Tuesday, August 18, 2020

65th Birthday Convoy Guy Card

Hello again! How is everyone doing? I often wonder how everyone is holding up under the various pressures of the day. We live in uncharted times and there is not one of us free of at least one heavy mind load. Many have several. As unique as each of us are, we really are all in this huge collective mental challenge together. I just want to put it out there that I care and consistently pray that we all work through what is happening and come out on the sunshiny side, that we all pass our tests, so to speak. For whatever it's worth... :-)

So then, onto my card. We have a friend turning 65 who is a commercial truck driver, so I am playing off that for his card. And he likes the cartoon character Muttley, so I added a bit of that as well. I did not find a whole lot of non-cutesy trucker-themed digital images/stamps, so I ended up going with one from Dr. Digi {shock!}. I have definitely been using his images lately, haven't I? It's really coincidental as I have a spate of guy birthday cards to make this time of year and it's easy to use his images for guy cards.
The sketch I used is a Split Coast Stampers sketch from March 2020 that I resized to 5x7 in PSE. I fussy-cut the image after coloring it and adhered it on a mat of Cosmo Cricket. The dark teal base mat is from a 4.5x6.5" DCVW Mat Stack. I cut a narrow strip from another Cosmo Cricket sheet and on that I have a Route 65 graphic I made in PSE flanked by two of the Spellbinders Symbology One dies. I colored them with Promarkers and brushed on Silver Wink of Stella. The sentiment was computer-generated and printed along with the image. I placed it on a scrap of the Bazzill Smoothie Dark Kraft card base and some green stripe washi tape.

Papers: Springhill, Bazzill Smoothie Dark Kraft and DCVW card stocks, Cosmo Cricket Summer Love patterned papers
Stamps/Images: Dr. Digi Roadhog Rita, Muttley coloring book clipart found on internet
Ink: printer, Memento, Promarkers, Zig Ball Pen, Wink of Stella glitter ink
Dies: (All Spellbinders) A7 Card Matting Basics, Symbology One, Racing Flags
Other: Striped Washi tape, Posca Paint Pen

One thing I wanted to note: if the Kraft card stock base looks green, that's because it was ink-blended many moons ago with some very old Nick Bantock dark olive dye ink I had in my Use It Up box. I pulled it to use because it went with the papers. I hadn't used it before because it was not going well with anything and became an orphan. I'd tried a technique to color your Kraft card stock, but learned the lesson to do a test on a scrap first! heehee Oh well, I finally got to use it YAY!

The inside: I did some lightening of the Dr. Digi image in PSE so that it became the background to my corny poem, on the left. I added the Racing Flags die cut out of scrap to the bottom. And on the right, I typed a sentiment, printing both out on the Springhill card stock and then cutting down to 4x6 to adhere.

I put the images of Muttley on the back of the card, along with a computer-generated sentiment and my stamped Clear Dollar siggie. A DCVW base mat and some Cosmo Cricket paper is underneath.

A close-up of the front image that I colored with Promarkers and hilighted with a Red Zig Ball Pen, Silver Wink of Stella and Silver Posca Paint Pen.. I just love their expressions! haha And we've all been there, I'm sure!

I hope our friend likes his card and I hope you enjoyed it as well. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Stay well and safe, XXO.

1.  Split Coast Stampers Sketch 791 -- sketch is shown above
2.  The Male Room Challenge #141: Birthday
3.  Classic Design Challenge August #8: AAG 
4.  Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge 8/11-8/24: See Graphic -- My two colors are red and green. My twist is to color (ink-blending) your Kraft.  

5.  AAA Birthday Game #16: Tic-Tac-Toe -- I chose the right column Masculine / Die Cuts / Patterned Paper.
6. TTCRD Anything Goes Challenge 11th August
7. Outlawz Monday Greetings 8/17-8/30: Greetings + For Him
8. Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 31: AAG w/Colouring -- I used Promarkers to color my focal image.
9.  Stamping Sensations August Challenge: Make It Masculine
10. Arty Divas #28: Just for Fun AG
11. Crafty Cardmakers #261: Lots of Layers -- I used 4 or more, depending on how it's counted.
12. 613 Avenue Create August: AG + Opt. Use Washi -- I used washi!


