Sunday, 23 February 2014

Move Forward

We're in the middle of a summer storm here - thunder, lightning and hail - I love it!  Of course, I only love it because I'm inside and listening to the rain/hail on the roof is something I find quite soothing.  Anyway, onto today's card.  This is a card using the colors at Color Throwdown and the sketch at Seize the Sketch.  I love these masculine colors and the sketch is one I'm sure to use again.

The Night of Navy panels on this card were created using a Tim Holtz stencil and translucent embossing paste.  I love the effect - it's like clear embossing but even more textured.

I used a new-to-me CTMH stamp set called Maximum Power and stamped the tyre track and sentiment onto a Soft Sky panel and one of the car images onto Very Vanilla before cutting it out.  

This inside was kept simple with another tyre track and the other car from the set stamped in Soft Sky.

I might end up giving this card to my 16 year old son, Matthew, who today got his first car.  It's certainly not a muscle car like this one, but he's so excited to have his own car to learn in.  And so am I, because for the last 3 weeks he's been learning in my car - a 3.0l BMW - and I've learned he's got a heavy foot LOL.

Thanks for looking.

Products used:

Stamps:  Maximum Power (CTMH)
Ink:  Night of Navy, Old Olive, Soft Sky
Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Old Olive, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stripes stencil, Wendy Vecchi Translucent Embossing Paste, circle nesties, American Crafts twine

Edited to Add:  This card was a Runner Up at Seize the Sketch.



Wanda Cullen said...

What a great masculine design! I'm excited to see the translucent paste used since I just ordered some recently and haven't tried it yet! So happy to have you joining us at Color Throwdown!

Dena J said...

Gorgeous rich colors! I have never tried the embossing paste - it looks wonderful. Perfect masculine card. Love everything about this.

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

I haven't tried the clear embossing paste yet! I LOVE how it looks!

Linda Callahan said...

Love the effect of that embossing paste! I have a brand new jar of it.....gotta it open it up for sure after seeing this!

Darnell said...

A perfect guy card, Karren, for any guy, but how lovely that you can give it to your son for this momentous occasion! And it's nice to know someone else who finds thunderstorms soothing somehow. It's the one thing I miss the most. Enjoy!! Hugs, Darnell

Laura Davis said...

Great card!

Vickie Z said...

Perfect card for Matthew!! Love the LO and translucent embossing the shimmer!! Great card!! Thxs for joining us at CTD!!

~amy~ said...

What a great masculine the sentiment and colors!
Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

Lori Turner said...

Love this masculine card,Karren! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

Katie Melhus said...

I've been dying to try some clear embossing paste and you just sold me! Congrats on your pick for this card!