Saturday, November 9, 2013

A Gold Motorbike??

Welcome

I needed a card for a customer, and it was for a young man in his mid-teens.
I was not sure of his aspirations, but figured that most young men are interested in mechanical things, so went with a motor cycle theme.


I used the image in two ways - to make a background, and for the focal point.


The focal image was embossed, cut with an oval die, and a line of red ink was run around the border before the die was removed.  This was mounted offset over a maroon oval that had been treated with a gold pen.


The image was randomly stamped over the background with a distress ink (fired brick), and a frame drawn through those images.


The opposite side of the card was covered with some textured wallpaper.


A simple sentiment embossed and mounted like the focal image finished the card.

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18 comments:

  1. A cool masculine card Maxine - love the gold motorbike. It is fun to use wallpaper on cards - love it! {{{hugs}}}

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  2. Great card Maxine. Love the motorbike image.

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  3. A good card for any man. I like the use of the wallpaper. Kate x

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  4. Great masculine card! Love the embossing. Thanks for joining at CCCC: Monochromatic
    Hugs
    Dewi

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  5. I love this, it is really very suitable for a man. Like the motorbike! Thank you so much for joining the CCCC-challenge, Hugs, Cindy

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  6. This is a great masculine card - bold and rugged! The colors, with the gold accents, are perfect with the image. I especially like how you made your own background paper. Offsetting the ovals with another oval is genius!

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  7. Beautiful embossing once again and love this card! I think all guys like things like this and it's going to be perfect for whoever it's going to.
    Lynn

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  8. Fantastic gold motorbike love both the ways you used image and great textured wallpaper --thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
    Carol DT x

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  9. Harley Gold, how much better can it get? Offsetting the ovals was very clever Maxine. Carole

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  10. This is such a cool, cool card! I love the motorcycle embossed on the oval and the lines drawn around the ovals- both in maroon and gold! Love the texture of the wallpaper. Fab card!

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  11. Great card! i love the textures and the way you used the oval focal image. Thanks for linking your card up with us at the Sister Act Challenge Blog.
    Hugs, Cathy xx

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  12. Maxine, I'm lovin' this card!!! My 84 year old Dad still rides a motorcycle. Thanks for the tip on running the ink around the border of the die before it's removed. Love the look and I never would have thought of doing that. I'm learning so much from you. Blessings.

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  13. What a great masculine card.
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers

    Huggsss, Angelique
    EngelDesignsScrap

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  14. OH Maxine, you are the queen of embossing! You have this technique down pat! Lovely card, especially for the motor cycle enthusiasts! xoxo

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  15. Wonderful card , great colours. Thank you for joining us at Creative Finger's with our anything goes with optional distress twist challenge , hugs Tania (DT) xx

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  16. Fabulous. The gold embossed motorcycle really stands out against the magenta background. Perfect masculine card.

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  17. Great idea to go with the motorcycle theme for a masculine card, it looks great! Thanks for joining us at Seize The Birthday :)

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Thank you for taking the time to comment - it is very much appreciated and your comments are treasured. Maxine D