Monday, March 28, 2016

You're Not Old...You're Classic!

Hi all! Today I'm sharing a vintage masculine birthday card that I created for my dad. He's celebrating his 76th birthday today! He just bought a classic car to fix up and I thought that would be a fun theme for his card. The front sentiment was computer generated and die cut using one of the labels from Karen Burniston's Katie Label Pivot die set. The key was die cut from foil-covered cardstock using the key from Karen's Heart Pivot Card set.

Even though his car is from the 40s, I thought this vintage car from Tim Holtz's new Vintage Auto set would be perfect inside the card. I stamped the car with embossing ink, embossed it with black embossing powder, then cut it out. I used Karen's Lucy Label pop up die for the platform and attached the car to it with foam dots to give it even more of a 3D effect.

The inside of the card was stamped with Tim's new Tiles stamp. The tag was cut from Tim's new Dapper paper using one of the dies from Karen's Tags Pivot die set. The word 'happy' is a Chitchat sticker and Birthday was cut from black Kraft Core'dinations using Karen's script die from the Happy Birthday set.

My dad loved the card, which thrilled me. I know a lot of people have a hard time with masculine cards - hopefully this will inspire you in your own creations!

The supplies can be found at Elizabeth Craft Designs and Simon Says Stamp via the links below.

Thanks so much for stopping by today - have a great week!


  1. Delightful card for your dad Shelly, love the classic car and how you have used it and the whole vintage feel.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  2. Sublime - completely sublime. AWED - completely AWED. Shelly - this is just beyond INCREDIBLE. Wow. WORK OF ART. I don't even know how to describe my AWE. SPECTACULARLY ELEGANT and EXQUISITE. Xj.

  3. This is a remarkable card for your dad - a wonderful idea so beautifully executed. No wonder he loved it so much.


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