No Cricut on my card today, but I had a fun time making this custom order card.
The sunset and road sign images are from a Google image search, but I had a custom order come in for a birthday card for a guy that is nearing retirement. The customer wanted a Ford truck from 1949 (the birth year of the recipient) and a road sign for the birthday sentiment. The sunset is to represent leaving the work force and entering retirement. This is the card I came up with.
I printed the images onto Glossy photo paper and matted it with a black frame. I then, printed out a second image and hand cut the truck and road sign and added them to the completed card front with pop dots. It really give the card some wonderful dimension. I ran the silver metallic paper through the Diamond Plate embossing folder and set some screw head brads (from Recollections) on the four corners of the card layer and on the bottom two corners on the easel support.
The inside of the card is finished off with some more metallic paper and a second sunset layer - this time I turned the opacity down to 70% using Photoshop so it can be used for the message spot.
The silver metallic paper sure adds wonderful shine to the card. The frame around the card front reminds me of those Diamond Plate licence plate frames. The font on the road sign are "license plate." On the truck, I personalized the license plate to say the recipient's name using "Ford Script."
Here is the image if you'd like to make one of these cards too. I took off the personalized licence plate and changed it to read the truck's year. The road sign now says "happy birthday" only. Feel free to click on the photo to save it to your computer. I love how it looks with the truck and road sign up on pop dots, but feel free to complete your card however you'd like.
Here is just the sunset layer. I love this image.