Sunday, 4 August 2013

Transport For Nephew

Good morning all
I was asked to make a card for nephew so had a free run – as it was needed for this afternoon I made it last night
Imagine my surprise when I checked out this weeks theme on The Cd Sunday Callenge Blog and found it was Transportation!!!
I used Debbi Moore Cards For Men .
To make the card I used an 8x8 card blank. I needed some red mirri card but I'm afraid its in a safe place with all but gold and silver mirri card – and yes you know what I'm going to say – I cant find my safe place!!!
So instead I used some vellum type paper, its bright red one side and sort of pearlescent and the other, so I used the pearlescent side up, the paper was trimmed so it left an all round border, then I nipped the corners with a punch and stuck to the card with double sided tape.
Next I trimmed a sheet of map paper with red heavy lines from the cd, again I left a border all round and nipped the corners then stuck with double sided tape.
I cut the base image out and matted it to a piece of dark brown card, the corners were nipped on the card.
Using a sheet of the same red vellum paper I folded in half so again I had the pearlescent side showing, I trimmed this so I had a broad all round border, nipped the edges then stuck the brown card to it with double sided tape and finally this entire panel was stuck to my card using large pads, it was up in the left corner.
The decoupage was cut out and fixed in place using small sticky pads.
To finish off I used Happy Birthday and Special Nephew sentiments from a pack by Papermania, these were both stuck to oddments of brown card and cut out to leave borders then stuck at an angle under the image with sticky pads.
Using Cosmic Shimmer clear varnish lacquer I touched the wheel trims and lights.
Finally using some very tiny white peel off letters I added NEP35 to the registration plate as it was for Nephews 35th birthday
And that's the card all finished, insert added, in cello bag ready to be collected!!
I do hope you like this card
See you again soon


  1. What a great old car image and the road map in the background is perfect. Male cards are always tricky but this one fits the bill perfectly.
    Thank you for joining us again this week at CD Sunday.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

  2. Another early bird, Fabulous card and i love the reg plate, a touch of genius, I'm sure your nephew will love it, I do. Thank you for joining us this week.
    sue-b xx
    CD Sunday DT

  3. No wonder you were quick Angela. Must have second sight. A great card and I love that you have used a map as a background and the number plate is perfect.
    Thank you for joining in with us.
    Carol x
    CD Sunday DT

  4. Clever trick with the registration plate. A wonderful card, perfect timing too for our challenge. Thanks for sharing with us at CD Sunday Challenges. Caz

  5. A great card Angela, I love the personalised number plate, a nice touch. Thanks for joining in at CD Sunday this week.

    Sue T x
    CD Sunday DT

  6. Your nephew will love this Angie. It's a great card and I bet he wishes he had a car like that.
    So glad you could share it with us this week.
    Beryl xx
    CD Sunday DT

  7. This is a great card and inspired use of peel offs.
    Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week.
    Jenny x
    CD Sunday DT

  8. I am certain your nephew will love his personalised card Angie, who wouldn't like a car like this one. Super map background. Thanks for joining us again this week.
    Christine xx
    CD Sunday DT

  9. Great take on my challenge, I love the way you folded the map it really makes the card.
    Thanks for taking part.
    Linby x

  10. A great card & I love the way the red road lines compliment your image. (ps - I am not sure but you may get this message twice. Something went wrong just now when I tried to publish it) xx

  11. Fab card, your Nephew should love it, thanks for sharing at CD Sunday x

  12. Smashing card, Angie. Love the map paper background and the red car is fabulous. xxx