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6/14/2016

Father's Day - Vroom!

Good afternoon, welcome. Firstly, prayers go out to those poor Orlando families who suffered such a tragic loss. It's just sickening that things of this hateful nature happens - anywhere, to ANYbody! I don't understand this kind of evil..and I don't know what else you can call it. I'm sure we all feel the same about this kind of thing. Whether one is religious or not, it's cruel evilness and no other word to call it. Enough.

Onward to happier things: Please  help me give a warm welcome to new follower, Pam of Scrap-n-Sew Granny. Thanks for joining here Pam, it's lovely to see a new friend in the lineup. I hope my friends might become your friends as well. It was fun to see that Pam comes from Florida and migrated to the Carolinas, just as we did. Different parts of each state, but still, small world.

Since Father's Day is drawing near, and since I came across an old Kanban page of popout images, today's card evolved. My DH loves old cars. After this one was together, DUH, I realized, this is a European car, while he's into old hotrods and old USA cars. Well, it's still a car, so I hope he'll like it!

- Kanban Life's Journey Paper Craft Toppers (no telling how old this is!). Main image popped out from the sheet, used the shape to trace a faux mat of SU Marina Mist. 

- Gold Shimmerz Sheet embossed with an old C/Bug e/f that has always reminded me of the design on the toolboxes I see on pickup trucks (no we don't have a toolbox on our truck! It has a solid surface cover over the whole bed).

- Lil Inkers Die sentiment - 1 white snippet layer, 2 layers cut from the inside of the faux mat piece. Applied Glossy Accents after this was glued in place. This is a fairly largish die for a  sentiment, and I had to sort of cover up the one driver's head to get it placed where I wanted. As it dried, noticed the glossy was very crackled, so dunno what caused that. Decided it might take to some gold gilding paste, so rubbed a bit of that around. Managed to get some on the charcoal card base, so just rubbed it other places too, and along the blue mat. Pretty easy card - just need to finish the inside.

Ya'll have a wonderful afternoon, and thanks for coming over...always love to have visitors. If you leave a comment, I'll do my best to pay a return visit. Sometimes I'm not always sure that Blogger publishes my comment, as I don't see the confirmation or that comment moderation is on. If for some reason I don't visit you, please call that to my attention. Big hugs.

38 comments:

Daffodil Cards said...

Mary this is just wonderful, no really, this is an awesome card, love the sentiment die and how you have the detail on it, love the embossing perfect man embossing LOL.

As for the Orlando incident and those in other parts of the world, what is it with these fanatics? It's been going on for centuries with one religion or another, when will they realise NO ONE wins! My deepest sympathies go out to the families.
Faith
x

Pat said...

This is a great card for your DH for Father's Day Mary and I love the shape you have given it and the pretty shine from the gold and that lovely blue complement it so beautifully. That large sized 'Dad' works well too. x

Valerija said...

Wow, amazing card. Love the vintage image and special "dad" die.
Valerija xx

Team Clark said...

FABULOUS masculine design, Mary! <3

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful male card Mary, fab vintage car image and set in a brilliant frame, love it, Kate x

Kathleen said...

Brilliant image for Father's Day and a really lovely card.

Kath x

Pam said...

WOW Mary, what an awesome card! I love the vintage car image (love all things vintage) and the faux mat you cut out looks wonderful. The colors are great and I love the embossed gold shimmerz sheet! The embossing folder you used is always perfect for a masculine card! The Dad die cut looks perfect right where you placed it. Great job!

Thank you for mentioning me in your post, you are so kind to do that!
I replied to your message from last night. It was late when I saw it so I didn't get to answer until late this morning and it was fairly lengthy. I hope it went through okay.
Have a great day!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

pam said...

Fabulous image for a fathers day card Mary.
Pam x

MagsB said...

This is a great card for a man, Mary, I love the sepia colours and the pop of blue! Lovely!

love Mags B x

jimlynn said...

Fabulous masculine card and the hubster is going to love it too. Jim actually has that pattern on the tool box on his truck! Love the old car in this!
Lynn

scrAPpamondo said...

So sad for human cruelity and madness... There isn't a care for heart's hate in the world and this is a really horrible thing. Prayers for the families of the victims.
Beautiful vintage card, I think that your hubby will love it and isn't important if the car is a french or an american car. It looks great, that's all.
Hugs

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What an awesome guy card. I like the metallics in the background to give it a manly touch. Fun card topper too.

