Saturday, November 9, 2013

A Gold Motorbike??


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

  2. Great card Maxine. Love the motorbike image.

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

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

  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

  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!

  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.

  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

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

  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!

  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

  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.

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

    Huggsss, Angelique

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

  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

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

  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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