Sunday, August 5, 2012

Don't Forget Winona!

This week at Pile It On, the challenge is to Add some Metal, and since we're being sponsored by StitchyBear Digital Store (SBDS) I just had to make a card!

I used Vintage Chevy by SBDS creator Delicious Doodles to create this silly "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66"-themed card:


My Grandma lived in Arizona, so I spent many a summer traveling much of the area of the classic old Route 66 ... Boy did I have fun reminiscing about those family trips while making this card!

The cactus is embossed/cut from a Sprite can using Cuttlebug's Disney Out West set.I can't believe how easy this is! The first time I did it I was sure the edges would be sharp, but they really aren't. I did round off the thorn that sticks up over the top, however. I sprayed it with Meadow Green glimmer mist from Tattered Angels, and I really like the result. The key is to dry it with a heat gun ... it makes such a neat pattern.

The Vintage Chevy is paper pieced from Recollections metallic papers and white cardstock, and I added shading & detail with Copics. I then added some white flocking to the seats, because that would be awesome!

I created the sentiment cut-out in SCAL, using one of their standard shapes & the font Glaser Stencil D. I added the line border by hand, and colored in the letters with a Sakura glitter pen.

I used the wooden California & Illinois pieces from Studio Calico's Abroad Collection ("It winds from Chicago to L.A. / More than two thousand miles all the way"), colored them with more Meadow Green glimmer mist, and added tiny dots with copper Liquid Pearls for -- you guess it -- Chicago & L.A.!

The brad has been in my stash forever ... seriously, at least 4 years. I've had the two DPs probably even longer. I've had the green variegated ribbon for quite a while too, but this is its first cut.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft - The Great Outdoors
Creative Belli Challenge #149 - vacation/travel
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge - Outdoors
Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #76 - Anything Goes with a Die-cut
Dude Time Doodles Challenge - Travel (+ masculine)
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes

I don't know about you, but I never tire of the classic version of "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66" as  performed by Nat King Cole, but I thought you might get a kick out of this tourist video with a more modern version of the song:


Thank you for visiting,

13 comments:

  1. Another fantastic card CG! Love the classic car and the cactus. The video was pretty cool too. Thanks for sharing it with us for the Travek=l challenge at Dude Time Doodles this week!

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  2. This gorgeous creation is perfect for our Great Outdoors Challenge. Thanks so much for playing at Cupcake this week. x

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  3. Wendy, your card is wonderful & just perfect for our Travel Challenge at Dude Time Doodles this week! Thanks for playing!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xxx
    PS I have candy on my blog if you're interested.

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  4. What a Fabulous and Fun Card!
    Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
    Migdalia

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  5. Great card, I love that car and your colouring is lovely. Thank you for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Papercrafting Journey

    hugs Vicky xxx

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  6. Brilliant card CG, I like that cactus and the car, Thanks for joining in with us at Dudetime Doodles this week,Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

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  7. Super card cg! Love the colors! Thanks for joining this week's travel theme challenge at Dude Time Doodles!

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  8. I love Route 66! Loved the show (yes, I am that old - surely I watched re-runs though) and I actually lived a few blocks from it growing up in New Mexico. Perfect scenery and card. Wonderful Man card. Thanks for joining us at Dude Time Doodles.

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  9. Wow awesome post and I love that card, so "Arizona" for sure, really great layout
    Deb
    xxx

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  10. cg, this is just awesome! Thanks for sharing all the details - wow! Love how this all came together! Thanks for joining us at Dude Time Doodles for the Travel challenge this week!

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  11. Great card. I love how it's been put together and your Sprite can Cactus is brilliant :)

    Many thanks for joining in with our Outdoors challenge over at Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges

    Mandy (DT member for Daisy Doodles)

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  12. great male card thnks for joining us at daisy doodles and good luck emma xx

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