Carol L said...

WHat a cool father's day card! I love that auto image and especially the diamond plate embossing in the background, but those cool fonts on the word "Dad" really caught my eye first! Nice job! Amen to the events in Orlando - I just keep asking myself how many more innocent lives have to be snuffed out for senseless reasons?

Liz said...

Super card, Mary, especially for someone who loves old cars. I love how you've framed the lovely vintage image. xx

Lisa said...

It's so fabulous, Mary!! I love the car image!! The D@D sentiment is awesome...I need that die!! Your hubby will love it!! Perfect for Father's Day!! Have a great evening my friend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Greta said...

What a neat card, Mary! I really love the embossed shimmerz sheet!

brenda said...

Dreadful events indeed Mary. A stunning masculine creation.

B x

Patricia said...

Brilliant Fathers Day Crad, love the image and your great design.
Mary thank you for thinking of my sister, Hazel has been in Canada for the past few weeks on holiday.
She is flying home today, I have missed her and looking forward to catching up again.
Have a wonderful day
Patricia X

Maxine D said...

Another wonderful card Mary - I have that folder too, and love it on masculine cards.
Blessings
Maxine

Sue said...

Hi Mary, A fab Fathers Day card. I'm sure it won't matter that the car is actually european.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, this is fabulous Mary!! Love the fun shaped base for your image, and the old car pic is so amazing! The metallic embossed background is an incredible touch, and I think I'm gonna need that D@D die, so amazing!! hugs :)

Olga Fink said...

Mary this is fantastic!! such a gorgeous card! and I love the embossed gold paper!
xoxo olga

Bonnie said...

Riding in a car like this looks like fun! Great card for Joe, Mary!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love that vintage car and the 'DAD' die cut, Mary!!! The little bit of blue works so perfectly with the metallic accents!!! And I love it when you use that EF - so great for a lovely masculine feel!!! Wonderfully done, my friend!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Shona Erlenborn said...

Awesome Father's Day card! Love the vintage image and the "tool box" embossing folder really works well with this! Great colors that you chose to use. I'm sure he'll love his European car just as well.

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
what a wonderful card for your DH.
It's so lovely that you make one for him for Father's Day.
I love your very wonderful, and super design.
My they must have got pretty cold in the winter in one of those cars.
Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cheryl said...

Really super fathers day card great design and detail hugs cheryl. I am your new follower xxxx

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card great vintage image and the distressed crackle looks just great
Carol x

Brenda said...

I don't understand these evil people either Momma Mary. And I agree, it is evil! I don't understand why people want to hurt people they don't even know nor do I understand why people hurt people they do know. I am glad that I'm a home body, as right now, which may very well change, home is the best place to be!

I love this masculine Father's Day card! The car is so cool looking and I'm sure hubby will love it even though it isn't a hot rod. I love the "metal" look of the card base, the diamond plate is always a hit with guys. That "dad" cut is fabulous! Yep, you have a hit on your hands with this one! Hugs, Brenda

Nancy Stislow said...

A warm welcome to Pam! Mary, I just love that image and the framing. Shimmer Sheetz add so much to a card too. What a fabulous layout too- something I struggle with. He will love it with that European car image too!

Marilyn said...

Awesome card!!

Stampsnob. said...

Super masculine card almost ghostly in color Great Mary.............Lis

Loll said...

Fantastic vintage image Mary. Love the way you've framed it up. Looks amazing over the texture of the dry embossed metallic background. Love the glossy accents crackle with the gilding paste --- a happy accident. :) xx

MagsB said...

Thanks so much for your comment on my Anniversary card for my son and DiL! You asked if a card in a mag was one of mine, since it was the same background paper - alas, no!!

I hope all is well with you.

love Mags B x

Charlene said...

What a wonderful card!!! LOVE the vintage car so much!!! have a great weekend! Hugs

Gerrina said...

This looks so perfect for a fatherdayscard! Love the colors, the background and diecut, but most of all the image of that car! Hope you have a fun weekend planned!

Kim Heggins said...

Simply wonderful Father's Day card you made for your hubby...it is fabulous. I would have never known it was not a car from the US, but you really made it shine where ever it is from.

Donna Ellis said...

Great title for your blog post, Mary, I have already pinned your fabulous masculine card! Loving everything about it. Vintage yet contemporary, subdued colors, but the aqua pops! And the shapes are very eye catching! Spectacular design! Hugs, de