Monday 24 September 2012

Have a Classy Day

Hi Bloggers.

I thought I'd share a car card with you today.I gave this to Kathryn's boyfriend for his 18th so I hope I can remember how I made it!

I had fun with the background. I used Milk Card. I think I used Walnut Stain Distress Ink to stamp the Justrite Chevron Stripe Stamp randomly over the card. I also stamped the Creative Expressions Bubblewrap Stamp using Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink and there's the Creative Expressions Newsprint Stamp which I may have stamped with Coffee Archival. I also added some splats of Chipped Sapphire Distress Stain.

I stamped the image from the Creative Expressions Dream Cars Stamp Set using Coffee Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured it in using Cosmic Shimmer Matt Drawing Inks and cut it out using the 'Out of the Box' technique (see this post ) with Spellbinders Curved Rectangles. I inked through the die with Chipped Sapphire. I added a mat cut from a larger rectangle and inked through the die with Vintage Photo Distress Ink (I think!).

I stamped the sentiment using Coffee Archival and embossed with clear powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Back to Basics Tags and inked through the die. I cut another couple of tags out - one using brown card and at the emboss stage I added a mask (can't think which one - sorry!) then I inked it with Chipped Sapphire. For the other one I stamped the Justrite Harlequin Script stamp using Chipped Sapphire and then cut it out. I spaced them out and added a Creative Expressions Faux Screw Brad in Antique Copper.

I assembled the card as shown adding a couple of buttons with some baker's Twine tied through them and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Choco Brown.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia, hope Kathryn's boyfriend liked this card, I think it is lovely. So much going on but really great man's card.


  2. Hi Julia, this card is really effective. Love the Blues and Browns colour combo. Gives me a great idea for a birthday card I have to make for my brother. Bx

  3. Julia,
    You are very clever, this is such a great card for any guy. I hope you had fun this weekend. It was great to meet you. Thanks

  4. Morning Julia lovely card really like the back ground its so effective and the fanned tags just add that little something extra xx hazel

  5. Morning Julia, I am typing this whilst watching a repeat on C&C of one of your shows, I am taking ages doing the comment because I can't take my eyes off all the fantastic cards you are showing and demo'ing ha ha.
    Kathryn's boyfriend must have loved this card when he was 18, it is fabulous and the background is brilliant, Julia. I love how you have used the die-cuts fanned out, just stunning.
    Hope you had a fab time at Ally Pally and hope you are recovering with some R&R. It was lovely meeting you.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  6. Morning Julia,
    Great card for a man I have to make a card for a 90 year old so I think I'll use your idea but use the C/E vintage car set.
    I should think you are in need of a relaxing day today after your busy weekend.

  7. As I always say Julia, Youa are the queen of masculine cards.
    You should take it easy after such a busy weekend. See you tomorrow.

  8. Morning Julia

    Great card and I was just thinking that you are really good at mens cards when I read Celina's post and I agree you are the Queen of masculine cards

    I watched the show with you and Loen yesterday and it was so funny.....think maybe you should make her a star from a spellbinder lol

    Hope you had fun at Ally Pally

    Sue xxxx

  9. Another great card Julia

    xx Sandra

  10. Hi Julia,
    I agree with the others, I always look to your blog for male inspiration, you are very good in the design, colour and layout for a man's card, like today, the background is amazing, love the tag, and I need more male stamps, me thinks. Lovely card.
    Hope you get chance to put your feet up today.
    Have a great day everyone.
    Michelle (happy2craft)

  11. Hi Julia,

    Another great masculine card. Love the colours.

    Erica x

  12. Morning Julia
    A fab card, great background with so much interest, love the colours. Emma, in a very wet Cornwall!!

  13. Hrllo Julia, I agree with other comments, you are queen of male cards, The background is amazing, so detailed. I saw you do a similar one on C&C and loved it. The layered tags are a perfect embellishment.
    Glad that you had a fun time at Ally Pally.
    Take care,
    June xxx

  14. Hi julia I can see why you said your daughters boyfriend loved it!! Your backgrounds for mens cards are amazing and one day I will pluck up the courage to try this style!! Lol it was lovely to meet you all yesterday love lesley xx

  15. You've done it again Julia, what an awesome background and a brilliant male card. Just love the colour combination of blue and brown. Kathryn's boyfriend must have been well chuffed. Hope AP went well and you are now having some me time. Enjoy your Monday, love Christine H xx

  16. Great man card ,love the colours and the car stamps.Laura O

  17. Hi Julia, Another great man card love background and what you
    did with the tags.
    Nancyd xx

  18. You are definitely the queen of boy cards I really struggle with them as I like all things girlie!


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