You're A Classic Garage Card PP430

by Joanne James24. February 2019 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Ann to host this week and she has my favourite, a sketch challenge, for you to work with:


I could think of so many ways to use this sketch! I decided to challenge my self to retain the 'any shape' oval element, since I don't often use ovals on my projects and work with a new-to-me stamp set too - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Masculine Classic Garage - The Classic Garage Suite in the Spring-Summer catalogue is perfect for projects to celebrate the men in your life: cars, keys, tools, perfect for those who love motors or anyone with aspirations to be a petrol-head. The designer series papers include some fabulous bright colours too and I used them to influence the colour scheme of my card, both in the papers that I used for my layers and the bold blocks of colour that feature my sentiment and focal point image.

Geared Up - I chose the classic car from the 'Geared Up Garage' stamp set as my focal image, stamped in black onto Tranquil Tide cardstock. I stamped it again onto vellum and fussy cut the windows before gluing to my car and covering them with a layer of fine tip glue for added shine. I'm not big into cars and I'm not sure what car type this is, however it does remind me of old-fashioned cars in the 1970s and I remember my Dad driving a car that was turquoise green in colour at the time and since this will be his Father's Day card I think he will appreciate the similarity and it is sure to evoke a few memories. I used another of the stamps from the set for the sentiment on the inside too:

Keys To The Car - Or key, to be precise! The silver metal keys and spanners that make up the Classic Garage Metal Elements are perfect for tooling up cards and packages and I couldn't resist adding one with a little bow of black twine to finish off my card.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

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Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day; we have a family sport-free day today so will be making the most of it before the Juniors return to school tomorrow. I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (9) -

LaurieUnited States
2/24/2019 2:36:53 PM #

This is great! What a fun idea to add a key!


Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
2/24/2019 5:25:58 PM #

Oh my gosh...what a wonderful masculine card, Joanne! It's such a great mix of patterns, and a fabulous rendition of the sketch. Of course, the key is the perfect accent. Love it!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
2/24/2019 8:52:50 PM #

Great! The red mats under each piece of DSP really pop them out and unify them at the same time. I like the little addition of the key. Super masculine card.


Wanda Cullen
Wanda CullenUnited States
2/25/2019 2:19:05 PM #

I love that you used this stamp set and accessories...makes such great masculine cards! I've made 3 cards using the Classic Garage stamps and will have to remember to use this sketch for another one!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
2/27/2019 3:51:23 PM #

What a great masculine card!!  Lots of fun papers and elements here....lots to admire!  That little key is perfect!


Su Mohr
Su MohrUnited States
2/27/2019 9:14:40 PM #

Joanne, great layering of the DSP with the Mustang!  It all goes together so perfectly! And, the key is too cute!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
2/28/2019 2:12:24 AM #

This is such a fabulous guy card!  I love that car and the DSP!  I must say, that little key steals the show though!  This card will certainly be a hit for the recipient!  Have a great rest of the week, My Friend!  XX


Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
3/2/2019 5:07:28 AM #

I love everything about this, Joanne! Perfect mix of stamps, patterns and DSP. Love it!


jaydeeUnited States
3/2/2019 3:13:56 PM #

Joanne, I love your take on the challenge and the way you tied the envelope to the focal element of the card.  Great use of the DSP, too.  Fabulous masculine card.


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