Saturday, September 21, 2013

Retro Classic Muscle Machine

I have a card today that I made for the Cards in Envy challenge "A Little Bit Retro." I won a really cool stamp set recently from JoAnn Ross's blog and used it to make this card. You can see a picture of the stamp set by clicking JoAnn's link above. The package wasn't out of my mailbox for an hour before I had this card put together - that's how much I love these stamps! My husband and I always used to frequent all the local muscle car shows whenever we could, and we still enjoy seeing the old cars like the "57 Chevy pictured on this card. My husband's cousin had a car exactly like this - a teal colored convertible - and he's regretted selling it for years!
I embossed the image on teal with silver ep, edging the SB Nestabilities labels 25 die with a silver paint pen before cutting. I did the same with the black background mat (SB Nestabilities labels 14), and embossed the smoky gray background with a CB diamondplate ef. For the final touch I added a checkered flag brad. I just love the fonts on the sentiment too and think they have a great retro look. Thanks & {hugs} JoAnn, I'm going to make oodles of cards with this fabulous stamp set!

Thanks for stopping by and I wish everyone a fabulous weekend!

Carol

16 comments:

Benzi said...

Very cool card and very cool '57 chevy. Wouldn't we be stylin' in that ride? LOL

Aren't stamps that you win so fun? My hubby just brought in the mail with a set I won. I'll go and tear into it.

jimlynn said...

Love that edging in silver - but really love that '57 Cheve!!!!! My boyfriend in high school had a red and white one just like this and I still think that was the only reason I liked that guy!!! Fun times.
Love your card! The teal is a great color too.
Congrats on that win!
Lynn

Elizabeth said...

Super card - and the stamp is fun. I've never heard the term 'muscle' car before but I think the equivalent here in Scotland is 'babe magnet' :)) Elizabeth xx

Donna Hanley said...

This card is a total classic just like that fabulous car was and still is. Love the teal and the diamond background. Terrific card for any guy who likes his cars.

Rufus said...

I wanted that stamp set! Glad that it found such a great home with you. Fantastic card, can't wait to see what other "classic" cards you come up with!
R/

Donna Nuce said...

Super card Carol! Love the silver embossing and the diamond plate! Glad you won the stamp since it is definitely something you and your hubby love!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I got to take a peek at this last night, but it is finally quiet enough to sit and comment. When you told me that you won this set, I just knew it had found it's proper home. This is one fantastic card! It brings me back to my teen years and my many nights hanging out at Speck's drive-in. You used the perfect color. The ef looks fantastic.

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

Love the '57 Chevy Convertible image! Our family use to have one too. If I remember correctly the radio had a button to scan different radio stations - very innovative for the time. Great embossed background as well. Thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn

Sandy Trefger said...

Love the retro card and the teal and black color and your embossed background! Great retro card! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

Scrapenabler said...

Love your card with the cool Chevy image and the diamond plate background, very retro. Thanks for playing along with us at Cards in Envy.

JD/ Jill said...

Great card, Carol, brought back a lot memories for me too. We had a car like that 57 Chev, same color too. but it wasn't a convertible...my convertible was my 68 mustang convertible.

scrappymo! said...


I love your cool retro card but i love your muscle car even more!

Your brothers must have been really something to see. Teal is such a great colour for this car and this card.

I have an older car stamp and think i will try embossing it...I rarely emboss but this look is worth it! lol

LisaM said...

Love the embossing combined with the car. Cool card! Thanks for playing along with us at Cards In Envy!

Danie May said...

The diamond plate embossed background is perfect for this classic car. Aren't chevies just the coolest. A very fun retro card! Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy this past fortnight and Good Luck!
Danie xx

wendipooh13 said...

LOVE LOVE that embossing plate with the image!!! sooo glad you played along with Cards in Envy!!!!

Sandy Trefger said...

Congratulations Carol! The Cards in Envy Designers have selected your card as one of the IN THE MAILBOX cards. Please email me at cardenvydt@gmail.com with Mailbox Retro as the subject and I will send you a badge for your blog!
~Sandy, Cards in Envy Host