Old Woody Birthday

Good evening, and to all my USA friends: $$HAPPY TAX DAY$$! I hope you got your tax filed on time, as there are just a few hours left to get the envelope postmarked (unless you got an extension). In our house, the day is also known as Mr's Birthday. But before we go there, please help me welcome some wonderful new friends:

Leeanne of LEEARTS
Denise B ---- no blog
Greta G of GG Creations
Valerija of My Joy
Glennis F --- no blog
Tina Z of

 Thanks so much to all of you lovely bloggers who have joined here. I hope many of MY friends will surf over to enjoy your work, and become YOUR new friends too! Some great inspiration on these blogs (and don't forget to look for the translate button if the language is different from your own). So happy to have you joining me here, and I hope you'll like what you see when you have time to pop in for a visit.

Now for the birthday card (so he won't get the Penny Black Flower Garden card). Thought he would prefer this one:

- Sparkle n Sprinkle Woody Set 730  (linking to the digi set, this one is a cling rubber set). Stamped in Memento Peanut Brittle, colored with copics. Glossy Accents on the windows, headlights and some WoS clear and silver in places.  Die cut with a stitched oval, some DI shading around the edges while still in the die.
- Cuttlebug embossing folder for the center panel, which was created from the reverse side of a soda can.** Used Alcohol inks in Butterscotch, Honeycomb, Hazelnut & some gold. After this dried overnight, embossed. This EF has always reminded me of the pattern used on pickup truck tool boxes, and although I thought about using a woodgrain folder, this patterning showed up better. The metal is a bit fussy to adhere....this has tape, glue, more glue, and used tiny clothespins to clamp it down the last time more glue was added to the edges. Of course the soda metal wants to curl.
- Cheery Lynn Alison's Ribbons (B335) die set. This is a 2 set die, cuts some very small borders (one of which looks like a blanket stitch - which is why I bought it). Used a green c/s, then colored over that with a copic green, to get closer to the car color.
- Yupo paper experiment with alcohol inks was die cut with an Elizabeth Craft sentiment, and couldn't decide where to place it. So it got put on the top, where it doesn't show all that great. Mr. liked it though (at least he said he _did_!)
For some reason I had a lot of difficulty getting the wood paneling on this old Woody to get to quite the shade I was aiming for, but hey, we got close enough!!
Ya'll have a good evening. Thanks for the visit and will be doing the Random Generator here in a bit. Will have a post tomorrow with a winning name, and that winner will have until the 19th to contact me. I moderate comments, so if you leave your info, I'm the only one who will see it.
Big Hugs, ya'll come back when you can set a spell. (That's Southern for come again when you have time!)

**Edit:The soda can metal can have sharp edges. It's fun to work with, easy to cut off the top & bottom of the can. (Mr. makes a poke hole into the metal with a utility knife, then cuts off the top & bottom. I cut the metal to size using the Tim Holtz scissors, but any scissors should cut the metal. It's very thin. However would not use the good sewing scissors to do this). You can use dies with this metal too.  Used a thick emory board to smooth edges, but you could also use a sanding block. I'll be happy to answer any questions you might have, but there's videos available showing how to do this with the alcohol inks.


  1. I can't imagine him not liking it! Another WOW card Mary. Love the background and your coloring on the car is over the top! FANTASTIC!

    Happy Birthday to the Mister too!


  2. Awesome card, Mary! I love your gorgeous Copic coloring! Thanks for the welcome.... so glad I found your blog. Looking forward to seeing lots more of your creations!

  3. Even though the flower card was very pretty and not too froo froo for a man, I can imagine that he would prefer this one! It's fabulous! The coloring of the Woody is fantastic!
    Have a great weekend,

  4. Sending hubby the flower card made me smile Mary, but you are right the one in this post should fit a treat. The vehicle is very much what many over here would call a traditional American truck and the bold background really carries the colours and sets off the focal image so well.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    B x

  5. I am sure Mr liked his card. Loved the background.
    Margaret M

  6. Hi Mary, Your hubby will love the card.

    Hope you have a nice weekend. Sue

  7. Mary, I am very sorry I haven't commented on so many of your beautiful projects. Google keeps signing me out and tells me then my password is wrong. It worked this morning so I have come over to your blog to leave a comment. You have been busy, love what you have made. Hazel X

  8. Lovely card with a beautiful background.
    Gr, Elly
    Ps I dont see you by google friends on my blog .

  9. Oh, this is such a wonderful masculine card, Mary!!! The dry embossed bg is fantastic - what great colouring of the soda can with the alcohol inks!!! And your colouring of the car is just perfect!!!! Beautifully done!!!!
    Have a great weekend!!!

  10. First, let me say a big Happy Birthday to Mr . . . I hope he has a wonderful day! Second, your card ... WOW WOW WOW. So very very clever and it looks absolutely amazing!! I LOVE the fact that you upcycled a soda can in such a clever and dramatic way, it suits the design perfectly and your colouring ... well, I'm just stunned!! Have a wonderful weekend Mary my friend and pass on my wishes to DH. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

  11. Wow Mary!! You have made this background with a soda can? Oh, just fabulous!!! Love very much the great texture that it has!!
    You have made a very impressive masculine card and the details are amazing! The glossy accents looks great on the windows of this vintage car, and the stripes on the top and the bottom matches perfectly with the design! Very well done!!

