Sunday, January 15, 2017

Scooting By to Say...

One of the themes I most enjoy in card making is a masculine card. With a husband, a stepson, three brothers and five nephews, I am always needing cards. With all those men in the family, it seems there's always a motorcycle in the mix. My card will probably result in a big grin from the recipient because it's not a big Harley-Davidson... it's more like a Vespa.

Sidenote: The More Mustard color looks very orange in my photos. Wish I knew more about photography!

On a white cardstock card base, two panels of cardstock, Marina Mist and More Mustard, were adhered. The scooter was stamped on white cardstock to be colored. I was disappointed with the mustard marker - it was much darker than the cardstock, so I paper-pieced the mustard cardstock onto the scooter. The blue area was colored with a Marina Mist marker. A black marker was used to color the handlebars and light rims as well as the zigzag on the tire. It seems that motorcycles should be really clean and shiny, so clear Wink of Stella was added all over and the headlight was covered in Glossy Accents.

The top layer of white cardstock was brushed with Marina Mist and More Mustard inks. Black cardstock was added to depict the road and the scooter was backed with foam tape and adhered. The sentiment was stamped along with two additional banners, and popped up across the top of the card. The inside was decorated with a Happy Birthday die cut. Lastly, the tiny black star was stamped on a banner, the scooter and inside the card.

I am submitting this to the following challenges:

1. Color Throwdown #425

2. Cardz 4 Guys #152

3. Happy Little Stampers January Challenge  (anything goes with dies)

Techniques: Stamping, ink dusting, coloring, paper-piecing, die cutting
Size: A2

Stampin' Up! Materials
Inks: Marina Mist, More Mustard
Stampin' Write Markers: Basic Black, Marina Mist, More Mustard
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Marina Mist, More Mustard
Misc.: Dimensionals foam

Other Materials
Stamps: Paper Smooches "Spiffy Scooters"
Die: Paper Smooches "Scooter Icons"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Misc.: Judikins Ink Dusters, Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella (clear)


  1. Masculine cards are always so hard for me, but these colors worked great for your fun card! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Throwdown!

  2. Lovely Masculine card...Love it totally..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - anything goes with dies. Hugs xx Deepti

  3. What a cool card! Love that scooter image and the sentiment is perfect. Great design! :)

  4. A great card - thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

    Helen x

  5. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz, good luck!!! Amy DT

  6. So so cute! Love this! I need to make more masculine cards too...but.... No flowers??

  7. This is it...I didn't know what it was at first, I saw a funny deer. I was going to come back to this and make a comment but I guess I never did. Any way my comment was just what I said above, but it is cute and love the wasn't the color of my scooter though.