Thursday, March 22, 2018

Clunker Birthday Wishes

Hi there,

So glad you dropped by today. We've got another snow day, so what better way to spend it than in the craft room! Here is my second March Reveal card. I just love this stamp set - I Love Old Trucks set 890 - perfect for all the men in your life! Some Copper Gilding Flakes, bleach and  Nuvo embellishment mousse covered gears for this make today:

So to begin I stamped the truck using the Stamp Platform onto black cardstock with Nuvo Clear Mark ink. Stickum embossing powder was applied to the ink and heat embossed till it became tacky.

The Gilding Flakes were pressed on to the tacky embossing powder and excess flakes were brushed away with the Texture Brush.

I "colored" my truck with bleach in a Water Brush. This gave an old worn-out look. I then die cut the image using Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame Borders using the Tangerine Machine.

For my background I ran the Darice Steam Punk embossing folder and rust cardstock through the Tangerine. I used the Nuvo Large Glue Pen to run over the raised gears and when it dried enough to tacky, I applied the Sunkissed Copper Gilding Flakes, taking off the extra with the Texture Brush.

I then ran this piece through the Tangerine again - this time with the Cuttlebug Diamond Plate and then this time I applied some Fresh Copper embellishment Mousse over the entire piece using a Jumbo Dauber.

The Want 2 Scrap paper gears were embellished using some Fresh Copper, Indian Gold, and Black Ash embellishment Mousses using the Jumbo Dauber.

The Happy Birthday Banner was cut out of both black cardstock and rust cardstock. I then lay 1/2" Tear-ific Tape behind the negative space and inserted the black sentiment. Autumn Frost glitter was then burnished into the open sticky areas.

The card was put together with mounting tape and pop dots. The gears were added with brads and pop dots, with Autumn Frost being added to the sticky centers of the gears (from the pop dot).

Hope you've enjoyed my share today?

Below are the products I used to create my card this week, most of which can be found on the SNS website.

I love Old Trucks Set 890
Tonic Stamp Platform
Bleach in Water Brush
Copic Marker E08
Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame Borders
Want 2 Scrap Paper Gears
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Diamond Plate
Darise Embossing Folder Steam Punk
Copper brads

Large round pop dots

We're trying something new this month instead of our traditional Blog Hop. Now you have to leave a comment both here on my personal blog and then head over to the SNS blog post and leave a comment there as well for your chance to win a $20 gift card to SNS! One lucky winner will be chosen from one of the Designers' posts on the last day of each month. A comment must be left on both the SNS Blog and the Designer's post in order to qualify. The winner will be announced on the 3rd of the following month, both on the SNS Blog and on the SNS Facebook page. Thanks for leaving us some love and good luck!

I'd like to join in the following challenges with my card today:

Watercooler Wednesday #162 Charlotte's Masculine: Anything Goes
Challenge 4 Guys Challenge #190: Things with Tails (Tail lights!)
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #3: Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge #23: Anything Goes

Thanks again for stopping by,
Warm hugs,



  1. Wonderful techniques
    used on this card. I
    like how you bleached
    the truck.
    Carla from Utah

  2. This is totally a guy card all the way. I was impressed with how you did the truck image, but your background dry and wet embossing is really something. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creative card with the Watercooler Wednesday Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge this week.

  3. I love this big old truck and especially in the colors you used to make it. And, adding the gears really makes this a great guy card design. I really love it!

  4. Brilliant masculine card, Shona, great design and I love the gears. xx

  5. Shona, snow days are the perfect excuse to hole up in one's craft room. And what an incredible piece of art you managed to create! You combination of dry and wet embossing and those wonderful colours really make this a "wow" card. Love that image of the truck! Beautiful work! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  6. I love that you have used the Stickum Powder, Shona! Seems like a less messy way of adhering the Gilding Flakes. Fantastic creation with all the rustic, rusty, retro designs! (like my alliteration?). Hoping this is the last snow of the season for you - gosh - we have frost this morning, and the afternoon is supposed to be 80? Poor Mother Nature - she is obviously confused! Have a great day, Shona. hugs, de

  7. Just love it such a great card for a man Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

  8. This looks fabulous. Great work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "World Wide Open Design Team Challenge" and best of luck with your entry.
    Annette DT

  9. Another stupendous creation Shona, love what oyu have done with the flakes and the embossing (both).
    Love it.
    I'm not sure what you mean by "tacky" when you heat the powder? You know I'm new to stamping! LOL.

  10. Oh Shona what you created here is simply amazing. Love the result you got with the old car and your background is so full of texture. Those gears are perfect. Fantabulous!!!

  11. A lovely image of a truck. Thanks for joining us at Cardz for Guyz

  12. Love the look of this! It's vintagey with a twist. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

  13. A fabulous card but sorry, not eligible with your 'tail' lights. Thanks for sharing it with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz. DT.

  14. Great card Shona, love that stamp and all the technique on your card

  15. What an absolutely perfect 'guy' card. I always love these old truck images, and my goodness, you've made this one spectacular. The bleaching & gilding techniques show it off so beautifully. I liked the combination of the embossing folders, too (and what you did with the gears!) The first time I saw the C/B diamond one (an oldie but goodie) I thought of the pattern you see on so many of the toolboxes that workmen attach to the trucks. Really splendid look and great techniques on this one, Shona! TFS & Hugs - Happy Easter.

  16. Fabulous card Shona and love how you added the bleach technique making the truck look really old...funny we both had the gilding flakes and yet both so different!! Have a happy Easter!!

  17. How gorgeous, Shona! I love the gilding flakes and the touch of steampunk - it really gives your card a metallic, masculine look! This is super! Hugs to you!

  18. You did so well with this one!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Ania DT

  19. Love the layers and layout. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Vicki DT for


Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share in part of your day. I would love to hear what you think about my latest creation!