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,


  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!

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

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

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

  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

  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

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

  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.

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

  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!

  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)

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


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