Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Retro Birthday {Scrapy Land #55}

It's time for a new Scrapy Land Challenge, and since it's the first Wednesday of the month, the theme is Anything Goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.

I used the following dies to create this birthday card:

Die-Versions: Retro Car
Impression Obsession: All-in-One Frame Rectangles 2
Tonic Studios: Retro Birthday.  Here are lots of other choices for the sentiment as well.

I started out by die cutting the Retro car from both white cardstock and red mirror cardstock.  I embellished a couple of the negative white pieces by adding glossy accents and sprinkling a little glitter onto the wet glue.  Copic markers were used to color the wheels.

The background was created by die cutting the All-in One rectangles die twice - once from the plaid cardstock and once from black cardstock.  Since this die cuts all the frames at the same time, I just inserted the ones I wanted and then adhered together on the back.  then I added my snowy backdrop (since this is for a winter birthday).

The sentiment was die cut twice as well - once in the red mirror cardstock and once in black cardstock.  Then these are layered together to give a shadow effect.  Normally, the white that you see between the letters is open space, but it needed to be emphasized more.  To create the backing for this sentiment, I used the negative cutout.  I traced around it with a pencil and then fussy cut it out.

The card front was dry embossed with a Tonic Studio embossing folder (Modern Chevrons) before adhering the focal pieces.


Donna Ellis said...

Anne, this is one fantastic retro card! I love that the car looks so authentic with the different colors you have die cut, and frame is perfect on that madris plaid!! But the tonic dies look REALLY spectacular! I can almost visualize the movies I have seen at drive in theaters - thanks for the happy memories and terrific card! hugs, de

Samra Leshinski said...

What a great retro style card! Love that car die :)
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Donna said...

What a striking g card Anne! I am always looking for masculine card inspiration, thanks!

Sara Barker said...

Oh, Anne, I've already added that die to my wish list! What a fabulous masculine card! Hugs!

Lori Kobular said...

Anne this card is so adorable! I have gone to buy that DV car die a couple of times and change my mind, but now after seeing your card I think I have to get it ~ it is so cute! I love the papers you used and that Happy Birhtday die is awesome! Great Birthday card!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, I love this, Anne!! The retro HB die is perfect with the DV car!! I'm heading to SL right now to add it to my wish list!! Love, love this!! I'm going to borrow this design for my dad's birthday card this year!!Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Shona Erlenborn said...

Fabulous! How cool is that car die! Totally love it. Very retro and just a perfect masculine birthday card.

Sherrie K. said...

Fabulous card! I LOVE the car die..super cool design!
Sherrie k

Shelly Schmidt said...

I just love this card!!!