Monday, September 26, 2016

Harley Birthday Card

 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.
The motorcycle is from Cricut - Happy Father's Day cartridge.   I cut the two layers it offered on the cartridge as normal... the top one being in recollections black and the layering layers that go behind I did in a different textured black card stock.   I then I added clear embossing powder to the tank and fenders layers,  it really came out with a cool Glossy textured effect because it was on textured card stock to begin with.   Then I cut a complete blackout layer to go behind everything in a reflective silver card stock  to add all the awesome chrome look to the bike.   I also cut the seat section out of the textured card stock but I didn't add the embossing powder to it.   And one last final touch I did to the bike is on the very front part of the headlight I added glossy accents to make it look like a glass lens.

 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:
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


Scrapper69 said...

I think it looks very COOL Eva! Perfect Masculine card for your brother! I can't wait to see the others your making! Have a great day! :)


Lisa said...

I love this layout of the card, and the paper choices you chose! I really struggle with masculine cards too, I am glad I am not the only one. I think you did a great job!

Gerda said...

What a fabulous card!!! Thanks for joining us at Cardz TV!

ScrappyHorses said...

Wow, so much texture here! This is such a great card with all the metal look and embossing! Thanks for sharing at Cut It Up!

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Wow! You did an amazing job on that motorcycle, and chose the perfect papers to go with it!

Thanks for putting on your thinking cap and taking on our Name Game challenge at Cut it Up!


bumblebee creations said...

awesome card! thanks for joining us at CardzTV!!

cheiron said...

Such a fun card, and the silver texture is the perfect manly touch. Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Powder Powder Challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)