Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Woo Hoo Rev Up The Fun with Retro Sketches

VROOM!VROOM! Hello stamping friends. I am riding in to bring you a card challenge for the Retro Sketches today. I stamped this while still in Ohio with my friend Julia who has this set that I don't yet, so when I saw this sketch challenge I knew I wanted to use this set to make a male birthday card. I can never have enough of those in my card stash. We had a great day last Saturday as we went to walk around the gardens of the estate of Stan Hywet who was the Good Year Rubber owner's property from years ago. OMG!, it was so beautiful as Julia and I walked for two hours or more around this property and the gardens, ponds, and statues were incredible. Look at this place. It was more like a castle. 

This was just so pretty. Can you imagine living in this place?

Okay on my challenge card I used the Crumb Cake card stock for my base and then cut my Very Vanilla piece of Card Stock the width of the tread mark and the length of my card stock. I stamped the motorcycle image with Cajun Craze ink and then used the retired Versamark Marker to color over the image and embossed it with clear embossing  powder. It turned out so shiny like a new motorcycle. COOL! My other ink colors for the verse from the set are Garden Green and then I stamped the tread over it with Crumb Cake. I just used the tread and using my Stamp-a-ma-jig stamped the tread in the three colors (can't live without that Stamp-a-ma-jig) and then stamped the dirt in Crumb cake. I figured it needed something else so I added a Neutrals Button  and tied some Linen Thread through it. Then added some Candy Dots to fit the challenge layout for the Retro Sketches.

Here are the details-
Stamp Sets; Rev Up The Fun-130523 Clear; 130520 Wood
Card Stock; Crumb Cake 120953, Very Vanilla 101650
Inks; Crumb Cake 126975, Garden Green 126973, Cajun Craze 126965
Tools and Accessories; Big Shot 113439, Labels Collection Framelits 125598, Sponges 101610, Versa Marker-retired, Embossing Buddy 103083, Clear Embossing Powder 109130, Heat Tool 129053,
Neutral Candy Dots 130934, Neutrals Designer Buttons 130031, Linen Thread 104199Snail 104332,
Stamp-a-ma-jig 101049

So I hope you can rev up some fun this week and please make sure you check out the other beautiful cards here:www.retrosketches.blogspot.com

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Thanks for stopping by today.
Hugs, Bev


  1. Oooh, another beautiful card Bev - Looks like you love this sketch as much as I do - LOL!

  2. Great use of the sketch - I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup again this week!


  3. Awesome male card Bev. I like your shiny motorcyle and all the treads. Vx


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