Friday, April 12, 2013

It's Your Party!

Hi, everyone!  It's Broni here and I'm your hostess today!

I created a trendy masculine card the other day and thought I'd show it to you and also give you a couple of little tips about the process.  My starting point was this fabulous new 6x6 Trend Setter paper from Fancy Pants.  I used it to create strips across the navy panel and also to add behind the license plate opening.



I used a cute chipboard car embellishment that I found, but you can use any die cut or pre-cut chipboard exactly the same way.  There are LOTS of adorable chipboard and wood die cuts in the embellishments section of the eP store to choose from!

I didn't have the exact color of paint or ink that I wanted to paint the car.  The Bundled Sage ink was a little too dark.  So I smushed some onto my craft sheet then added a drop of Studio Gesso and misted them with water using a Ranger mini-mister.  I mixed these with a Studio paint brush then used that to paint the body of the card.



The rest of the card is pretty straightforward, but I do have one more little hint about attaching a button that has a twine bow tied on the bottom side of the button.  Obviously the whole embellishment won't lie flat, but if you don't want it to flop due to the bulk of the twine in the middle of the button, use tiny pieces of foam tape both above and below the knot.



I hope you're inspired to pull out some fun embellishments and create!



Thank you so much for dropping in today.  I hope your weekend is full of fun and crafty goodness!




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12 comments:

toni said...

Hi Broni love the way you've put this card together, gorgeous retro colours and a great tip with the button x

Sannie said...

really beautifull, love the colors.

greetz sannie

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I love this card, Broni! It makes me think of the old drive in diners....really fun retro colors and great tips on painting the car and the button. You rock!

Kim said...

Fun stuff, Broni! Cute card and great tips!

Annette Green said...

Great masculine card. Love the wood shapes we carry in the store too!

Tracy said...

That`s a beauty for sure Broni! xoxo

Rea' said...

What a fun card... I love your colors, cool trick with the button and twine... thanks!

butterfly said...

Such a fun card... love those papers, and thanks so much for the tip with the button and twine - love the look of that!
Alison x

Teresa Jaye said...

awesome card Broni! Love the color that you mixed up for that adorable car!

Sandy said...

Neat card! All of a sudden I am singing - "It's my party and I'll cry if I want to, cry if I want to - you would cry to if it happened to you"
Sandy

Micki said...

Too stinkin' cute. Love how you incorporated so many different paper pieces and using the chipboard diecut - awesome.

Bonnie Irvine said...

Your cards are always so fresh and creative. This one is no exception. Great combining of papers. patterns and shapes. Thanks for the tip about the button and twine. Such a cute detail!