Classic Car Birthday

Good afternoon, and hope you've  had a good week so far & we'reon the down slope of the week now. We've had some nice rain and today has been overcast - with occasional sun glimpses. A bit chilly outside, according to DH, who is tending our neighbor's Lab. I am a house bunny and don't like to go out in the cold!

Today's card uses a stamp set purchased at Sparkle n Sprinkle some years ago. It's a set of old classic cars, (bet you can guess who picked this one out). I can only find a link for the image used on today's card, but the set we have (285-1900 Cars) has 4 vintage cars in nicely etched rubber. Not sure if the entire set is still available or just the one used on today's card. I've provided a link to that one.

- SnS 285 - stamped on Xpress, colored with copics, WoS, with Glossy Accents on the windshield.
Die cut with a S/B Classic Long rectangle, edging done with DI Iced Spruce and Clover.
- S/B classic scalloped long rectangle cut the mat from a copper texture c/s (looks orange here, but IRL it's a copper color). After adhering the image to the scalloped mat, decided to drag it through the Delicata gold ink pad.
- background was done with a Mbossibility folder (used 2 sheets of c/s so it didn't emboss quite so deeply. These folders are thick, so only used one of the plates over the top...always test these extra thick folders so the die cut machine doesn't choke). This c/s started out as a brilliant turquoise....decided to use the Ice Spruce and Clover to sponge over it, tone down the turquoise for a background. I deliberately didn't blend the sponging, but tried to go for a more 'mottled' look, as you might see in some old leathers. Was happy with the way this turned out.
- sentiment is from the 285 set. However, when it stamped out (using the Misti too) the sentiment looked too crooked to me (and this time I don't think it was operator error..the way the rubber is made - with one part of the sentiment layered over the other, it was impossible for me to get a straight look). So I cut the stamped image apart, then straightened it by cutting, and separated the parts as shown on the card. Sometimes one  has to get quite creative. One of the reasons I'm trying to just buy clear stamps is it is much easier to see if something is straight when you're stamping (at least for me!)
A blogger question: At one blog I visit (Cardsarus) I can't leave a comment. When the comment is typed, and ready to publish, I get a prompt to select a profile. When I try to do so, all I get is a blank vertical rectangle box, with nothing to select.** So can't publish what I've typed. At first I couldn't even type in the comment box. I'm logged onto my blogger id, and I'm not running into this problem - so far - at other blogs. Anybody got any ideas as to what I should do? Fortunately I have Jenny's email, so I can send her my comments. She has no idea why this is happening and neither do I. We're hoping some other brilliant bloggers might give us a fix. Thanks for any help you can give us.
Shaz in Oz suggested Jenny change to a pop comments box as that seems to work better. Not sure how Jenny was set up previously, but the change worked! I was able to type and publish my comment! YAY! Thanks Shaz and thanks for Jenny for being able to fix this!!! Brilliant bloggers both of you.

Thanks for popping by this afternoon. Hugs and stay warm if nasty weather is in your area. Prayers for those who are in need of them.


Sue - said...

Oh I do like this Mary! Love the colours you have used for it. I like clear stamps too, so much easier to see what you're doing. I'm afraid I can't help you with the blogger issue though.

cuilliesocks said...

Fabulous card Mary, lovely car image and design.
There seems to be a few people having a similar problem, sorry I can't help you, hopefully someone can, Kate x

Veerle said...

Such a beautiful card Mary. Love that car. Hugs, Veerle x

Pat said...

I adore the colour you have chosen for the car and the background and the colouring and the blending is fabulous Mary, and the copper scalloped rectangle goes beautifully too. I also think the background looks great with that bit of sponging added to tone it down and give it an aged look and the fun sentiment works well too. I sometimes cut sentiments apart to make them easier to stamp and also it gives you more options. x

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Mary!! The car is beautiful!! I love the colors and the inking you've done around the edges!! The embossing is fabulous!!

I've had so many issues with blogger, I can't even tell you. I've asked for help from their techs and I never get a response. There are several people who comment on my posts but I don't get the email notification. The only way I know they've been there is if I go to my blog and look at the comments and I don't always do that. I also can't follow blogs, but Darnell did give me a work-around. So to make a long comment short, I can't help you. I hope you are able to get the problem solved. Have a great evening my friend!! Big hugs :)

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Nancy Stislow said...

Wow! What an awesome job coloring that car! I can see the shine on it. Love the simpler layout allowing your artwork to shine! Thanks too for links to the products you use. I love your choice of stamps!

Donna Ellis said...

Oooh! What beautiful color choice, Mary! I have always been partial to that set. You have definitely inspired me this past week with your lovely car creations. Wonderful card design! Hugs, de

Mrs A. said...

Love your vintage car image and those colours are perfect. Blogger is certainly doing some strange things. Comments form other bloggers are now going into my spam mail which is quite annoying to keeping checking up on. I just wish they would stop tinkering. Hugs Mrs A.

Carol L said...

What a wonderful masculine card, complete with great colors and sponging - sure to please any gentleman who enjoys classic cars! It's a classic beauty! I'm sorry, I have no ideas about the blogger issues. I stumble all around Google + trying to leave comments and it's beyond frustrating when I type my comments and then they won't publish. I haven't had any issues with blogger yet, but I notice it's all changed AGAIN.........sigh. I'm too old for all of these learning curves :(

Maxine D said...

