Tuesday, April 25, 2017

New Driver's Birthday Card

In May, my oldest grandson turns 15 and is able to get his learner's permit to drive in Missouri. Exciting and frightening! I made this card for him with the encouraging message that he may plan his way, but the Lord is there to direct what happens to him. When I think back to my own driving, I've been constantly reminded over the years of God's watch care when I've come close to having an accident. Those incidents always ended with a sigh of relief and a prayer of thanksgiving for His protection.

This card was inspired by the challenge at Mustard Seed Faith challenge - Traveling Mercies.  The Verve scripture verse I included from Scripture Medley 3 says,

"A man's heart plans his way but the Lord directs his steps." Proverbs 16:9

The sketch at Atlantic Hearts this week worked well with the paper I used, leftovers from a 2005 CTMH pack called Road Trip and a coordinating stamp set with the same name.

All of the materials except for the three top stars (unknown) and black and gold ribbon  are old retired CTMH products. I stamped the car with retired CTMH Star Spangled Blue ink to match the background paper and fussy cut that one and an orange matching car that I pop dotted for dimension. I chose the sticker from the same paper pack for Interstate 15 since my grandson is turning 15! The kraft corrugated star was highlighted with the gold shimmer brush.

Thank you for visiting! May God guide and protect you on your daily journey through life!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #209
HeARTful Stamping Challenge - anything goes plus stamping
Mustard Seed Challenge #3 - Traveling Mercies
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Numbers
That's Crafty Challenge - Outnumbered
The Paper Girls Challenge #126 - Numbers
Try It On Tuesday Challenge - Transport
Word Art Wednesday #278-279 - anything goes family friendly


Traci M said...

Wow, so much thought and purpose and fun all in one put into your grandson's card! I remember like yesterday our daughters learning to drive ...a bit rattling in the nerves. Your card is so fun and I'm sure your recipient will love it. Thanks so much for joining us at Mustard Seed Challenges blog!

Michelle said...

Oh wow! I love your card! so much better than mine! I struggled with this sketch! Thank you for joining us at AHSC.

Let's Art Journal said...

What a beautiful card you made for your Grandson! I enjoyed reading how you made it and your list of materials, thanks for sharing these. Nice to meet you at Try it on Tuesday and wishing you a great week! J🙂

Linda Anderson said...

How absolutely fabulous Vickie!!!! Great colors, perfect car stamps and wonderful embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.


Meggymay said...

Its a fantastic card for a 15 year old. I am so pleased our young ones have to be older here in the UK before they can learn to drive. Thank you for joining us at TioT's this time.

Peggysue Turner said...

Oh new drivers, I remember having to do driver's training with three older kids and I also have a 15-year-old who is anxious to get started! Not so sure Mom is! This is a sweet card and we thank you for joining us at Mustard Seed Faith challenges for our Traveling Mercies challenge!

Alyson Mayo said...

What a cool card and a terrific idea! Great inspiration for a very difficult sketch. Thanks for sharing your awesome creative card with us at Atlantic Hearts.

Sue Reynolds said...

What a great card for a teen, and love the color combination of your design papers. Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC.

Marjut said...

This is so wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

MariLynn said...

Great traveling themed card. Live the Ctmh papers you used. I know I have some of these papers in my stash Thanks for sharing with us at the Mustard Seed Faith Challenge blog.

Oma said...

Awesome card. Thanks for joining us at AHSC!

Lisa said...

Very cool card! Love how you've used this week's sketch! Thanks so much for playing along at Atlantic Hearts this week!

Anna-Karin said...

Gorgeous card! I love that cool car panel. Thank you so much for sharing your project with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Brandi said...

Love the cars, it is super cute. I struggle with masculine cards, this one is awesome! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

Brandi R.
DT member AHSC