Friday, August 2, 2013

You're a Classic!

Are you a car person?  I am not a big car person.  Meaning - I can identify cars and I do appreciate some of them that are fabulous looking but I do not look at cars and say "That's a 1968 Chevy..." and continue to add a bunch of details about the car's features.  My dream car is a yellow Chevy Camaro with racing stripes - in other words, the exact car that played Bumblebee in the new Transformer's Movies with the Transformers emblem and everything!
I do however enjoy enjoy seeing classic cars.  I sometimes see them on the road restored to their original glory.  I am awed at the people who restore classics because of the time and attention to detail they have for those cars.
So in that mindset, I needed to make a card for my father-in-law for his birthday.  There's an old retired set from Stampin' Up called Classic Pickups that was perfect and reminded me of those classic restorations.
 So what do you think?  It's a simple Dude card.  Not frilly at all.  Basic.  Most of all, it show cases that classic beast!  
 Other card details:
Base - PTI Orange Zest
Other paper: SU Real Red
DP: Metal Paper (It's from a DCWV stack but I can't remember which one);
 Orange block paper (DCWV Flower Shower)
Star Brads: Joann's
I liked how the card turned out so I made a few more cards to keep on hand for any other birthdays.
I usually heat emboss my images but the detail in the the stamp was so much that when I embossed it, I didn't like it when I colored it because the detail of the heat embossing was a lot.  You can see it in the next card.  I "aged" it a little using the Tea Dye ink from Tim Holtz.   
 Other card details:
Base: PTI White
Star Brads: Joann's

 The next card is the same as the first card, except the car is colored in Red.

So classy!
I am entering these in the following challenges:
The Pink Elephant Challenge: Masculine
Ladybug Crafts Ink: Birthday
Pile it on: Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays: Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown: Birthday Party

Gracias for hanging out with me!


  1. This is a great masculine card! I'm not a car person myself but come from a family full of men that are classic car aficionados. I do love me some Bumblebee though. Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays. Hope to see you next week.

  2. I am not a car person either, but I do drive a White Mustang with a black convertible roof :-)

    Glad you entered the T Throwdown challenge,


    1. Awesome! How nice is that driving down the road!!! :-) It's too hot in Florida though. I don't know if I could handle a convertible with this heat!

  3. A great male card. Love the image and layout. Thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink challenge.
    Diane xx


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