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6.17.2007

DH's Father's Day Card



Well, I was up late again last night stamping and dodging the inevitable Miller Moth again (yuck)! This is what I created for my DH for his Father's Day card.

I just recently purchased this Classic Pickups set from SU. I knew that I would regret not purchasing it before it retired (and I really didn't realize this until last night when I started to play with it). I never purchased Classic Convertibles before it retired, and I'm still looking to find it at a reasonable price.

This is a Gatefold card that I learned to make from Beate. The only thing that I haven't figured out yet is how to keep the card closed (so excuse my finger in the picture). The image is stamped with Black Staz-On on Watercolor paper. I used a mixture of my watercolor crayons and reinkers to color the image. I will never become an airbrush artist for hot rods, but I think my flames look OK! ;-) I used a silver metallic pencil for all the grillwork, rims and headlights and went over the windshield with a Sakura clear glaze pen. I sponged the edges with Buckaroo Blue and then used Classic Black DTP lightly on the edges. The black panels behind the truck were stamped in Versamark with the Paisley backgrounder from CHF and then embossed in detail black on black (love this look...I learned it from Lindsey!). I then added some Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware (couldn't put girly bling on a masculine card) for accents. I used my Cuttlebug to cut the little tag and sponged Buckaroo Blue all over, and stamped FD in my Rough Edges Alphabet. Finished with just the smallest little strip of Black Organdy.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Classic Pickups & Rough Edges Alphabet (SU), Paisley backgrounder (CHF)

Cardstock: Buckaroo Blue, Basic Black, watercolor paper

Ink: Versamark, Black Staz-On, Buckaroo Blue (reinker)

Accessories: Pewter HPH, Black Organdy, Sponges, WWC, Aquapainter, Detail Black EP, Sakura Clear Glaze pen

6 comments:

Lindsey (Jacksonbelle) said...

This is awesome Linda! LOVE the colors, LOVE the black on black...very cool! He'll LOVE IT! :D

Leslie Miller said...

Great card, Linda! A super guy card and the gatefold design is really cool! Hmmmm...there must be a trick to keeping them closed. I wish I'd gotten Classic Convertibles, too, darn it. I'm not very good about buying guy sets. Shame on me!

Corie said...

This is a great card. I love it

Shel9999 said...

AWESOME card!!! I love the black embossing on black and the hardware! SUPER card!!

Heather said...

This is too cute! LOVE the paisley on the black CS. :)

beate said...

Gorgeous gate fold card! Very manly!

 
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