What a fabulous card Mary - love the way you have used your colours and softened the embossing too!!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

You've really come such a long way in your cardmaking since I've known you Mary, this a grand card, gorgeous colouring and texture, very arty 😄
I've just been over and suggested to Jenny that she might try a pop up comment box as opposed to embedded as they can cause issues. Other than that I have no idea for your problem, sorry. Hope that may help.
Have you tried different web browsers fir your comment, that maybe an issue??
Hope something helps..
Thanks for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x

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Pippa said...

I really like your series of trucks and cards. A great set of masculine cards and the colours you have used go so well too.

Redanne said...

LOVE the image of the vintage car! You have coloured it beautifully and I love the colour of the frame and the embossing - really fabulous!

I cannot offer any assistance with the blogger problem, perhaps it is something to do with the recent changes - I do wish they would leave well enough alone!! Hope you get the problem resolved. Hugs, Anne xx

scrAPpamondo said...

WOW Mary, this masculine birthday card looks so classy!! Very beautiful palette, love it, and love the vintage card in the scallop tag! And such a beautiful embossing on the back!! Very well done!!

Linby said...

Love the colours on this card and such a great image, it really caught my eye.

Can't really help with blogger except that I press F5 on the keyboard and my comment appears even though it looks like it hasn't posted.

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Loving the card.

I just went to that blog and left a comment without any problem. I've never visited that blog before, but where is said to choose it had me as Sue (Google). The others on the list are LiveJounral, WordPress, TypePad, AIM, Open ID, Name/URL and Anonymous. Don't think this will be of much help to you though.

Hope you have a nice day. Sue

Bonnie said...

What a fantastic stamp and a perfect sentiment to go with it! I love the texture your sponging adds to the embossing! The way you've sponged adds another layer of texture! I wish I could help you with your Blogger problem. I usually just wait a while and hope it rights itself.

Daffodil Cards said...

SUPER card and colours, great car and LOVE the sentiment, may use that myself.

Diane said...

what a wonderful masculine card design and love the color Mary.

Hugs diane

Gerrina said...

A fun card! Great how you coloured it and sponged the edges of the panel!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

No idea on the blog commenting issue. I know some blogs I can't comment on my home computer and have no problem with the one at work. Not sure what it is that makes that happen.

This is a great card, wonderful colors--blue with that orange frame, and that embossed background. It comes out nice a masculine but not an unshaven, tattooed masculine. It's much more refined.

Donna Hanley said...

Mary this is a great guy card or even us girls that appreciate Classic cars or hot rods. LOL I love the color and the scallops around the focal image. I can't help you with anything computer related especially Blogger. I am trying to fight with Windows 10. Have a great day.

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
ooooooooooooooo! I do love this wonderful card.
The colours are so very pretty and work so well with your wonderful colouring of that vintage car.
What a wonderful set of stamps to own.
The sentiment is so right ofr the card also.
Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
I am back on windows tonight don't know why windows wouldn't let me get on the Internet this morning DH spent ages trying to sort things out.
I am lucky DH used to work with computers in his working years.
I just wish I could afford a MAC again as I never had such issues with them.
When I used Linux this morning it was much faster than windows I would change permantly to that but I think it will be after Christmas now as I have lot of saving to do to cary all my blogging stuff over and then I would have trouble with my craft CDs as they nearly all run on windows.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Mary, a super vintage image and great colour combination.

Kathleen said...

Sorry Mary, I seemed to have missed this really lovely card, brilliant sentiment to go with the great image, perfect card for a man or boy even. Beautiful colour and colouring of the car.

No idea of your problem with Jenny but I see that this was published on the 7th but it has only just appeared on my dashboard, found that with someone else this evening too.

Kath x

pam said...

Fabulous Male card Mary, great image and colours.
Sorry I cannot help either with your blog issues..
Pam x

Donna said...

You are definitely into the classic cars lately but lots of fun to looks at how you color them all. Beautiful job and another great masculine card! We had our first snow flurries today. I'm not sure if I am ready for snow but it definitely is getting colder here. Hope you have an awesome weekend!

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is awesome Mary. Hope you sent it in to SNS? Love the masculine colors as well as the subject. Love those cars. Your embossed background is awesome!

Brenda said...

Love this card Momma Mary! And love that car stamp. Perfect for making those masculine cards! Humm, I'm glad you had good help, because I wouldn't have know what to do! Nothing new there though! LOL Hugs, Brenda

Olga Fink said...

Gorgeous card Mary!! and I agree with you I don't like to be out on a rainy day... it does not work well with my asthma!
I am happy you fixed your friend's blog issues!
xoxo olga

Sarah said...

LOVE the gorgeous colours on this card and the embossed background is manly enough to match that lovely classic car. Stay warm xx

Sue said...

Hi Mary! What a fabulous mens card, lovely ink sponging and classic car image. Thank you for visiting my blog and following. I have now started following your blog too x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous CAS maculine card and great classic car image -love the embossed background
Carol x

Greta said...

It's been cold & wet here--miserable walking Fritz, but today is a heatwave--in the 40s! What a fabulous card--just love that car! My hubby would love this!

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card and gorgeous colours..xx{aNNie}

Pam said...

WOW Mary, this sure is one gorgeous classic car card! I love the turquoise and the layout!

Camille Short said...

Great image! The card is beautiful AND masculine. Browsed through your blog - and as a classic-car lover myself, enjoyed the several vehicle-themed cards I saw - am now your newest follower.

scrappymo! said...

This is a lovely old classic card. The sentiment is fantastic.

Thanks for the info about solving these new blogger problems that have crept up lately. I shall be glad if I ever figure out how to leave comments on a google plus blog.

Donna said...

Fabulous masculine Birthday card!

Birgit said...

This is a great card for. Man and I love the colours.