Wednesday 4 April 2012

Need for Speed male card

I was delighted to see that the new theme for the month over at Make My Monday is Men and Boys and that this week's challenge is Wheels. I do love a bit of a male card and I like a bit of a scene too - so I've put the two together and come up with this:

The background was very quick and easy: I swiped my Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive ink pads across the card stock to make the shape of the banks - this straight-to-card stock technique gives a lined effect that I thought would give an impression of speed. Once I had the shape of the background I was able to wash in the sky and the road with my thicker aquapainter and some ink and add detail with a bit of sponging.

The car was stamped in Pacific Point and I coloured it with Tempting Turquoise using my thinner aquapainter, adding detail with a Basic Grey marker and blending well. When it was dry, I cut the card out and attached it to the background. I wanted it to look as if the car had zoomed up over the brow of the hill so I glued the back of it and raised the front on dimensionals.

The sentiment is from Happiest Birthday Wishes, an exclusive 'hostess' set which is only available to those placing an order of £150 or more (it can be a group or a single order.) Members of my Stampers 6 club are automatically able to choose these exclusive sets as part of their freebies so it's well worth joining. There'll be a new group starting in May so do send me an email if you're interested.

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Need for Speed, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Aways Artichoke, Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Grey, Basic Black
Card stock: Whisper White, Old Olive
Other: Basic Grey marker, aquapainters, dimensionals, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. And don't forget to add a free pack of designer paper if your order is £45 or more - click here for details (offer limited to one pack per qualifying order). 

My eldest son noticed this card while bustling through the room on his way to his next social engagement. "I like that!" he said. "Where did you get the car?" I stared at him for a minute. "It's a stamp," I said. " Do you remember? That's what I do - stamp, with Stampin' Up stamps!" He grinned at me. "Oh yeah," he said. "See you later then!"

Thanks for dropping in today. I'll be back tomorrow with something fast but (hopefully!) effective for Three Minute Thursday - do come and see!



  1. Superbly done, yet again. What a fabulous scene you created with clever swiping!

  2. Wow Vicky -- you created an amazing scene here. What a CREATIVE card!
    Cheers, Karen

  3. This is a great card Vicky brilliant background


  4. How fabulous! I can never get swiping to look right. Love the car popped up on dimensionals at the front. Glad to see your eldest is on the ball in the holidays! x

  5. A brilliant male card Vicky. I love the design layout and gorgeous colours.

  6. Lovely card Vicky great technique love it Hugs Elaine

  7. Wow this is brilliant Vicky, where do you get all your fab ideas from??
    M x

  8. What a superb idea and as usual you have nailed it. (as they say on X Factor!) Fabulous way to create the scenery, you make it sound so easy.

  9. This is fabulous, Vicky. I noticed you said yesterday your daughter is doing GCSE Art, I assume she gets her talent from you?!

  10. This is a great male card Vicky and perfect for our challenge over on MMM - thank you so much for joining in again.
    What I would like to know though is who is driving - Jeremy Clarkson or Richard Hammond? It certainly isn't James May 'cos it's going too fast!! - Jacqueline xx oh I just thought - is it the Stig???

  11. Brilliant background technique.

    Have a great day. xxx

  12. Fantastic guy card, Vicky. Brilliant background and painting techniques:) The comments from your son made me smile xx

  13. Wow! How cool!! You are the Queen of making a scene (in the nicest possible way, that is!), Vicky! Great, great card!

  14. This is amazing Vicky ! How on earth do you get a flat piece of paper to have so much dimension ? Really great card with such a clever angle on that car !
    Have a good day !
    Jane x

  15. Stunning card Vicky, absolutely perfect for a man, very atmospheric, will have to have a go at this technique hugs Karen x

  16. This is amazing, Vicky! You totally captured the feeling of speed and I love how you stamped the card in blue. So so cool!

  17. Love the effect you got from swiping the ink Vicky, very effective, another technique to remember! The car is great. Love your son's remarks they are so typical of boys who seem to go through life without being aware of anything other than what they are involved in:)
    Val x

  18. A fabulous card, love the background, so natural. A wonderful card for a guy. Thanks again for your continued support at MMM. Caz

  19. This is amazing! LOVE how you've created a sketch looking scene! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

  20. Love your speeding car! Fab scene for a guy! x

  21. That's a great effect to imply speed! And the car just sits perfectly ...sorry, zooms perfectly into the scene!
    Lol at your son.....don't you just wonder what planet they're on sometimes???
    Jenny x

  22. WOW...fabulous it looks like a drawing/painting not stamped images and inked. Thanks for sharing with us at MMM Suzanne :)

  23. This is just amazing Vicky. The way you've made the inky background for the car is fabulous!
    Thanks for joining in with our MMM wheels challenge.
    Fliss xx

  24. Just fabulous Vicky, the car looks as if its speeding along at a great mph so your straight to card worked well. thank you for joining us at MMM
    suzi b x

  25. Very clever card Vicky n oops looks like ive been a very bad blogger again !!!! Luv Sue x


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