Viv said...

Thanks for sharing your masculine make with us at Stamping Sensations!

Mandy said...

Aimslee this is such a fun card. Your friend will love the personal touches in it. The Route 65 is genius :)

I am in the UK and it makes my heart hurt to see how many new cases there are each day especially in the US, South America and India. The numbers are so high...

Thank you very much for entering your lovely card into our challenge. Good luck with the prize draw.

Stay healthy, happy, keep crafting and Creating Joy :)

Mandy ♥

DT for Through The Craft Room Door

Made By Mandy – My personal Blog

Jacq said...

What a fabulously fun card, Aimeslee! I'm loving that image and especially like how you've used it inside as well - what a great idea!

Thanks for playing with us over at The Outlawz Colour Challenge, I love seeing your creations!

DT for The Outlawz

Jane said...

Wonderful image , so funny! Great use of colour too. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Pip Lewer said...

I love that image...so much fun...and who doesn’t love Muttley. Great use of lots of details. Thanks for playing along with this months theme at AAA Birthday.

Monica C. said...

This is brilliant! I love your card, the image on the front is priceless and the added detail on the card is great, as usual.
I am so grateful for crafting during these times to help keep us somewhat sane.
Hugs Monica

brenda said...

A great fun male card, many thanks for joining in our 'Masculine' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Lady Joyful said...

This is such a fun design! Thank you for joining us at The Male Room - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

Vic said...

Super card! I love the image - coloured beautifully - and Mutley inside the card, i s brill too! Your friend will love this! Thanks for sharing with us at the Colour Crazy Challenge - Vic, DT x

Crafting with Darcy said...

I love this, Amy! A funny card for a guy and it sure did make me giggle! Beautiful coloring, too!

Leslie said...

Love your post today, my friend. I know there are lots and lots of people out there who care and who pray, but it's wonderful to be told so! I pray about all this, too. I love your card and I know your trucker buddy will, too! Your cards are gifts in themselves! <3

ahlers5 said...

This card is a hoot! Love that image and the inside sentiment is oh, so very true. Great card!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

You always do such great personalized cards! I bet he loved it!

Jackie C said...

A good fun card in these trying times!
So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
Please come back again!
The best of luck with your entry.
Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

My name is Erika. said...

This birthday convoy card is sure adorable Aimeslee. You do know to make really fun cards! Hope all is well with you. Hugs-Erika

craftytrog said...

Hi Aimslee. That's a great male card, I love it!
I can't get into AJJ at the moment either, I'm only a guest host. I've alerted the host, and hopefully it'll let us in soon. Thanks for your lovely comment.
Alison xx

Donna said...

First, let me thank you for the nice comment on my card blog. I've become a follower so I can see what you are up to. Second, your card is so awesome and so full of detail. Your truck driver friend is going to love this! So many things to look at! Third, please stay safe with Laura and Marco. I'll keep you and all those affected by the storms in my prayers. We do have way too many things preying on our minds right now. We don't need any more. But I always believe that God doesn't give us anything we can't handle. Please stay safe!

craftytrog said...

Hi Aimslee. Just wanted to let you know that Art Journal Journey blog is fixed now.
Take care,
Alison xx

Cara said...

Great masculine card and I bet your friend really loves it!
Thanks for sharing!
(Hugs) Cara

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Absolutely Brilliant, such a fun card and the Trucker will LOVE it. The insert is hilarious and the back is Great too. All I can say is I LOVE everything about this card. Well done on all the work and ideas you have to put all this together.Thank you so much for joining us in our Birthday challenge at The Male Room this week.I hope you will join us in our next challenge.
Faith DT

Unknown said...

Fabulous make! It's so cool to make a card personal to the recipient.....I'm sure it'll be well loved. Thanks for joining our 'Lots of Layers' challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers.
Jo x

Chana Malkah said...

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Chana Malkah said...

Congratulations! You were selected as a Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create for the week of August 16-22, 2020. Please stop by our blog and grab your badge! Thanks so much for your awesome response and for supporting our challenge!