My sister asked me to make a card for her brother-in-law as he is retiring in May. He likes car racing and they are moving to Arizona (from MA) after they retire.
So this is what I came up with. I got the Arizona post card image from a book with a CD of images called 'Old Time Travel Posters and Luggage Labels' from www.doverpublications.com They also sell them at Barnes & Noble and Borders Books.
First I made clouds in the sky using a home made template that I cut using scalloped scissors and sponged along the edges with soft sky (see my blog for a picture of this). I learned this from Mothermark.
I made the road with a piece of black CS that I cut with my curvy paper cutter from Creative Memories and added the 'lines' with punches from the horizontal slot punch from SU.
The cartoon race car is a clip art from Word. I stamped a little grass below the 'street'. All the cut outs are up on dimensionals.
Inside there are more clouds - a racing flag sticker and two sentiments (can be seen on my blog)
I think Dave (the retireee) will get a kick out of this card!
Registered: June 10, 2007 Location: BC Posts: 44843
Thu, Mar 27, 2008 @ 6:26 PM
Really cute and creative, Julia!!! Your BIL is going to love it! This is the kind of card I need for my BIL who lives in snowy Ontario and hates it and plans to retire right back here to the coast - our version of AZ!!! Except we do get a lot of rain.... not exactly AZ!!!!:)
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Fri, Mar 28, 2008 @ 4:03 AM
OMG! Julia this is about the cutest card ever! How creative and fun. You better watch out....you keep making cards like this and your family is gonna keep you glued to your stamp room! Hey, that might not be a bad thing! Hugs....
Thanks for the mention, your clouds look great.....Love this card!