Sunday, July 31, 2022



And an especial welcome to Wendy, my newest follower  who has an awesome blog here, please pop over and say 'hi' to her.

This card was made with a specific recipient in mind, who has an engineering background.

The 'design paper' is a piece from an old Websters Encyclopaedia Dictionary, given to me for crafting. Once I found the tables I knew it would be perfect.  So I tore it to size, and then distressed it with Vintage Photo and Faded Jeans D.I.

The car was a magazine freebie die I was given,  it was cut from a low sheen metallic blue card

The sentiment from a new (to me) Newton's Nook stamp set Birthday Sentiments, heat embossed with copper E.P.

The Bakers Twine was on my desk, (it came with the sentiment set) and I wound it around three times and secured it with a knot.

The edges of the inside panel were brushed with the Faded Jeans ink, and then the sentiment from Riley Funny Bones stamped in Espresso Coffee - again the first use of the stamp.
I have heard that the recipient loved the card!

I am linking this to:
(the paper reflects the recipients interest in engineering)
(I coloured the background paper)


Dawn T said...

fabulous Maxine. Love the background paper. Perfect for the car.

brenda said...

A fabulous masculine card Maxine, the colours and newsprint create a super vintage feel.

B x

cheiro urgia said...

What a beautiful vintage masculine card, I love how you reused the old dictionary page to create this beautiful background. It goes so well with the vintage car and makes a perfect birthday card for an engineer. I can imagine that creating something for a known recipient is an extra challenge as expectations might be higher, but it can also be helpful since it gives you the chance to create something really personal. You've certainly done a great job here and I'm sure the recipient will be thrilled to see what you've come up with. Thanks for joining the Alphabet challenge.

Hugs, Veronika

Gerrina said...

So fitting! And a beautiful car-die cut! Love the blue on the vintage piece of paper! Hugs, Gerrina

JD/ Jill said...

Very nicely done card, Maxine. I was inspired to make a car card today too.

Bonnie said...

What an awesome die, Maxine! I love the silvery, blue roadster and the sparkly sentiment! The table in the background makes this extra special for an engineer! So nice to see this in the NBUS gallery!

Darnell said...

It's look like a simple design, but I see you put a lot of care and detail into it, Maxine! All those wonderful details add tons of interest and depth and shine to make it a fabulous manly birthday card! Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

Melanie Hungerford said...

What a special and personal card, love how you used perfect paper for the recipient. Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge!

cotnob said...

A super card Maxine, a fabulous vintage image and your background paper is perfect.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

R's Rue said...

So great

Neet said...

How fortunate you were to have that old paper to use as your background. It works so well for the recipient, perfect! A lovely image of the ar too, and I do like it in the cardstock you used to cut it from.
Everything has worked so well, the lettering, the baker's twine everything.
A delightful card.
Blessings, Neet xx

Angela said...

Love all the elements to your card. Thanks for joining us at Arty Divas this month. Angela (DT) xoxo

aussie aNNie said...

Adorable card, fabulous as always with the gorgeous colours and design ♥

Irish Cherokee said...

This is a man's card for sure. A great deal of thought and magic went into the design of this card. I can see why he loved it. Beautifully done.

Hugs and Blessings,

Deborah Wheeler said...

Great masculine card Maxine - such a good choice fo background paper. Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge. Deborah DT

MeSi said...

Great card! Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again!

Merja DT

Carol W said...

Cute cute cute card Maxine.

Josje said...

Nice card thanks for joinig colour crazy groetjes Josje DT