Sunday, 28 February 2010

18th Birthday Red Car

I was asked to make this card for a friend to give to his nephew for his 18th Birthday, he chose the image of the car which was a decoupage image so I was a bit limited in what i did as my colour scheme had to include red and as it was a card for man I couldn't include my normal sort of embellishments (flowers, gems, bows etc) so used a few challenges to inspire me on where to go with this one.

Product used:
  • Papers: Paper Adventures (red) and HOTP (Black - Not 100% sure on this one).
  • Decoupage image: no scissors required (although i did still trim it a bit).
  • Background to image and numbers stamped using hero art stamp.
  • Letter and numbers: cut using cuttlebug dies.
  • 18th mat cut using nestabilites.
  • Border cut using martha stewart punch.
  • Embellishments:Grossgrain ribbons, pewter brads.
  • Tools used - Cuttlebug machine and dies, Spellbinder dies, Black Soot distress ink, Smokey grey Versafine ink.

I cut the papers and mats to size, stamped the mats and edged all of them with black soot distress ink. I prepared the border strip using the punch and added a layer of red ribbon and a narrower layer of black ribbon and assembled the layers adding brads to border strip. I cut some nestability spiky circles in black and silver and used them off set behind the may for the numbers to create a mechanical look and finally cut and added the name to card.

I'm entering this card for the following challenges:



  1. OH WHAT A WONDERFUL CARD!!!! okay okay I will stop yelling.. tee hee hee.... what a beautiful job you have done with this!! Great 18 year old card!!
    I struggle with boy cards and men cards are the hardest for me. :o(

    Thanks for joining us this week at the Colour Create challenge.
    hugs, Janiel

  2. Wonderful masculine card!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at TPE!!
    TPE DT

  3. Fabulous card Carolyne, great use of the colours, fantastic detail & I just love the car. Sure Tom will love it, just hope he doesn't decide to drive off to all the place mentioned on that great paper.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at CC.
    hugs Heather xx