Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Enjoy the Journey

Where does the time go?! I just realized our oldest son's birthday has crept up so I pulled out this awesome Vintage Cars set from Tim Holtz once again.

Every once in a while I pop into Big Lots to see what bargains they might have scored. Sometimes I come up empty handed but yesterday I scored this luscious 12 x 12 metallic cardstock from DCWV in a pack of assorted colors @ 20 sheets for $5.00. What caught me first was this gorgeous copper color. I opened the package to feel it and the weight is just right for use as a card base or layering. The beautiful linen texture is a bonus!

I used SC150 as my starting point. Roxie has posted all the Sketch Challenges with a sample card here ready to print and keep as a reference. This is an awesome resource!!

Overall card size is 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" . Image is stamped in Encore Copper then heat embossed with copper EP on Cream CS. The streaks under the truck were added with Prismacolor marker in Light Tan for depth.

Blogger seems to be working better now. Not sure what was wrong yesterday unless I just had too many photos in one post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps: Tim Holtz Vintage Cars
Paper: DCWV Metallic Penny & Metallic Blue, PTI Dark Chocolate & Cream
Ink: Encore Copper, Prismacolor marker Light Tan
Accessories: SU corner punch, copper brads, Crop-a-dile



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3 comments:

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Goodness, Charlene, this looks so cool!!!! Love those colros together and cars, well, they always make for a great masculine touch :D. I am positive your son will treasure this gorgeous card!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

At Big Lots, huh? Whoooda thunk? Not me, obviously! What a cool card for your son!

Welcome home, too! I read your CHA post below, but there's no comment link, so I'll post it here. I am green with envy that you got to go to CHA and meet so many wonderful people and make such cool projects!!

Gretchen said...

I love this card. It is very elegant and masculine.