Wednesday 22 May 2019

Vroom, vroom!

A little (not so little now) neighbour, called Taylor, is ten tomorrow. It's safe to post this card I made for him, as he doesn't know about the blog:
I used:

- 5.5" x 4.25" white card blank, side opening

- a snippet of SU's 'Smoky Slate' card stock, trimmed to slightly smaller than the card front and glued in place

- next layer is a snippet of white card stock - embossed using a Cuttlebug 'Diamond Plate' EF (the closest I had to tyre tracks) and trimmed to a teeny bit smaller than the 'Smoky Slate' layer - then glued in place

- next, out came the Misti and a Stampin' Up set of stamps called 'Rev Up the Fun', and this card is made totally using stamps from that set. Taylor's Dad has a motorbike and he loves to go for a little spin on it all togged up, sitting behind his Dad

- I stamped the bike onto a snippet of white card using Memento 'Danube Blue' - I'm a bit careful/mean and only buy colours like this in the 'Dewdrop' size if I rarely use them. The Misti is so useful to get a totally crisp image

- then, using the Misti again, I stamped the 'exhaust fumes'- checking for position with a snippet of scrap card, and SU's 'Smoky Slate' ink pad before doing the real thing

- whilst at it, still using the Misti, I also stamped a couple of the tyre tracks stamps - again with SU's 'Smoky Slate'

- more stamping - the sentiment onto a white snippet - using SU's 'Real Red'

- with the stamping all done I just used scissors to trim down the 'tyre tracks' and set them aside - I'd usually use the trimmer but scissors worked fine as I had a strong line to follow

- mounted the trimmed image onto a snippet of SU's 'Real Red' card stock, and did the same with the sentiment - only I switched and used SU's 'Smoky Slate' for that element

- added the 'tyre tracks' onto the card front using red line tape

- then added the sentiment and the image panels using thin sticky pads

All done!

Sorry if I haven't visited the Playground entries as promptly as I should - bit busy here but will be there ASAP! 


  1. Super card for a 10 year old (difficult age). Hey, you managed to sneak this one by your In-House Critic WITHOUT the recipient's name on it!? Well done that woman! LOL!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. Hi Di this is a brilliant card you have made. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. What a fabulous card Di - for a sometimes awkward age to make for!

  4. Super card for a 10 year old boy and I'm certain he'll love it. Great design and stamps too xx

  5. This is a great card for Taylor Di and the bike looks great and finished beautifully with the tyre tracks, exhaust fumes and super sentiment, and the embossing works well as a background and wonderful pops of red for the layering and sentiment. x

  6. A super card for a boy Di, I love the sentiment too x

  7. Great card, Di. I love the colors xoxo

  8. Lovely masculine card for a boy, surely Taylor will love it!!

  9. Great job here Di - boys are so difficult to make cards for I think and Taylor is at the 'funny' age!!! (If you get me meaning - too old for teddies and not old enough for girls!) x

  10. What a totally cool card for a boy that age or any age! And so sweet of you to make it for him, xoxo

  11. Brilliant card for a 10 year old who is no doubt going on 20 as they grow up so fast these days. Sorry not been playing has taken charge as it has with you. I do hope you are feeling better and able to get around a bit more. see you in the Playground when things have calmed here. Hugs xx

  12. Lovely card. The embossed background looks great.


  13. Super design, Di, perfect for a 10 year old young man. xx

  14. This is so much fun! He is going to love it!


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