Thursday, June 24, 2010

Check out this Periwinkle Coupe!

My best friend gave me this photo and asked me to make a thank-you card out of it, so this is what I came up with. I'm a big fan of restored and muscle cars, and my favorite color is purple, so this car just does it all for me! I had one little scrap of periwinkle card stock which I edged with a silver deco pen. I created a zig-zag border with a 1/4" punch, but then covered up most of it with the photo. You can see a little of that detail on the top if you click the photo to enlarge it. I also embossed a piece of tin foil with the CB diamondplate ef to help bring out the chrome details on this car. I matted it with a piece of apricot appeal cardstock that blended nicely with all the leaves on the ground, without clashing with the color of the coupe. The sentiment was done with a Just-Rite set, embossed with silver ep on black. The silver diagonal border was done with a bargain piece of embossed paper I bought a long time ago for 25 cents. I tied a few pieces of silver cording around that....again to accent the chrome on the car.
I hope you're staying cool wherever you live...........we're really sweltering today and it's going to get worse as the week goes on. Have a great Thursday and thanks for stopping by.......I'm always so glad to hear from you :)

Carol

8 comments:

LeAnne said...

Oh my word, this is awesome! I have that EF and STILL haven't used it! Your friend is going to love this card!

Joanne (jojot) said...

how 'hot' roddish is this...wonderful work with the photo...and the metal 'plating' with the tin foil..wow

Silke Ledlow said...

Carol, you turned this photo into a beautiful card!!! The car is really cool!!!I like that you added the embossed silver metal on the side...perfect idea!!! Hugs ~S~

Sue from Oregon said...

I love old cars! All my brothers have some sort of antiquey one and I had 2 that got sold over the years...wish I still had them!

Silli said...

wow, what a funny image, love your card Carol...Great idea!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my gosh, girl, I HAVE to meet you someday. I'm a huge fan of old restored muscle cars too. What a gorgeous color for the car and I LOOOOVE the card you made out of the photo. Perfection!

JD said...

You did a great job with this challenge...

Carol C. said...

Carol, I love the card you made me and I am sure my client will love it also. You did one heck of a job on that card. You are the best. I love ya girl friend. Keep up the great work.