Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Keep Cruising...

Hey Ya'll,
 One more design to share with you and Boy...  this one was a challenge, but really fun!  Our Dear Uncle has a classic car he is restoring and starting to take it to all of the Missouri Cruising events, so we couldn't resist making this up for his Birthday Card!  Details to follow...
The details for this one will take a bit...  This card is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".  Basically, an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock folded in half.  The first matte is 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", the second matte (silver metallic paper) is 4 3/4" x 7 3/4", and the third matte is 4 1/4" x 7 1/4".

We used Beyond Birthdays for the Happy Birthday.  The regular layer was cut using Silver Metallic Paper and the Shadow in black.  both were cut at a height of 1.00.  The Grass is from Paper Dolls for Everyday and cut at a width of 4.00.  Some of the areas were cut down with detail scissors for layering.  We used Just Because Cards for the car.  Layer 1 in Blue Metallic, Layer 2 Silver Mirror Metallic Paper, Layer 3 Silver Mirror Paper, Layer 1-Shift in Black, Layer 2-Shift in clear acetate, Layer 3-Shirt in both black and clear acetate, and we used a standard office sized hole punch with the silver for the hub caps.    Every one of these pieces were cut at a height of 2.50.  It's hard to tell in the picture, but the windows are transparent because we used the acetate under the windows to look real.  We used a white opaque marker for the headlight and a red opaque marker for the tail light.  We also used the white opaque marker for the whitewalls on the tires.

We used My Community for the Gas Station.  The main piece was cut in Red.  We cut the station away from the pumps so that we could do a 3D layer with them.  We also cut out the door and window from the station as well as the window on each pump.  With the layers key, we cut the sign and pumps with both blue and black.  We used the blue sign and blue pumps, but we cut the hose and nosel on the pumps from the black images.  This let us highlight this part of the pumps.  We also cut the windows on the pumps with the blue layer.  We used the blackout key to and cut this from black and acetate.  Black for the background and acetate for all windows and doors, including pumps.  We used a white opaque marker to highlight some of the details around the station.  Every one of these pieces were cut at a height of 2.50

We also used My Community to cut out the street at a width of 7 1/4".  Street in black and blackout in white.

The Stop Sign was also from My Community.  It was cut in white at a width of 3.00 and then in red at a width of 2.75.  This made a great layer for the Happy Birthday.

All pieces were inked with a blue/gray ink.

Here is a picture that shows off the details a little bit better.
On the inside of the card, we simply matted it the same at the front, but added a sentiment sheet.  The sentiment sheet is 3 3/4" x 6 3/4" and then inked with a blue/gray ink.  We used Lyrical Letters - Jumbo font with the Gypsy and welded the letters to make the sentiment "Keep Cruising!".  The capital letters are at a height of 1.50 and the rest of them are at a height of 1.00.
Well, This one was fun to put together.  We sure hope he likes it and we really hope you like it too!  We would love to hear your comments and thanks so much for stopping by!!!


  1. Wow, lots of details on this one.
    Your uncle is going to flip when he gets this!

    PJ(Jessie Adams)

  2. Wow! What a fabulous card! I just love it and it looks like you put so much work into it! I love your blog and am now following you too!!! :-)


  3. Very nice! You did a great job. Thanks for joining us at FCCB

  4. Very nice.....quite a Fantabulous scene!!!

  5. Nice card. You paid a lot of attention to detail, I love what you did with the gas station and the inside is gorgeous too. Well done!

  6. Hey, Thanks for following me, I am now following you! Your card looks great!! See ya on the MB!!! Jenn from cricutdiaries.blogspot.com

  7. Thanks for joining us with your "road trip" creation at Fantabulous Cricut!

  8. What a great card. I love the inside.

  9. very cute, LOVE that you did the inside too !!!!

  10. SUPER cute card! Great detail! Thanks for playing FCCB! Leigh

  11. this is really cool, i hope he loved it! thanks for playing along with FCCB :)