Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Rules of the Road - Masculine Birthday

Time to make another masculine birthday card for a family member. Although I followed a sketch I was inspired by the background paper - cars, trucks, buses, etc. and the banner with the checkered flags. I think I like the checkered flags the best.
This was a simple construction - a panel of patterned paper adhered to a panel of yellow cardstock, then next the banner with edges sponged with black ink and finally the sentiment. The sentiment was also cut from paper, matted with yellow cardstock and adhered using foam tape for dimension. The VW Beetle was die cut from the patterned paper and matted with another die cut circle. The entire assembly was adhered to a card base of white cardstock. The inside was decorated with a strip of the patterned paper.

This card is being submitted to:

1. Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #220

2. Watercooler Wednesday #127

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White & Daffodil Delight
Paper: Authentique "Rugged" Collection & Carta Bella "Cartopia" stack
Dies: Spellbinders Classic Circles
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals foam tape


  1. Oh my word - this card is too stinkin' cute! I love the papers you have used. Thanks so much for sharing with us at AHSC! -Lori DT

  2. The volkswagon reminds me of when we went camping every weekend, with items on the top and then even in the front bikes on a rack...we didn't look this adorable dad would sit on his front deck and know when we entered the park. Love the sentiment and paper selections. Thanks for sharing with AHSC.

  3. Ooh! Love this... so much fun! And so true! love the papers and love how you used the sketch! Thanks so much for playing along at Atlantic Hearts this week!

  4. That's awesome! Love the sentiment and your mix of designer papers is perfect! :)

  5. Hi Melanie, what a great combination of designer papers. I can see why you got your inspiration from them. I love the way you've pulled all your colours from that paper. Combining all those shapes as well, the rectangle, banner, square and circle, really adds a lot of interest as well. The little volkswagon, priceless! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  6. What cute papers Melanie! Love the sentiment too! Thanks for joining AHSC this week. Be sure you grab the new Participant badge for your blog!

    1. Thank you for the kind words, Patty. I posted the badge three years ago and have been entering AHSC challenges ever since! (I recently missed a few while we were on vacation.)

  7. Wonderful card, Melanie! Love that sentiment. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

  8. Thanks so much Melanie for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday challenge this week. Your masculine birthday card is a riot. Love that sentiment and the DSP is really cool.

  9. I love this masculine card! And that paper is too cute! Love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday!

  10. Love Love Love this card! My first car was a VW Bug when I was 16 (a few moons ago!) I love the bright colours, super fun card. Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC