29 Dec 2008

Good Morning and Safe Driving!!

I was finally able to be a little bit productive yesterday, without being in a rip roaring hurry!

I have had this General Motors 1957 Bel Air stamp for awhile and so I finally inked it up and make a card. Wouldn't this be great for someone who just bought their first car? or just got their license?!

The backgrounder is
License Plates from Cornish Heritage Farms. I stamped it in Vintage Cream onto Spring Moss cardstock and then clear embossed it.

I decided AFTER that, I wanted a rusty look so I rubbed Vintage Photo distress ink over top and then quickly sprinkled on Vintage photo distress embossing powder.

This embossing powder is a bit different in that it doesn't get shiny - and that is what I wanted!! When the powder cooled down (you really HAVE to wait until it cools) I wiped away the crystals to reveal a very cool rusty look to this background. I love it and it compliments the vintage car perfectly!

The car is stamped in Vintage photo distress ink and then I added Ranger crackle accents on top.

I cut a little tag with the Cuttlebug Tiny Tags die and stamped the words "journey", "live", "seek", "&" and "explore" - with the Everyday Petites stamp set as you can clearly see...........;)

I added some Karen Foster sparkle brads to the card, but I sanded them down so they wouldn't be so beautifully brilliant! They are so gorgeous and sparkly, but that wasn't the look I was heading for today.

Have a great safe driving day!!


  1. This is a great card! I can see the first license or car as well as switching up the tag for a manly-man birthday card. The license plate look in the background is fabulous!

    Happy New Year!

  2. This is a great card! Love that distressing to the license plate layer. Great layout! Wonderful details! :)

  3. Wow, this is So cool! Totally looks rusty/distressed and the metal look is really awesome. You did a great job w/ this!!!

  4. That background is AMAZING! It really looks like it's metal! Great work!

  5. Hi Bonnie

    I love this !! Such a great guy card...
    Hope you had a great Christmas.
    Happy New Year!!

  6. great card.
    thanks so much for sharing all your details. almost makes this seem like I could TRY it!! LOL!!
    Can't wait to see what you come up with in the new year~Laura

  7. WOW! That background looks FABULOUS! I LOVE that rusty look! Wonderful card!

  8. Love the distressing! Thanks for sharing your technique. Gonna have to give this a try sometime. It's the perfect touch to this card!


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