Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Cruisin' Vintage Style

If masculine cards are not your forte, you're not alone, it's not mine either. However, a great challenge is one that makes you face your nemesis and so that's exactly what the ladies over at
Our Creative Corner are doing this week for their challenge.
The minute I read it, I knew I had to make a card about cars.  The theme is...
Men's Passion, Hobby or Interest.
How flippin' fun is that? Sooo fun!
 So, here's what my man loves....
CARS!!! 
If it's got wheels, an exhaust (loud preferably) and goes 0-60 in some stupid crazy time, he's all about it.
I researched the new 2013 Boss 302; which he is currently drooling over, but I couldn't find the exact picture I wanted, so I changed gears (Ha! I just made an unintentional pun there) and went with a classic '57 Chevy. 
The background is a cool image of a garage and coffee shop back in the good ol' days (coffee is another passion of his) and thought it would make the perfect backdrop for this red beast.
I printed the car out twice, cut out the silver fin and wheels from the second picture and layered them over the first for more depth with foam squares.  Placed the old $0.15 magazine image the SoCal ad, Missouri map, route 66 Missouri sign, Cruisin' sign, the Fire Chief gas pump and silly sign that says "Still plays with cars" and I thought I was done...LOL!
Silly me,
You can't put a car on display without a sweet wax job, duh!
Can you see the gnarly shine on that red boat? That's the handy work of my husband using Glossy Accent!  He was right, that looks sooooo way better.
 Anywho...that's my card and I had a fantastic time creating this vintage masculine card for the challenge theme over at Our Creative Corner here.
Maybe someone else out there can relate to their man's love of cars.  I don't get it.  Then again, they probably don't completely grasp our love of colored sparkly glue either.
Touche!
Hope you're having a great week so far!
Thanks for Cruisin' by my blog....

Lisa :)

28 comments:

Lynn B. said...

Oh, Lisa! It touches me so much to hear that your sweet fella helped with this card. How supportive of your passion! And the card is amazing! I'm going to try to do something like it just to challenge myself. It won't hold a candle to yours, of course, but it will satisfy me and that's all I'm going for.
Hugs to you, my sweet, sweet Friend!

Sue said...

Hello Q
How urbane that your other half feels the need to spruce up the car--d with Glossy accents! It is remarkable to me that he even knows about this product, let alone how it works!
Route 66-how classic, all the elements are wonderful and represents the Challenge so very very well, you have made an amazing card, it has got passion written all over it.
Thanks for joining us again this week at Our Creative Corner, we are enjoying seeing all the Toys and Passions of our Men folk, it is very enlightening.
Smiles:)
O

Michelle said...

oh my! Great card! Great car :) I would love one of those sitting in my driveway. Just the thought of a simpler time is not such a bad thing :) I love this card!
Blessings,
Michelle

Sandy said...

Wow that looks so cool love the car yes the wax job finishes it perfectly :)

Stampin D Amour said...

Lisa - this is so fab!!! I also love your burger card in the previous post! You are the QUEEN of creative 3D embellishments!!! xo

-pamela :)

anna christensen crafts said...

Lisa, this is so very cool! xx

angelwhispers said...

Wow superb!!!! A fabulous detailed card and such perfect detail Lisa and how lucky are you to have your DH help out!! Mine was just so annoying yesterday about my card to will not be asking him about anything in future!! Love Chanelle xxx

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow this is fabulous .. love the car! wish i had one!
Lisa x

Shelby said...

The hell you can't make male cards! This looks amazing and your hubby will probably frame it and think he is so special:)!! Fantastic as always

Shelby

Lori said...

Can't go wrong with a '57 Chevy - we had one when I was little! Love, love the dimension on your card - it's fabulous!

Margaret said...

OH MY!!!! If this is not the ultimate in testosterone themed cards... LOVE how you arranged everything and was so impressed that DH added the shine! Maybe I should send him a bottle of GA with our next card shipment!! teehee! I'm not sure my DH would know what this was, much less how to use it!
The manly passion in our home is anything with an engine (two wheels or four!) so this is right up his alley! Alley! Ahhh another punny!!

Tracy said...

I'm in the same boat with you. Not the Chevy hee hee, but hubby is a car lover too--1966 Mustang Fast Back is his dream car and no, he doesn't get my love of colored sparkly glue either. LOL you've used that fabulous imagination of yours to it's fullest again on this amazing card. Great composite of all things "manly car buff". Hugs to ya Twang!

Mitra Pratt said...

That card is pretty darn SWEEET! I love the glossy accents!!! Great card!!!!!

Got a new small rosette die while I was off travelling. I wonder how many e-mails I will answer before I use it..

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow! This is fantastic card! Love all the vintage elements and pretty layout. Thank you for joining the challenge at Our Creative Corner.

Elaine said...

Hi Lisa,what a lovely card I love the design and well done to hubby for helping , my hubby helps me sometimes its great !! I am feeling much better now and am back viewing everyone’s creations. I love what you have been creating lately , fantastic work
well done Hugs Elaine

Annie said...

Hi Lisa . Thank you for the kind comments on my blog. This is a fantastic card and I love all the elements you have put together. My OH helps me at times, usually at Christmas as I am always running behind. Take care and happy crafting......Annie :)

Chrissy said...

Hello me Darlin'...so glad to be back and cant wait to get posting on a regular basis....thanks for your lovely comment, you made my head swell which made my hair shorter...but she is still as straight as a die...Fantastic male card and just love the shine on the car, the red just 'POPS'..ahhh!! Boys and their toys....brilliant card.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Delphine said...

WOW, your card is fantastic! Brilliant design and details, you are so creative! Thank you for your visit to my blog and for following me, I'm really touched and very happy I clicked on your name to visit you and follow you too, your creations are gorgeous! Hugs Delphine xx

Marie-Louise said...

What a fabulous male card. fantastic.

Tracy said...

Thank you Lisa for your kind words on my blog. I have been looking through yours and I love your style, I wish mine was more like it, but I tend to change my style from month to month I think! LOL. I am sure some of the greens I used which I tend to use a lot would be yg21, 23, 25. can't remember what others I used.. probably had some prisma pencils on top too.
Hugs
Tracy

Lisa S. said...

Love your card {pardon me, yours and hubby's card} with all the little details included for us to ponder over. You are so original in your approach and I agree that the Glossy Accents was a cool touch! :-)I love that Route 66 sign too!!!

Sandy said...

Truly wonderful! I do think you should be a professional writer. I remember when my parents had one of these "little" babies. It was bright yellow. Of course that was way before you were born.
Sandy

happyglitzygirl said...

I am loving this, absolutely fantastic. Blessings Hilde

Samantha said...

one word = FLIPPINGSUPERFABUOUS! hehhehe!

Angelica said...

Fantastic card!! I really love your work!!

Thank you very much for your nice comment on my blog, I really appreciate it.
What was needed to get my husband interested in my hobby was the purchase of the Cameo ... it was actually his idea. Apparently it should be something with a motor ....

sarah's little snippets said...

A brilliant card Lisa! I love the glossy accents and the layering. I just wish my hubby was into cars....it's a job even getting him to wash ours!
I love your blog ~ you make beautiful cards and are so inspirational :) I've just become a follower. Sarah x

MarcyK924 said...

OH EM GEE, this is FABULOUS, Lisa! Before I read the directions, I kept staring at the card to see what it was that was shiny! Excellent design!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Lisa, this is vintage, car-lovin' awesomeness!!! I love all of the fun detail you added, especially that shiny coat of wax. Absolutely gorgeous inspiration for the challenge. I'm so glad you joined us this week at Our Creative Corner! Wowza! Have a great day! :)