Yesterday I was working on the project for Sunday’s video. It’s a fancy fold that has been requested by one of my subscribers. I’m pleased with the result, but I need to come up with a design that will be quicker for the video! To create the video card I used the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set, the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies, and the Classic Garage 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (DSP). Although the DSP is retiring, the stamp set and dies are carrying over into the new annual catalogue. The design on today’s card doesn’t bear any resemblance to the card I made for the video yesterday! My initial idea for today’s card was to stamp and die cut the car on Real Red Cardstock (CS) using Black Memento Ink. Next my plan was to adhere the red car onto the same car on the black and white car design DSP.I found two pieces of the DSP I needed. One piece was a complete sheet and the other sheet had the lower car missing! I’d already die cut that car and used it for another project. Talk about a light bulb moment! It would be far more sensible to put the red die cut car into the negative space of the car!I had the choice to use the sheet with the car already die cut, or the complete sheet, but die cut the car first! I went for the first option, as the car was in a great central position. Instead of using Dimensionals, I die cut five more Real Red cars and adhered them altogether, with the stamped car on top. The photographs don’t really do this part of the card the justice it deserves. In real life the car is very prominent on the card.I chose the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set, because it’s quite small but still easily seen. I’m super pleased that this stamp set is being carried forward! I die cut the sentiment using the Layered Ovals Framelits Dies. Then I used Tombow to adhere the sentiment to a Basic Grey Scalloped Oval die cut from the same set of dies! Then I adhered it to the card front using Dimensionals.To decorate the inside of my card, I adhered another stamped and die cut car. A very striking, unfussy, masculine card! That’s about it from me today. I hope you have a fabulous weekend whatever your plans are. I’ll be back again tomorrow, and in the meantime, happy crafting.
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