Sunday, April 15, 2012

Model T Father's Day Card for Stampin' Sisterhood

My wonderful hubby is a chemist who wishes he was an automotive engineer instead. He loves to build cars-especially from scratch. It has taken him quite a few years to make a 1933 Ford. This summer he plans to start on a T-Bucket which resembles a Model T but is made from a pickup truck body. I recently got this stamp from Rubbernecker Stamps in honor of his project.

This month the challenge at Stampin' Sisterhood is to use the following sketch. I thought it would be perfect for a Father's Day card using "checkered flag" type paper, gears, and the Model T stamp. This card definitely fits the challenge this week at Our Creative Corner - Our Boys and Their Toys. 

I used the colors black and cream with a touch of "Barn Red," so I'm entering this card in Lisa Somerville's Blogger's Challenge to use black and white or cream with a touch of one more color. I had some acrylic squares that matched the Barn Red to use in place of brads.

I embossed the front of the card using a Cuttlebug "Clockworks" embossing folder. It's one of the larger ones for 5 x 7 cards. I also embossed the cream colored 3" circle. The embossing was lightly sponged with ink for a shabby look and to bring out the embossed details a little more. (Looks like Bill handled it after spending the day working on a car--dirty, dirty!) Instead of framing that circle with another black circle, I used one of the Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels. The sentiment is the shabbiest element. I simply stamped it the way it was and cut it out. It was from an older Father's Day stamp set that also had an old car - one I've stamped and given hubby several other times.

This card is 5.5" square, so I'm not entering it in the following challenges, but I wanted you to have the information. I've been encouraging people to visit Send a Smile for Kids to send Mother's Day cards. This week their challeng also includes Father's Day Cards. In addition, Operation Write Home both the mid-week challenge and the Muscle Card challenge are to make cards to send to our service men and women that they can send home to dads/husbands. Both challenges need these cards by April 30th. If you're interested, please visit their websites for more information.

Here's a photo of his car just before it was finished. The body was made by using an actual old car body, making a mold of it, and pouring a new fiberglass body in the mold. He also made the rest with lots of welding over several years - DEFINITELY HIS TOY.



Sharon said...

boys and there toys. what a great card, and what a full-filling hobby! love the colors and the elements!
thank you for playing along with us @ OCC

Sue said...

Hello Vickie
What wonderful embossing, the clockworks adds so much dimension to this card.
Thank you so very much for joining us this week at OCC, we are pleased to see your work.

Ellen said...

Fun masculine card! Love the papers you chose to go with the antique car! thanks for playing in the Stampin' Sisterhood challenge!

Julia Aston said...

Your checkerboard papers and cool embossing are perfect for this masculine card! thanks for playing with the Stampin' Sisterhood sketch this month!

Lisa Somerville said...

Great masculine card - love the gears with the old car! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Basement Stamper said...

Fabulous masculine card and I love the embossed background. Thanks for joining us at blogger's challenge.