Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The Guys Have it at Stinkin' Inkers

The monthly theme for June at Stinkin' Inkers is The Guys Have It.  My man just so happens to have his birthday in May, so by the time you read this post he's already gotten his card and he loved it! Of course he did, I made it for him.  I hope you like my creation, too!

What I Used to Make my Card:
White Card Base
Black Card
Red Card
Tiny Graven Alphabet {company out of business}
Silhouette Cameo
Free Font - Loki-Cola from dafont.com
Die-Versions Whispers Retro-Car, #DV-528 {retired but available}
Wink of Stella in Clear
Numbers Embossing Folder {local craft big box}
Homemade Dots
Craft Foam {see this post to read about the foam I used}

I had an idea in my head of how I wanted his birthday card to look.  Part of my inspiration came from the fact that my man is a Coca-Cola™ addict.  He drinks the stuff like it is going out of style.  I knew what I wanted the front of his card to say and to tie in his soda addiction {he calls it pop.  I guess it makes all the difference depending on where you grew up. It will always be soda to me.}  I chose a free font to design and cut the word "classic" for the front.  That was the easy part.

Before I even started my Silhouette Cameo machine, I decided to stamp the part of the sentiment leading up to the word "classic."  Some of you may remember how difficult it was to stamp personalized sentiments with the old fashioned wood mounted stamps.  Well, that was what I used on the front of this card.  And, honestly, I was stunned that I only had to stamp it once.  Of course, it's far from perfect but I wanted the words to be sort of wonky
Sparkle & You can see the
numbers a little bit
anyway

 {plus I knew I'd never, ever get the letters in any semblance of a line so I had decided if it was readable, it would work.}  Once that part was done, I sized the "classic" to fit on the panel for the front.

Then I made my car.  I cut out red card and some craft foam and glued them together.  I used clear Wink of Stella a few times {letting it dry in between coats} to give the car a sparkly finish.  All the components of the card were set aside while I took a piece of black card, embossed it with an old embossing folder I had, which was nothing but numbers, attached the white panel with the sentiment on it, and glued on the "Classic" I had made with my Silhouette Cameo.  In hindsight, you can barely see the numbers from the embossing folder, so I could have
Dimension!
skipped that step but, since it doesn't hurt the card any and since there was NO WAY I was going to stamp out all those words again letter by letter (!), 
I continued on and attached the white panel.  I also thought that perhaps I should have used dimensional dots, but the card was glued, so that was that.  

Lastly, I attached the foam backed car and the two plastic dots.  I made the dots out of Perler beads; they have a slight dimple in the center (that seems to only happen with the black ones) but he doesn't notice that sort of stuff so no worries.  I hope you decide to make at least one masculine card and join us at Stinkin' Inkers - I'd love to see you there!  Fondly, Christi

I am entering my You're Not Old, You're a Classic card in the following challenges:
Crafty Friends Challenge - #85, Happy Birthday
Always Happy Birthday - M, Anything Goes
Simply Create, Too - M, #139, For a Male
Crafting by Designs - For the Boys
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Cards in Envy - Let's Hear it for the Boys!
Dream Valley Challenges - #180, For a Man or Boy
Tuesday Throwdown - #395, What a Guy!



6 comments:

  1. What a great masculine card! Love the sparkly card with all it's dimension! Congrats on being the winner on the Cropstop blog today! I hope you'll come by and link up qualifying creations again this month!

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    1. Thank you Esther! I had no idea was I a winner at CropStop!!

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  2. Hello... it’s so lovely to see you have shared one of your lovely cards with us. Thanks for entering your card into our ‘Happy Birthday’ Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back again soon.
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

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  3. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges. Very nice and Good luck!
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)
    http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

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  4. This is a great masculine card. Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy for our Let's hear it for the Boys challenge.

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