Friday 19 July 2013

Little red car

Well, it's more like a deep pink really:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card stock

- SU backing card - 'Primrose Petals'

- image is LOTV, bought in April at Ally Pally, it's ready coloured and is from their 'Vintage Boys' Art Pad, die cut using a Nesties Eight die and I did the usual trick with the 'Primrose Petals' layer behind the image

- backing paper is from Paper Cellar's 'Mens' paper pad. I spotted Sandra H using a different sheet from the pad on Monday and realised just how perfect the papers are for 'chaps cards' so thank you for the inspiration Sandra! Crumbs, ordered from Top Toppers and it arrived in double quick time, beautifully packed with DO NOT BEND written clearly on. They will certainly have my business anytime! I stuck the image on at an angle so that the cars on the backing paper wouldn't be totally hidden :)

- sentiment is from Craftwork Cards, backed with a Primrose Petals oval, punched with SU's 'Large Oval' punch

- a white Josy Rose nail head in each corner to finish off

The jury is still out here - I can't decide whether or not to add a tickle of glossy accents to the headlights and perhaps the windscreen. My in-house critic says it's fine as it is - so I've left it for now :)

Edit: I ought to have said something else about the pink card stock I used on Wednesday - despite being such a massive bargain, the thickness and quality is second to none. I honestly reckon they're the thickest cards I have - and believe me there's enough card stock here to open a shop myself!

I just checked the Craft Show leaflet we got at Newbury and the company was Anna Marie Designs - prices are higher online as we were sure they wanted to sell off their stock as the Sunday wore on. But if you do buy from them I think you'll be really pleased with the weight of the card they use and the quality of them as well! And I'm not on commission either.



  1. What a cute little topper. Was getting ready to rave on your coloring, then re-read to see it was ready colored! Liked the angle position you's hard sometimes to use the larger images well (at least for me anyway!). You did a fine job allowing your papers to shine through. I liked the headlights as is, so I'm with Len. TFS & stay cool.

  2. I always fancied a little red sporty number like that but alas I doubt I would never get out of one now if I managed to get in it in the first place! :-)
    A x

  3. A cute image and such lovely muted colours that I don't think it needs the glossy accents. Kate x

  4. Absolutely FAB male card. Love it.

    Have a super weekend my friend.

    Air kisses only,
    Sarn xxx

  5. Morning Di, These are brilliant papers to use and l spotted more the other day in the craft shop so watch this space!! gorgeous pre-coloured image these are great for a quick card and the coloured card used is lovely too! another stunner Di enjoy your day xx

  6. This is a lovely little card Di, great image for a little boy or a man!! Love the backing papers they look great with the image.

    As for the glaze - I love to glaze eyes, noses, etc so I know I would have glazed the headlights at least! My mission is to glaze at least one thing on a card - lol!!!

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  7. If you do use glossy accents slap a cardboard lid upside down over it straight away cos the bugs are going mad for it over here. Ask me how I know!!!
    Sweet card and I like the colour. Hugs Mrs A. The Swat Team.

  8. What a great image for a guy and how nice that it's already colored! I think it's perfect as is!

  9. Now that's a cute and sporty little driver and a great masculine birthday card to boot! NJ!

  10. I love this and it's come at just the right time as I have to make b-i-l a card and I have this topper and the paper. Thanks for the inspiration x

  11. Gorgeous card Di, love this image
    so sweet
    have a lovely weekend
    hugs Tamara

  12. I love it as is!.

    Great little topper...I love the colours and great to hear about the card stock weight...what a difference that makes.

    The colours you chose for this card are great and the finished look is wonderful!


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