Monday, June 11, 2018

Have Fun -- On the Road

I'm so excited with the new "Just for Guys" release at CottageCutz.  Included in this set are 14 dies perfect for that masculine card you've been struggling with!  I used two of them on my card today.  Again I looked back at an old Sketch Challenge layout on Splitcoaststampers.

I used this layout for my card, but I rotated it 180 degrees so that the larger area is at the bottom rather than at the top.

When I saw the Automotive Icons die, I thought I could use the die-cut pieces to create a background -- so that's exactly what I did.  I put a two-sided adhesive sheet on the back of a 6" x 6" piece of black cardstock and cut out the images.

In order to get my top layer balanced, I made a template out of some copy paper . . .

. . . and then cut my cardstock, as follows:

White - 8 1/" x 5 1/2", 3 3/4" x 5"
Black - 4" x 5 1/4"

Using the copy paper template, I cut a lime green piece and a white piece, trimming the white piece slightly smaller.

I then attached most of the Automotive Icon pieces down the side of the smaller white panel, creating my "patterned paper" background.

Now it was time to cut my Build-a-Sign pieces.  After I decided which one of the cute designs I wanted to use for my card, I cut out the pieces using scraps of colored cardstock.

I then colored them with Copic markers to give them a bit more texture . . .

. . . and created my focal layer, adding the car silhouette from the Automotive Icons, and stamping the sentiment.

Here again is my finished card.

CottageCutz "Just for Guys" dies used on this card are:

1 comment:

fusiafscrapping said...

What a wonderful card! Those dies collections are so handy in mens cards. Thanks for sharing Lois.
Lots of love from Isia xx