Monday, 9 July 2018

16 and Driving

Hi!  I'm back with another card for Summer School - this one is the challenge for Complementary Colors, which really was a challenge for me as I don't like complementary colors!  Not even red and green although I will use them together at Christmas, of course.

So I chose my least unliked combo of blue and orange - but I have to admit to going with a lighter aqua blue and a deeper red-orange, so I hope this still passes muster 😄

My youngest son reached the ripe old age of 16 yesterday, and here in New Zealand that means he can sit the theory test for his Learner's Driver's Licence.  Of course, yesterday was Sunday and nothing was open so it was a very impatient wait for 8am this morning to come round so we could go to the testing centre.  

I'm happy (I think!) to say he passed with 100% and now the fun part starts, where either myself or his dad have to give him lessons for the next six months before he can go sit the practical part to be able to drive by himself.  To celebrate, I made him a car card using MFT's Joy Ride Die-namics, with Summer Splash and Persimmon cardstock (meeting the blue/orange combo).  I also added some gray for the accents and black for the wheels and wiper.

The back window is made from acetate and I added Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the lights.  I stacked the registration plate 3 high to add some stability to it.

This was pretty simple to put together and I like the uncluttered finished look.  I thought about adding a scene behind it, but wanted to keep it simple.

I'm also adding this to the Zoom challenge at CASology.

Thanks for visiting.

Products used:

Cardstock:  White, Black, Cement Gray, Persimmon, Summer Splash (MFT), Acetate
Dies:  Joy Ride (MFT)
Accessories:  Nuvo Crystal Glaze



Georgiana said...

I think these colors compliment each other nicely. I actually had to look up a color wheel since one wasn't included.

Kim S said...

It's charming - and SO perfect for the occasion!!

I Card Everyone said...

I'm so glad to be home again, Karren - I would have been so sorry to miss this darling bd card! Perfect color choices from my view!

Amy O said...

This is adorable! And I love this color combo! Very fun!

karen h said...

Cool card! I love your complementary color scheme! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

Barb Ghig said...

Happy birthday and Congrats to your son on passing his exam! I love how you paired the complementary colors on your card...they work so well together, and your CAS design is perfect! Awesome card...I'll bet he loved it, too :)

Jacquie Southas said...

Fabulous card for a new driver, Karren! Thanks for playing along with us at CASology!

Linda Callahan said...

This is so cute! Love the colors! And around here the Big Guy did the driving lessons!

Anna Uhras said...

Fantastic design and a clever take on the cue! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CASology!! Anna xo