Monday, June 10, 2013

The Cutting Cafe Crusin by to Say Hi

This week we were asked to make a card from the Cruisin by to Say Hi set.  I was having a problem with my learning curve on my Portrait machine so I decided to use the Classic Car print files.  After printing the digi stamp out, I cut the piece with the image piece and another piece in black with my Nestabilities die cut.  Since I had used the largest of the shape for the image, I used the same size for the black and just cut it in half lengthwise and adhered it to the image to give the illusion of a frame.  I colored the car with Copic markers and highlighted the "chrome" with a metallic silver pen.  I sponged the background to look like it was sitting on an old dirt road.  The brown layer is embossed with a Stampin' Up embossing folder.  I used a thin black ribbon and some silver square brads and colored the corners with a brown Copic to make it seem more masculine.  The whole panel was layered onto a teal card base.  The inside of the card says "Happy birthday to a real classic".  I am sending it to a friend for his birthday.  I must say the card did not photograph well.  It shows all of the flaws, but it looks really good in person!  Trust me!!

This set is perfect for a fathers day card or any time you need a card for a man.  There are many cars (including race cars) and lots more sayings.  They are even great to make for a woman or a girl that has just received her drivers license.  There are so many possibilities and the cut files are wonderful!  Hopefully, I will use them the next time I make one of these cards.  I really love the cards that are cut out in the shape of the image.  Be sure to check out The Cutting Cafe site and see what wonderful things you can choose, to make that special one of a kind card!

Please leave me a comment and tell me what you think.  I love to receive comments!

Till next time...


  1. Really like how this appears to be an old photo matted with fabric.

  2. Too cool, Barbara. I love the inking of the sky and ground.

  3. Oh very nice card Barbara! Lots of great details on the car as well as the way you've created a frame - genius!