Friday, October 04, 2013

Need a Little Pick Up

Tomorrow, we are attending a 90th birthday party for a very sweet man, the father of one of our closest friends.  It's been a while since I've needed a masculine card, so this one was both a bit of a challenge and a refreshing change.

The little pick-up truck is an old SU stamp, but it's just great for guy cards.  The background paper is embossed with gears, and the little banner used the same folder.  I directly inked the raised parts of the gears on the banner to bring out the detail.  I distressed the edges of the background with the airbrush.

The banner looked pretty empty, but then, I remembered the keys that I have stashed away.  I picked a small, light one, and it works perfectly for the embellishment here.

The blue and brown background colors on the image layer were done with the airbrush.  I colored the truck first and then, masked it to airbrush over and around it. The truck layer was cut out using a Spellbinder's die.

The small 'pearls' at the bottom were white originally.  The airbrush was used to change them to a dark brown.  What a difference it made.  I love how these turned out.  Hemp twine was also used to embellish the card.

No challenge for this one....just a fun card to create.  I hope that he really likes his card.

Have a peaceful Friday evening and a great, big, beautiful tomorrow!



  1. Fabulous job on this. Love the airbrushing. I'm sure he will be so thrilled to receive this from you since it's made with love.

  2. Love how the card turned out, and changing the color of the pearls was a great idea too!

  3. Great card, Shell. You're having way too much fun with that airbrush. LOL Your work is beautiful!


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