  12. I'm sure the Mister was bowled over by this fabulous card Mary and love the use of the aluminium can for the embossed background and you have coloured the truck beautifully, such wonderful colours on the background too. x

  13. Awesome card!! Happy Birthday to Mr!!

  14. Brilliant creation, love this image and gorgeous colours chosen. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.xx

  15. Stunning masculine card, loving that background from a soda can!

  16. Great card Mary. I love the embossed metal background, it was worth persevering with! Thanks too for the idea for my son-in-law's birthday in August, he is called Woody so I think the image will be just right! I am off to Sparkle and Sprinkle to get my hands on it! x

  17. Oh wow Mary - this is a GOOD LOOKIN' make! Adore that background with Woody and hey - he looks very very very HANDSOME. His "skin tone" is LUSCIOUS! What a WONDERFUL card. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to MR too!!! j.

  18. Thanks for the welcome. Lovely masculine card. Love the embossed panel.

  19. You did a fantastic job with the station wagon Mary - really fabulous. Now don't understand one bit how you did the embossed panel. What? What? You really must tell me how you did that!! And your Yupo experiment turned out great -- you sure threw the book at this one!!!!!
    Sandy xx

  20. OMGosh Mary, love-love-love this card and I am absolutely sure your hubby was very fond of this one too. Looks great and so masculine.
    Congrats Mary already 330 followers wow amazing. Enjoy the weekend, hugs Veerle x

  21. Hello Mary, fabulous card for your Mr. I hope he has a wonderful birthday, Kate x

  22. Hi Mary,
    May I say a very Happy Birthday to your Hubby, and I do so hope he enjoyed his day.
    What a very super card you made him, and all that super work involved was so worth the effort.
    I love it as it's just perfect.
    All that lovely items used,and they sound soooooooo! good you could just eat them too.
    Very clever the soda can embossing, and the glossy accents on the windows also.
    Love the wood paneling as well.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  23. Happy Belated Birthday to Mr. Joe!! I think your card is excellent, Mary, and I'm sure he loved it! Congratulations on all the new followers! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  24. Happy Birthday to your Hubby.
    Wonderful card you made!

  25. That flaming colored tin can panel looks fantastic!! Great job making this colorful and masculine design!

  26. Fabulous birthday card for your husband Mary! love the image and fabulous background.
    Pam x

  27. Belated birthday wishes from me too. I hope he liked his card, I think it is wonderful, I LOVE the gorgeous background you created. Hugs, Anne xx

  28. Fabulous card, brilliant image and background, love the dies.
    Happy Birthday to your Hubby.

    Kath x

  29. Wow! This is a most impressive card Momma Mary! I love your no-line coloring on that amazing car. I don't think I would ever attempt no-line coloring, I can barely do the line coloring!! lol This card is amazing and I just love all the extra's on it. The soda metal inked up using alcohol inks looks fabulous, but then embossing it took it right over the top! Love those border strips too, along with your HB sentiment. I have yet to get any of that yupo paper, just found out about it really. It looks amazing and I can't wait to try it out sometime. Hugs, Brenda

  30. I'm sure he loved the card Mary. It looks really vintage. I love the colours and the embossing folder is perfect. Barbxx

  31. I love anything with old cars, and this "woody" is such a cool image! I love the diamondplate background with all of those rustic colors and borders that match the station wagon! Awesome card, and I hope the Mr had a happy birthday too!

  32. You have done a wonderful job on this car! I know Joe liked it! And that metal background is awesome! Hope Joe is having a very happy birthday!

  33. Mary, this is the prettiest card I have seen using this stamp set. Seriously, every tiny increment is beautiful. Thank you for sharing how it was created. Happy birthday, Joe! Hugs, de

  34. This is really a great card and he'll love it. I like the background paper behind the car and that car is great

  35. Oh yes--this is better for him than the garden one--in fact, this is fabulous for a guy! I love the Woody which you've colored perfectly & the background is amazing! I've seen a pop can used, but decided I better stick with paper--haha! Thanks for including the link to my blog--already had a visitor!

  36. A Wonderful card with lovely effects.
    Hope hubby had a good birthday

  37. Such a gorgeous card Mary! Happy birthday to your Mr!
    xoxo Olga

  38. Love the image and fabulous embossed metal background
    Carol x

  39. Be sure and tell Joe happy birthday from me. I'm sorry I'm so late. I always seem to be severald days behind everyone else. This is just a stunning card for him. I remember those cars and you did it proud. I love that embossing folder too and it is perfect for this card. Great job Mary.

  40. WOW!! This is AMAZING! Love that background Mary. Gorgeous colours ... I bet Joe LOVED it! The image is a classic. xx

  41. What a great manly card! Love the oldie but goodie car and the metal background. Die cut cans are suddenly making a comeback in these parts. Are you totally sure that Mister wouldn't have liked a Penny Black garden card though? Hee hee, that comment gave me a smile.