Saturday, May 24, 2014

Antique car

I don't know why, but I love antique cars. I think it would be fun to actually ride in one (though probably not very comfortable). This image is from Rubbernecker, and I thought it would make a good Father's Day card.

The image is black embossed, and I learned that EP and OMS don't play nice together. It could be because I colored the image immediately after embossing it, so possibly the powder didn't totally set up (?), but the OMS caused it to smear and mess up my pencil coloring. (I'll have to do some testing with images that were embossed a while ago to see if that hypothesis holds up.)

I chose all the colors out of the background paper. The blue strip is embossed with a Sizzix folder. The sentiment is simply computer-generated, die cut and mounted with another circle of the same size that is offset a little. Tan grosgrain ribbon seems masculine enough to me. I did some sponging with distress ink around the main image because the white was just too stark.

I would like to enter the card into these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Travel/vacation
Crafty Ribbons #90, Drive Time
Simply Create Too #63: Father's Day
Word Art Wednesday #133, Anything goes
Sister Act #58, Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas May -- Die cuts plus an embellishment (ribbon and glitter pen)


  1. What a great Fathers Day card. We like to see your wonderful art here at Word Art Wednesday. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. God Bless, Carole

  2. Great Father's Day card hun. Thanks for joining in with our Drive Time challenge at Crafty Ribbons this time.
    Dawn xx

  3. What a fabulous Fathers Day Card!!! Love the car image and background paper you used!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

    DT-Member SCT

  4. Nice Father's Day card! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too!


  5. Fabulous card Sandy, I love the vintage car, a perfect Fathers Day card.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  6. I love old cars too. I've been to the car museum here in Sacramento several times. Just love those cars. Great card.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  7. Brilliant male card (which I find hard to do!) xxx

  8. Sandy: Great card! Thanks for entering our "Father's Day/For a Male" Challenge#62 at Simply Create Too.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member


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