Saturday, March 2, 2013

Racing Towards Another Birthday

Happy Saturday!  I can't believe how fast the weekends fly by.  I spent a couple hours this morning making a birthday card for a dear friend of my husband and mine who is having a birthday next Tuesday.  He loves cars and antique objects, so I dug out this image from some paper I purchased a couple years ago at the local stamp and stationery store.

Isn't that a great image?  I love the sense of speed the picture conveys, which is also why it is perfect for our friend, because he's a bit on the "zoomy" side as a driver LOL!!  Never dangerous, it's just that his whole persona is fast movement and that includes his driving.

Here's the card:

The sketch is from the Seize the Birthday challenge blog.  There is a new sketch every two weeks, with a weekly challenge, the first week for a feminine birthday, the following week for a masculine birthday.  Here's a link if you want to play along:

The bottle cap was squished in my big shot and used to hold the sentiment.  After I put everything together on the front I thought it needed some added interest, so the photo corner piece was added with the brads from Vintage Trinkets.

Thanks so much for coming by!



Products from Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted:
Stamps:  Collage Curios, Tiny Tags
Paper:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, A Proper Gentleman (Graphic 45), Voyez en Arriere (The Studio Barn)
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Inks (Ranger)
Accessories:  Soda Pop Top, 1" Circle punch, Chevron ef, Top Note Bigz die, Sew Easy Fancy Floss (WR Memories?), Cutter kit


Christine Blain said...

What a great card for your friend, Stef. I love all the antiquing and distressing you've done - a perfect 'guy' card.

KayM said...

This is a wonderful guy card! I love the antique image and the bottle cap adds just the right touch! Thanks so much for joining us at Seize The Birthday this week! :)

Lesley said...

Great design for a man, perfect use of the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Rose said...

L O V E this one girl :) and that bottle cap is perfect!! So glad you joined us on Seize the Birthday