Monday, 16 April 2012

Marianne Design Creatables T Ford Birthday Card

To prepare the die-cut car

1.  Using your Cuttlebug V2 Machine and the Marianne Design Creatables Stencil die-cut a front and rear car out of white card and a front and rear car out of a silver metal foil. Whilst the die-cut is still in the die, run the die through the machine again with a tan mat to emboss each of the die-cuts.

2.  Use markers of your choice to colour the white car. I used a Zig Painty FX Marker in Silver to outline the embossed areas then coloured the car using red and pale grey Copic markers for the exterior and a Promarker in light brown for the dashboard and interior.

Photo 1

3. Cut the grill and bumper bars from the metallic car and adhere the bumper bars to the coloured car with Sakura Quickie Glue as shown in photo 1. I used an embossing tool to add extra detail to the front grill and mounted this using foam squares to add dimension.

4.  Punch three tiny circles from the orange card and two small circles from the yellow shimmer card and adhere to the front and back of the car using Sakura Quickie Glue (these represent indicators/blinkers and headlights).

The car is now complete.

To prepare the base card
1.  Sponge the edges of a White C6 size card with black ink.

2.  Cut a piece of black Bazzill card leaving a 5mm border of the base card showing. Sponge the edges of the black card using white chalk ink then dot around the edges using the white paint-like marker. Adhere to base card using double-sided tape.

3.  Using a die-cutting machine and the Nestabilities Label One, 7cm x 7cm die, cut a label in the upper section of the card.

4.  Dot around the edges of the cut-out section on the outside of the card using the white paint-like marker, then dot around the edges of the cut-out section on the inside of the card using a black marker.

4.  Cut a piece of acetate to 73mm x 73mm and carefully slide this in between the black card and the white base card to create a "window".

Photo 2

5.  Affix the front of the car to the acetate on the outside of the card using clear squares, then affix the rear of the car on the inside of the card also using clear squares (position the rear of the car directly behind the front of the car as per photo 2).

6.  Using foam squares mount a greeting of your choice to the bottom of your card. I used a black peel-off "happy birthday" greeting on white card, which I layered onto silver glitter card.

Your card is now complete!


Yellow shimmer card
Bazzill card in black and orange 
Small circle punches
Metal Foil in silver
Copic markers and Promarkers

Clear squares
Versa Color Chalk Ink in white

American Crafts Galaxy Marker in white paint-like ink


my craft cupboard said...

Vicki your card is very creative, A fabulous card for a male.
Well done

Sandie Edwards said...

Love the way you created a wonderful masculine card!! Something I really struggle with ... 'men stuff' .. LOL