Hello my crafty friends, back with another birthday card to share with you. I have four guy birthdays coming up in December and I always struggle with masculine cards so I thought I better get started early this year. This card is following Mary's card sketch #3 over at cardz TV. This one will be for my brother Sonny he just bought himself a Harley Davidson motorcycle last year and yet this is far from a Harley I thought it looked pretty cool after I added some cool details and tweaks.
Both of the label and banner die-cuts are from spellbinders but on each one I hand drew the inner section of the die and hand cut to give it a layered look. After I adhered the polka-dot one I put it back in the die and ran it through with the embossing Mat to really let it pop and mold to the shape.
For the word banner I added an old happy birthday rub-on from my stash. I have a trick for making rub-on's attach easier in case anyone doesn't know this: I cut the rub-on to fit the gray piece of paper, I layered my die-cutting machine up as if I would be embossing only instead of putting the grey paper with the rub-on on top of it inside the embossing folder I laid it underneath the embossing folder and ran it through. In most cases this gives enough pressure that the rub-on sticks to whatever you're attaching it to .... sometimes however you still do have to do a little rubbing as I did with this one just on the very ends though. My Rub-on's are very old, not sure if that makes a difference. So once I had the rub-on attached to the gray piece of paper I inked the edges with walnut stain distress ink and then I adhered it to the embossed banner. Both the motorcycle and the word banner are popped up on foam tape. Plus I added 3 Grey enamel dots to the left bottom corner.
Card Base Layer in a grey rivot paper - cut with spellbinders card creator die
4 X 5.25 layer in black recollections – Simon says stamp, Bundle of stitched shapes
Top section silver reflective layer - embossed with Cuttlebug diamond plate folder
Bottom section diagonal striped star card stock - Pressed petals, punk paper stack
Gray polka-dot paper – from my stash
Motorcycle - Cricut father's Day cartridge
Label – spellbinders labels 20
Word banner – spellbinders ribbon banners
I will be entering into these fun challenges:
CARDZ TV DESIGNERS CARD SKETCH CHALLENGE #1 BIRTHDAY
Cut It Up Challenge - Challenge #105 - Name Game Eva= Letter E - Embossing & Enamel Dots
Scrapy Land - #50 Happy Birthday!
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Powder Power Embossing Powder on bike tank & Fenders
Thanks for stopping by to see what I'm up to in my craft room, hope to see you again soon!
Crafty hugs, Eva Scraps