Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Muscle Car Card

My Brother-in-Law's birthday was today so I wanted to share the card I sent to him. It's no surprise that I made a shaped card... I LOVE them! 
This is a LARGE card measuring 4" tall and just under 8 1/2" wide, btw it fits perfectly into a #10 business envelope. The car comes from Groovy Times, cut at 4".

I used some metallic cardstock for the chrome car parts. I embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder and a stamp from Hero Arts' Big Hugs set. I set two rhinestones for the headlights.

Using a clear Glaze pen by Gelly Roll, I added lots of little details that this cut didn't include. I used a finger dauber and some royal blue ink to add depth to the car body. It's subtle, but really adds a lot to such a duo-tone card.  My BIL is a muscle car lover at heart and I thought he would appreciate the little details. 

Here you can see how the card can stand on it's own. I love that it can be displayed. Apparently my BIL loved it enough to give my hubby a call and tell him how much he loved his card.... and it wasn't all about the money inside! :)


Sarah said...

Awesome Card!! I love the Happy Birthday in the Grill. My dad would love this card. I might have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

jessica said...

amazing birthday card! love the shape and love all your added details!

Rosie said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shelley said...

Love this! Love the headlights! I'm always struggling with masculine cards, so I'll have to remember this since I have the Groovy Times cart! Thanks!


Nancy said...

That is SO cute! I was needing to make a card tonight for my son-in-laws b'day tomorrow - you gave me a great idea! Thank you for sharing!!!!

Bobby said...

I've used the car from Nifty Fifty, but never thought of making it a shaped card. Thanks for the idea - and good job as always.

Melissa said...

Cute card, I was gonna make this car this pass week and didn't yours look great! I think I am inspired to do mine now!


Georgiana said...

Great card. It reminds me of those old cop shows from the 70's. If it was orange we would have a General Lee.

Keep those shape cards coming!
Carson's Creations

Erwin Calverley said...

Nothing beats a hand-made greeting card. My wifey is into cars and she would love this cool muscle car card. I'll definitely make her a Ferrari version of this for her upcoming birthday!