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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Rev Up the Fun! Motorcycle

This post has been linked to:
Papertrey Ink: Make It Monday #124 - Decorated Envelopes
Moxie Fab World: Birthday Card Challenge
Melissa Phillips from Papertrey Ink, demonstrated how she uses stamps and dies to decorate envelopes in this week's Make It Monday #124 video. I love the idea of carrying the theme of a card to the interior and the envelope.  I had just finished making a card for my brother's birthday and decided that a decorated envelope would be a great finishing touch!!

 Envelope Background:
* Watercolour Wonder - PTI Fine Linen, Hawaiian Shores, Soft Moss inks
* Off the Grid - Stampin' Up  (Memento: Rich Cocoa)

Stamp Details: (PTI Fine Linen, Hawaiian Shores, Soft Moss inks;  Memento: Rich Cocoa)
* Postmarks  - PTI stamps &die
* Tag Its #10 - PTI  balloons

Sentiments: (Memento: Rich Cocoa)
* Beary Special - Taylored Expressions
* Ad Sense - PTI (Limited Edition!)
   Spring Moss card stock; circle punch;    
* Block Alphabet Dies - PTI  
   (brown card stock)

Envelope - Back Flap

I repeated some of the details from the front of the envelope 
using Watercolor Wonder. The winged image from Postmarks &
a sentiment from Everyday Button Bits complete the back flap.


     When I saw the Stampin' Up set Rev Up the Fun!! I knew it would be great set for masculine birthday cards. My brother and sister-in-law have gone on many motorcycle tours of Canada, United States and even South Korea. They just returned from a tour of the eastern U.S. last month, so I decided to use the motorcycle image for his birthday card.

     I started by using Watercolor Wonder and several colours to stamp a background. Off the Grid (Stampin' Up) was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. The sentiment was stamped in the top corner with black ink. This panel was cut with a square nestabilities and then matted with Hawaiian Shores card stock. 

The motorcycle was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and then fussy cut. A few details were highlighted with copic markers and a clear glitter gel pen. It was mounted with 3D foam dots for added dimension. The 'dust' was accented with a gold gel pen on both front panels.


Two banners were die cut and mounted onto a white card base that was impressed with the Linen/Canvas Impression Plate.

Hawaiian Shores Banner -cut with Nested Pennants, impressed with the Linen/Canvas IP
White Banner - cut with Double-ended Banner Die, heat embossed with gold embossing powder and Off the Grid stamp. Turquoise and green candy dots were added.

A tire track stamp was also included in this SU set and I wanted to use it to make a frame for the sentiment on the inside of the card. After stamping it 
four times onto white card stock, I cut them out and mitered the corners. 
The inside dimensions of the frame were too small for the sentiment that I wanted to use, so I carefully trimmed it and then mounted it onto the inside 
of the card. I don't think it really looks like tire tracks anymore, but I do like 
the way it frames the sentiment (Stylish Sentiments: Birthday, Hawaiian Shores Ink).

Card Details   (PTI, unless noted) 
Stamps - Watercolour Wonder, Stylish Sentiments: Birthday; 
              Stampin' Up:  Rev Up the Fun!, Off the Grid
Inks - Fine Linen, Hawaiian Shores, Soft Moss;  Momento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark
Papers - Stamper's Select White, Hawaiian Shores
Dies - Double-ended Banner Die; Spellbinder's Nested Pennants and Classic Squares
Other - Linen/Canvas Impression Plate, Stampin' Up Candy Dots. Gold Embossing Powder; 
            3D Foam Dots; copic markers; Sakura Glitter Gel Pen - Clear & Gold

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.


Joyce said...

Fabulous card and envelope set. All man, all the way. I'm sure your brother will just love it.

Kathryn A said...

Wonderful card and envelope!! Love them!

Nora N. said...

Wow! Your card is STUNNING!!! LOVE everything about it!!

Hélène said...

Your set is amazing !

Karen said...

awesome cards...love...

Cath said...

Hey Karen! Thanks for linking this up to the Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Christine Blain said...

I just LOVE this card Karen - it's fabulous! Thank your for inspiring me!