Friday, September 14, 2012

Poppin' '53 Chevy

Happy Friday!  I have a neat card fold to share with you today called a Shadow box card.  My husband's birthday is Monday and I actually managed to get his card done DAYS before...go me!!  I always struggle with guy cards simply because I love frills and flowers and the all men I have to design for are none of that!  I'd seen a few punch art Volkswagen Beetle cards in my internet travels and started fiddling around with idea of making a punch art truck instead.  The basic idea is really the same, just with a few tweaks and additions.

Here's a side view to show the depth this card has:

The concept of the Shadow box fold is really a simple one.  Take two pieces of cardstock the same size; one usually Whisper White the other any color of your choice.  Score each piece on top and bottom at 1/2" and 1".  On the colored cardstock cut a shape such as a circle, square, or oval.  Layer the two pieces together and stamp within the opening onto the bottom layer - layering the cardstock will ensure your image is centered when your card is complete.  Place sticky strip in between the score lines on the Whisper White cardstock, remove backing and adhere the two pieces of cardstock together, creating your box shape.  A full picture tutorial can be found on Splitcoast Stampers HERE.


Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, So Happy for You (retired Sale-a bration item)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Basic Black, Basic Gray
Ink: Sahara Sand, Basic Gray, Wild Wasabi, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Tempting Turquoise, Island Indigo, Not Quite Navy,Basic Black
Accessories: Simply Scored Scoring tool, Modern label punch, Word Window punch, Owl punch, 1/2" circle punch, small oval punch, large oval punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, piercing tool, mat pack, white gel pen, Versamark, clear embossing powder, silver embossing powder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, sponges, tombow adhesive, sticky strip, dimensionals, metallic brads

To complete the background first mask off the highway portion with post it notes.  Sponge Sahara Sand and Basic Gray, shading with Basic Black along the edges.  Using a ruler add white lines along the edge of each side of the highway.  Remove masks and place them over the highway portion just sponged.  Sponge Wild Wasabi, Old Olive, and Always Artichoke for grass line.  Place a torn post it note along the skyline and sponge mountains with the same colors used for the highway.  Remove all post it notes and sponge the sky with Tempting Turqouise, Island Indigo, and Not Quite Navy until achieving desired result.  Add trees using a Stamp-a-ma-jig and Always Artichoke along the side of the highway.  Finish by adding a dotted line cut out freehand with Daffodil Delight cardstock.

The truck is made as follows:
Roof and windshield are a large oval punch with the ends trimmed off to size.  I coated the windshield with clear embossing powder to give it a shiny appearance. The trucks antenna is a small piece of cardstock with the smallest circle from the owl punch added on top.  The hood portion is a 1 3/4" circle with the bottom portion trimmed off.  Details were added to the hood with a stylus tool.  Headlight hood portion is a small oval punch with the bottom trimmed off.  Headlights are made with a 1/2" circle punch and the largest circle from the owl punch.  The bumper is made with the word window punch and the tires are made with the modern label punch.  Tire details were added with the stylus tool.  The chrome grill was cut freehand.  All chrome pieces were Versamarked then silver embossed.  Before assembling with tombow adhesive all pieces were sponged on the edges with Basic Black ink.  Finishing details were added with a white gel pen.  The completed truck was then adhered to the card with a dimensional.

Thanks so much for looking!
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Karren said...

This is amazing! What a great job you've done. So clever.

Daria said...

This is a terrific, fun card! Thank you for the tutorial.

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