Thursday 4 April 2013

Personalised Car

A design for a male card this time & it did take me some time to perfect the outlines so I would get the results I wanted.

Having created my car cut-files I cut a whole 'car' out of black card (featuring narrow embossed lines which reminded me of tyre treads as seen at a distance -and it is just about showing up on the photo above if you look at the tyres). This was the base.  Once cut, I used the reverse of this car as the backing to attach the car 'frame' which was also cut from the same embossed black card. To explain this more simply, if you can see 'black' on the card front it is part of the frame with the exception of the tyres which are pieced inside their frame. ( I do hope I am explaining this well enough for none Silhouette users!)  The front was then entirely paper-pieced using card (using a plethora of individual cut-files) into my skeletal car framework in colours matching the recipient's vehicle. As you can see, I personalised the car even more with birthday greeting & name too.

Verse inside the card - on yet another cut-file!
Using the reverse of my textured card stock as the base-layer meant that the embossing 'tread' could be seen on the inside of the card when opened.  I also added an appropriately car-themed sentiment to a more stark inside than I often have but I reckon it is appropriate in this instance - with the birthday verse printed onto yet another cut-file - a pared down version of my car so that there were no wing-mirrors sticking out etc.

Of course, obsessive crafter (cut-file maker!!)  that I am, I have several other versions of my car too - and you never know, I might actually get around to using those versions as some point. LOL.

Have a great week everyone.

Tine :)

Challenges I would like to enter this card for are:
Everybody Art - shaped card
Sentimental Sundays - shaped card
Crafting Cafe - let's celebrate
There She Goes - masculine
Cutie Pie - favourite films (The Italian Job)
Lexi's - punches and/or dies (Silhouette Cameo digital cutter)
Stamp and Create - at least one die-cut (each section & each layer a cut-file)
Penny's - red, white, black
Opus Gluei - go where you haven't gone before (not created this style of card before)
Whimsical - shaped card
MilkCoffee - anything but square
Hiding in my Craftroom - freestyle
Papertake - anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - anything goes.


  1. Tine, your car shaped card is so cute! Love the colors and details, and the note you've "typed" on the inside. Very ingenius! hugs, de

  2. Tine, your paper pieced card is so neat! I know Andy is going to enjoy receiving such a neat card. As usual, you made something perfect. Thank you for sharing your creativity and ideas. Hugs, Debbie

  3. LOVE these cut files - truly AWESOME!! Thanks for playing along with TSG - hope you will join us again for a new challenge every Monday!

  4. What a fabulous male card and a great take on the challenge theme. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx


  5. Fabulous card clever...I love it and love the verse too...!!

  6. Fabulous creation love it. Thanks for joining us this challenge at Milkcoffee xx

  7. Great to have you joining in with the cutie pies for this challenge, what an imaginative card xx

  8. Fantastic card Tine, brillant project. Love all the elements. Congrats.

  9. Awesome card. I love the car. Thank you for joining us at Whimsical Desings.

  10. Very creative shape card Great idea with the little note inside too. Thank you for joining us over at Whimsical Designs.

  11. This is great - superb shape and I love that verse too.

    Thanks for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge and Penny's Paper-Crafting Challenge.

    Helen x

  12. Wat heb je dit prachtig gemaakt.

    Liefs Riet.x

  13. This is awesome! I love how you have done the tires, they look real! And what a perfect card for any male! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Opus Gluei, it's wonderful to see your talent!

  14. I really loved seeing this as I opened the link to your blog here, it is awesome. What a sweet card, it would be perfect not only for a man but for a new driver, sweet 16, etc. It is really wonderful and I love the way you've personalized it, and those tires are incredibly detailed (well done!)

    Thank you so much for trying something new and sharing it with us over at Opus Gluei!

  15. Wow, Tine, your card is fantastic. Brilliant design, and I love that you have personalised it.

    Thanks for joining in the fun at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge,and good luck in the draw.

    Jennifer. x

  16. Well done Tine! I love your car! Thanks so much for playing at The Crafting Cafe!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  17. what a great male it.Thank you for playing along with us at Cutie Pie.

  18. I know this took a lot of work, and you did a fantastic job!


  19. Super cool card, love the verse inside too, thanks for joining us over at the CBN Challenge this month
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT
    My Blog: A Crafty Blether

  20. This card is fabulous! Love the verse too :)

  21. Great card! I love shaped cards, and this is fab. Thanks for joining in at the Crafting Cafe. Amanda x