Thursday, February 22, 2018

Classic Birthday

I was in need of a masculine birthday card this week.  I've also started to try to use some sets that either have never been used or have been used only a couple of times.  This Classic car set is one of those unloved sets and it coincidentally works perfectly for a masculine card.
 The little tag pulls out to show the birthday greeting:
The designs for this card actually started with that little tag.  It was in my bits and pieces stash along with the bit of dotted brown ribbon.  I decided to use a monochromatic color scheme based on some scraps of paper I found.  All of the paper other than the tag are from the same pack.  The larger panel on the right was a little to plain for what I wanted, so I dressed it up a bit with a grid background stamp stamped with Antique Linen distress ink.  I then stamped two other cars from the set on top of the grid, but as I stamped them off on scrap paper first, it is very subtle and you can't really see it in the picture.  I finished it off by stamping a grungy dot pattern in random places and then sponged all the edges of the papers with the same Antique Linen ink.  A few eyelets to finish everything off.

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps "Classic Dad"; Simon Says Stamp grid background stamps; Verve "Better Together" dots
Dies: PTI "Tag Its #8"

Retro Rubber #80--dotty for you (I've had this stamp set for about 2 years)
YNS #83--sketch

Sweet Stampin'--add a tag
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #320--anything goes with snippets (every piece of paper/card stock on the card is a scrap except the largest panel that I did the stamping on)
heARTful Stamping--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday--grunge it up
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--make your own background


M Strach said...

Fab :)

AlisonC said...

This is great. Men's cards are so hard but I think you nailed it. I like the contrasting backgrounds.

Glittered Paws said...

OK -going to have to CASE this one - how original - and a perfect man card.

Juliet A said...

I really like how the eyelets tie the whole piece together! Great to see you in the HeArtful Stamping Challenge!

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your fabulous creation! Great design! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Di said...

Great card Heather and I love how the tag pulls out! And perfect for a chap!

Lovely to see you in the Snippets Playground.


Di xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a fabulous masculine card, love how the tag pulls out for the sentiment.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.