Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Chrome Birthday Wishes

Good Evening Crafters!

Today I want to share a birthday card I made for a VERY SPECIAL Birthday.
I needed to create a manly birthday card this week, so I was excited to do something a little different.  This is the first card I have made in a long while that I did not use glitter on.
I created the chrome diamond plate with white cardstock and 3 different colors of gray and metallic silver inks.  I colored the cardstock by stamping a light gray all over the paper.  Next I added the Metallic silver ink all over the light gray, a little more randomly.  Lastly I added the dark gray around the edges.
After I got the shading just right, I ran it through the embossing machine
with the diamond plate embossing folder.
I used copic markers to color the truck.  I wanted it have some variances in the color (just like the real truck I was trying to copy).
I added a few wrench cutouts because the man I am making this
card for LOVES to mechanic.
I also hand lettered the license plate with HB 2U (Happy Birthday To You).
I also pop dotted the blue banner and the truck.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

These are some awesome blogs sites with some awesome designers with some awesome inspiration.
Did I mention they were awesome?!


  1. What a cool card. Thank you so much for linking your project at Love to Scrap challenge blog.

  2. Such an awesome boy card! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Nest Dolls challenge.....xo

  3. Super Cute ! Thanks for joining us at Loves To Scrap.

  4. Great male card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

  5. Holly Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us, great guys card! Thanks for playing at Here Come The Boys Woo x

  6. Super card,thank you for joining us at Cupcake this week.
    Louise xx

  7. Thank you for linking up with The Paper Girls! Your cards is stunning {in a manly way!}

  8. I like the diamond plate - very clever! Thanks for sharing your fab card in the Monochrome challenge at Here Come The Boys
    Good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna, HCTB DT ☺