Monday, June 11, 2018

Have Fun -- On the Road

Hi, Lois here with a card made with two of the brand-new CottageCutz "Just for Guys" dies.  Included in this set are 14 dies perfect for that masculine card you've been struggling with!  I used two of them on my card today.  Again I looked back at an old Sketch Challenge layout on Splitcoaststampers.

I used this layout for my card, but I rotated it 180 degrees so that the larger area is at the bottom rather than at the top.

When I saw the Automotive Icons die, I thought I could use the die-cut pieces to create a background -- so that's exactly what I did.  I put a two-sided adhesive sheet on the back of a 6" x 6" piece of black cardstock and cut out the images.

In order to get my top layer balanced, I made a template out of some copy paper . . .

. . . and then cut my cardstock, as follows:

White - 8 1/" x 5 1/2", 3 3/4" x 5"
Black - 4" x 5 1/4"

Using the copy paper template, I cut a lime green piece and a white piece, trimming the white piece slightly smaller.

I then attached most of the Automotive Icon pieces down the sides of the smaller white panel, creating my "patterned paper" background.

Now it was time to cut my Build-a-Sign pieces.  After I decided which one of the cute designs I wanted to use for my card, I cut out the pieces using scraps of colored cardstock.

I then colored them with Copic markers to give them a bit more texture . . .

. . . and created my focal layer, adding the car silhouette from the Automotive Icons, and stamping the sentiment.

Here again is my finished card.

CottageCutz "Just for Guys" dies used on this card are:


Mary Marsh said...

this is such a fab masculine card Lois- I love your idea of using the dies to create a background and the sketch you chose is so perfect to show everything off - a creative work my friend

Pam MacKay said...

Love how you did the background looks fantastic!

Sherry said...

Hey Lois, another great card. I struggle with masculine cards and this one offers a lot of inspiration. - hugs, Sherry

Janja said...

Beautiful card! I like the idea for the background.

Jeanne said...

Great card! I love how you used the smaller images as a background - very creative.

Anja Ž. said...

I just love your card. The idea with the background is so cool!