Monday, 31 October 2011

You're a classic

It's time for a new challenge over at Stamps R Us challenges. This time our challenge has a masculine theme, and we are sponsored by Doodle Pantry, with whom you can win a generous prize if you are our challenge winner :)

We were kindly given images to use for our cards (thank you Doodle Pantry)
I chose this vintage car and sentiment from their Vintage Auto set, and then tried to keep a vintage look to the card...

I started by colouring the car with promarkers, then very carefully cut it out.
The base card is kraft, I didn't use any patterned papers but wanted to have some sort of design so I embossed dark brown leather effect cardstock with my swiss dots folder, and another piece of kraft with my argyle folder. The latter was then punched at the corners with a circle punch, then distressed with close to cocoa SU ink, I layered this onto a medium brown cardstock, then added a brown crystal gem to each corner. I stapled the sentiment in place, then doodled faux stitching around the cards edge.

Thank you for stopping by today, please go visit my fellow SRU teamies too who have made some beautiful examples to show you.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments - no designer paper
Charisma Cardz - Anything goes (my 2nd entry)
Sweet Stampin - Anything goes
Stamptacular Sundays - Borders and frames
Pollycraft - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - BINGO (distress-FREE-use a punch)
The Pink Elephant - Distressing


  1. This is a wonderful card. I really like the embossing (specially the argyle), it gives a lovely depth and the colours a fab too. Super de doop. Clever you. :)

  2. Stunning card hun thanks for playing at Charisma Cardz! xxx

  3. Great card, perfect for a man. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Pam x

  4. Gorgeous card, I love that embossing. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week :)

  5. stunning card, love the embossed paper
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
    céline dt member

  6. WOW! That's some fancy cutting!! Just beautifully colored and a great card. Love that background you used for it too! Wonderful.

  7. The embossing really highlights this car - gives it a really vintage feel also. Fabulous look! Thanks for sharing this elegant card with us at the Stamptacular Sunday challenge.

  8. I cannot believe you cut the image out, wow you are my hero!!! This is one wonderful card.

  9. What a cute card. I love that embossed background.
    Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular.

  10. This is a great card, Jo. Love this classic image and the sentiment is perfect! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  11. lovely card
    thanks for joining us at Charisma this week
    Allison x

  12. Fabulous card! Love the design! You have mad cutting skills and patience for cutting out the car!

  13. Wowzers Jo! This is FABULOUS!! 8-) I Love all the layers and embossing. and You did an Awesome job fussy cutting too! You must have the patience of a Saint! 8-)


  14. What a stunning card ;o)
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week ...

  15. A really awesome card!! Love the embossed papers and car.

    Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week :)
    Hugs, Nina.

  16. Fabulous card.Super colouring and I'm in awe of your cutting out. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  17. Stunning Card! Love the embossing on it! Thanks for playing along with us at Pollycraft!
    Hugs, Marit.