Saturday, June 30, 2018

Timeless Friendship

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog this last Saturday of June.
Whoa - where did that month go so fast? It was my first full month of summer vacation from Preschool. I have so many "to do's" on my list that I want to accomplish before September. I have already crossed off 3 items on that list. So that's a plus.
The biggest one is my craft room. I still have a lot more things that I want to do in there to get it organized. But, that may be an ongoing task. When something doesn't work you try something else.
Overall, I like my system now, but I still have to get the ribbon and twine organized. And, I have my hardly used punches in a drawer just taking up space. I would like those to be hung in the craft closet out of the way. Well, I will keep you post on my progress.
Now let's move onto my card for today. This one I created for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog. 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 ours. He is a long time friend, and hubby and I 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 from an older Stampin'-Up Paper Pumpkin kit.  I cut it 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. And, that completes this project. I like how the card turned out and I was able to use some supplies from my ever growing Paper Pumpkin Kits. They are on my list to get finished this summer.
Dies I used to create card:
I am also entering:
1.  Crafting with Friends has an anything goes challenge.
2.  Jo's Scrap Shack has an anything goes challenge.
3.  Crafty Creations has an anything goes challenge.


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