Stamps: Kanban - Retro Cars Keep on Running, Birthday Greetings
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, London Fog
Dies: Spellbinders - Petit Ovals Lg (S4-138) #4
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Stampin' Up! Card - Real Red; Copics; Craftwork Cards - Sentiment Label; Cuttlebug EF - Herringbone; Silver Marker Pen
I was going through my stamps and came across this fab stamp of a sports car - just right for my FIL's card. I stamped the image on to which card and coloured it with Copic markers; I tried to get as close to Gumball Green as I could. I used an oval die to cut it out and ran a silver marker pen around the edge for definition. I picked red to go with the green, colouring the car seat red and embossing the red card for texture. I finished the front with a little oval sentiment label which I also edged with silver. On the inside I cut a mat of red card and on the white panel stamped another sports car and a birthday greeting.
I based the design on a few challenges - the idea of wheels is from Addicted to CAS - ATCAS#35 where the cue word is Wheels, the colours are from Dynamic Duos - DD#96 and the idea to include ovals is from CAS-ual Fridays - CFC#130.
I know that the traditional clean and simple card has lots of white space, but here my "white" space is mostly red!!! I'm not feeling 100% today - I think I'm getting the cold bug from Jonathan. He was very poorly yesterday with a bad fever, today he's simply shattered!!! So I think I know where I might be soon! Take care!