Hello and welcome back, crafting friends.
It's my turn today to share a card on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.
I made this card for my Uncle and since it's going to be put in the mail to go overseas, I didn't want to add any embellishments that would make it bulky.
I began by adhering a piece of double-sided adhesive sheet to a piece of black cardstock. Using the Elizabeth Crafts Chevron Background die, I cut the background for my card. I peeled the backing off and adhered it to a piece of silver cardstock. Don't throw the adhesive backing away - you can use it as a stencil on another project.
I also used the same die to cut a chevron background out of red and out of white cardstock.
This time I did not use any adhesive paper.
I then cut a 2" strip of the silver cardstock and embossed it with a Gears embossing folder. Next came the car which was cut with a die from Frantic Stamper called Convertible Roadster. As you can see, I cut out the card out of red and of the silver cardstock. This is because I wanted to paper piece the wheels and the front of the card. Then it was time for the fun part. I used some of the banner cut outs of the red and white cardstocks and paper pieced them onto my original background to give it some colour and create a fun pattern. After adhering the embossed strip to the background die, I pop dotted the car using foam tape to add dimension but still keep the bulk to a minimum.
As you can see, on the inside of the card, I stamped my message and added another one of the banner cut out pieces from the Chevron Background die. I also added a couple of gears which I cut using the Gears die from Memory Box.
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Till next time,