Monday, April 25, 2011

For the Boys!


For today's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop, to make a masculine card or project!  I find these so challenging, but I was inspired by Betsy Veldman's card seen HERE and decided to try a "Vintage Bug" card of my own!


Sorry for the terrible lighting, but this is a late entry!  I inked the solid car image in the Enjoy the Ride set, and then kissed the stamp to some of my old woodblock background stamps.  Then I stamped the car outline over the top.  I distressed the card heavily with Tim Holtz Distress inks in Antique Linen and Tea Dye, with some Vintage Photo ink around the edge.  Then I inked up my Cornish Heritage Farms Weave Backgrounder with Vintage Cream ink, and stamped it over the top of the whole finished piece.  The car piece is up on dimensionals and slightly overlaps the bottom pieces.  Ran the Smokey Shadow sentiment strip through  my Cuttlebug with the Linen Impression plate side.  The bottom is kraft cardstock with the Woodgrain Impression plate and Tea Dye ink.

While I am not quite happy with the placement of my cars, I love the whole idea and will definitely try this idea again. Thanks Betsy for the inspiration to try this out!

25 comments:

Jen said...

Ooh Baby! Do I ever love a VW and a vintaged one even more! Totally fun and inspiring. I haven't managed to kiss properly but I'm gonna keep trying as it looks so effective on your card. Loving the man ribbon too. It all works rather handsomely. Fab card.

PSS. Thank you so much for your fab comment and awesome well wishes. YAY. :-D Hugs.

Sara Mac said...

Love all those vintage bugs lined up Kelly! Great patterns and colors. So glad you found time to join the hop.

Lindsay said...

So clever and fun Kelly! Love that rustic vintage feel!

Cyndie said...

I love this! Great use of the KISS technique! I'm always forgetting to try that! Also love the muted colors--works so well for this type of card!

Kara said...

awesome kelly..love it!

Cathy Weber said...

I always know I am going to see something fantastic when I look at your cards, especially the blog hop ones. I love this! Your "kissing" technique worked so well on this stamp, I think I am going to have to give it a try!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Love the effect of the backgrounders Kelly! Hope you and your family had a happy Easter.

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love all the cars and the technique you used on then - very effective!

Anne said...

Great card! I love it! The cars are so fun.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love those cars and it's fun to see your source of inspiration.

Laurie said...

Kelly this is so cute! I love the patterns on the cars!

Jen Carter said...

This looks fabulous!! Love how you colored the cars!! Great work!

Margaret M said...

Love the idea of using the vintage VWs! Great card..TFS

Beth said...

Love the colors, and the way you set it up! Nice work!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So cute Kelly! Love all the multi-colored VW's! Awesome "manly" card :)

Chris Simon said...

I love your vintage bugs! The colors are just right for a guy card, too.

Rachel W K said...

What great stamping techniques! I wish I could do all that! It turned out great I love it!

-rwk
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Diane Jaquay said...

What a FUN card, love all those cars!

Julia Aston said...

Great card design Kelly! love this little bug and all the fun colors!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Excellent card! Love the little VW bug and looks great with the faint designs from kissing it to other stamps.

Tracey McNeely said...

I just love the colours and all those fabulous cars! Excellent card.

Neusinha said...

I love it. Beautiful card.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Cool card, Kelly! Love the car collection you made here! Fun! Love the colors that you used, they look like gorgeous oldtimers! Great card!
Hugs, Wendy

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Beep, beep...this is awesome. What a great masculine card!

Ohhh Snap said...

Love the muted tones and the kiss stamping. TFS!