Saturday, June 30, 2018

Timeless Friendship

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog.

We are still showcasing samples from the Just For Guys release.  This latest release has 14 different designs and they are ideal for masculine cards. They all have a great retro as well as a classic look. The design team has been showing samples all month. So if you haven't seen them, take a look back on the Blog for some creative ideas for your masculine cards.

For my card today, I am featuring the new Vintage T-Bird die. I needed  a "thinking of you" type card to send to a male friend of my hubby and mine. He is a long time friend, and we just wanted him to know we are thinking of him.

I was focusing on the timeless friendship sentiment, and I thought the vintage T-Bird would carry that theme through. Of course, he was only 3 years old when this T-Bird was cruising the streets, but he will get what I am trying to convey with this card.
So let's get started with some details on how I created my card.

Step 1: Since I had my sentiment and image already chosen, I just needed some masculine looking papers to bring my idea to life. I settled on a soft suede cardstock and a coordinating striped patterned paper.
I had a pre-cut and embossed blue circle card base in my stash, which I cut in half to use on the card. I saw this card on Pinterest that I used for inspiration. I used her layout but changed colors added an additional layer of patterned, sequins and of course my image is a red hot vintage T-Bird not a stamp.

The lighter striped paper was actually a bag that I cut with the stitched circle die and used as more patterned paper. The oval is  cut from vanilla cardstock and I used the 4th largest die from the oval set.
Soft Suede Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Soft Suede Striped Paper: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Blue Embossed Circle: 4"
Light Brown Striped Paper: 3rd largest stitched circle die
Vanilla Oval: 4th largest oval die.
Step 2: I used red, silver, black and dark gray cardstocks to cut the pieces of the Vintage T-Bird. For the windshield I used vellum paper. It's a classy looking car and so perfect for our class-act friend. I remember when I was a youngster a guy on our street had one of these cars. I was in awe of it.
Step 3: Before I started my card assembly, I stamped my sentiment on the image panel. Stamped on an angle just for added interest. 
I attached the panels with double sided tape. I added gold twine as another accent to lay under the image panel
. Step 4: Attached the image panel with dimensional adhesive. Then, to finish off this card, I scattered some gold sequins.
Well, that's it for me for this week. I hope I have given you another idea for a way to use these new dies. See you next Saturday!!

dies I used to create card: