For my purposes, I rotated the layout to horizontal rather than vertical.
To start my card, I cut the die pieces from white cardstock, using the Vintage T-Bird and Vintage Gas Pump dies. I had to chuckle a bit by the names of these dies. They may be "vintage" images, but they were "new" when I was a teen-ager! I guess that makes me "vintage," too!!!
Normally the first time I color these CottageCutz die-cuts, I use the images on the packaging as my guide.
White - 8 1/2" x 4 1/4", scored at 4 1/4"
Dark Blue - 4 1/4" x 3 1/4" and 5 1/2" x 2 1/4"
Light Blue - 4 1/8" x 3 1/8"
Patterned Paper - 5 3/8" x 2 1/8"
I didn't have a piece of the roadmap paper the correct size; but, because the middle of the strip would be behind the focal panel, I was able to cut two smaller pieces.
I stamped the sentiment on the light blue piece of cardstock, leaving plenty of space for the gas pump and car.
I then constructed my card. I decided that I needed something to ground the images, so I glued a strip of gray cardstock along the bottom of the panel. The gas pump is glued directly to the background, and the car is popped up on foam dots.