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Birthday Wishes

Can I just say I had a lot of fun on this card?!  I did a lot of fussy cutting and piecing.  It all began with the "chrome" on this cute little bug.  I was just going to color it gray and forget about having it look shiny as I don't know how to color it that way.  And then I got to thinking.  I have some aluminum tape  (that my dad uses for chimney rebuilding/lining) and I knew it would give that perfect chrome look.  So I stamped the image again onto the tape with Stazon and then cut out the tale lights, trunk pull, license plate frame and rear bumper.  As the aluminum tape is self adhesive, it was easy to adhere all those little pieces.Then I stamped again on white card stock and cut out the actual license plate and the tale lights and adhered them.  It came out perfect!  And I really wanted to make the rear window into a shaker card; it really adds to the party theme.
 Here's the shaker in action and the shine of all the chrome:

Vintage Stamping #33--Hot sunny colors
Card Mania #69--use a metal embellishment (the charm)
Sweet Stamps #224--polka dots
Paper Girls Challenge #81--Father's Day/masculine (this card is for my father-in-law)
Eureka Stamps #143--special occasion (birthday)
Sweet Stampin'--Father's Day/special Man
Sketch Saturday #363--sketch (#288; I flipped it upside down so I could use my sun as the circle element)
Suzy Bee's #82--bright & colorful
Wags 'n' Whiskers #155--seeing spots
Fussy & Fancy #140--fun in the sun
Crafty Ribbons #120--men & ribbons
C.R.A.F.T. #313--father's day/male
Mod Squad--masculine
The Crafter's Cafe #118--one for the boys
Di's Digis--2 or more patterned papers

Stamps: Raisin Boat "Off to Party"; Verve "Strong Anchor" sentiment
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13"


Joyce Erb said...

How clever you are...wish I thought of that for my bumper LOl. Great card. Thanks for taking the challenge with us at the <a href="http://modsquadchallenge.blogspot.com”>Mod Squad Challenge</a>If you’ve haven't become a follower yet, please do so as soon as you can. To be a winner, one must be a follower. If you already follow us, thanks!

Céline said...

gorgeous card
thanks for playing with us at di's digi

Amber Sheaves said...

Fun card! And don't you just love that aluminum tape?! I've confiscated a couple rolls from my husband. It's fun to emboss in folders and get some great texture for masculine cards. Thanks for playing along in our challenge at The Paper Girls!

Sue said...

Fab card! thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week hugs Sue xx

Niki Rowland said...

Fantastic idea to use the aluminum tape, it looks fantastic! Love the fun papers and colours you've used, the charm and the shaker - just brilliant! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week, Niki xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Aww, that is fabulous! Love the shaker window, so so clever!! So perfect for our masculine challenge. Love the clever sunshine circle for the stamped sentiment. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with our 'Father's Day/Special Man' challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week. We're so glad you did. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

brenda said...

The song Summer Holiday came immediately yo mind when I saw your lovely card Heather.

Thanks so much for joining in at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

B x

Dianchik said...

What a great shaker card! Love the design! Thanks for playing along with us at Eureka Stamps this week!
~ Diana DT

rachel taylor said...

lovely shaker card thanks for sharing with SBBC Rachel dt

La Vikinga said...

Hi Heather; a shaker card! Wow! It's great to see your card at Crafty Ribbons challenge with male theme (+ ribbon) this time! Welcome back!

La Vikinga / Crafty Ribbons

Pollard Carole said...

Another brilliant card its just fab Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons Challenge and good luck Love and hugs Carole x DT

Cristina - La Marmotta Creativa - said...

Beautiful work!!!!Thank you for joining us at Wags N Whiskers!
Cristina DT

Craftdee said...

This is awesome! I love the chrome and the shaker idea is just perfect :-) Thanks for sharing your lovely card in Di's Digis "2 or More Designer Papers" challenge. Hope to see you in our latest challenge to use die cuts too, Donna ☺

karalschuknecht said...

Great shaker card, so cute. Thanks for joining us this week for our special occasions challenge at Eureka Stamps. Karal DT

chanya13 said...

Beautiful card!!! Lovely image and card design too. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge. Agnieszka DT

Nathalie said...

So funny!!! Thanks for playing with us at Fussy& Fancy challenge.

Claire said...

Fab card, great idea to use the foil tape for the bumper! thanks so much for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
Claire xx

Claire said...

ooops sorry I was on autopilot lol, I meant thanks for joining us at Vintage Stamping Challenges
Claire xx

Ileana A. said...

Beautiful funny creation! This shaker is a original idea!
Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.

scrapfantazje said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges and good luck !
Marzena DT