This is a card I made for my 22 yo nephew's birthday next week. He loves Minis and drives a Mini which he lovingly restored himself and is a member of a Mini Car Club so I thought this image would be perfect for him :-)
The Mini is from a Classic Cars A4 papertole (decoupage if you are in the UK) sheet. The Mini image is also VERY reflective as it is coloured silver and metallic dark blue so was a bit hard to take a photo of.
The Mini pieces were diecut so I popped them out and because the pieces weren't diecut perfectly and there were some white bits showing, I used a Faber-Castell blue metallic texta to colour in the white bits to match the Mini. All the pieces were put together with 1mm dimensionals.
I wanted to layer the Mini onto an oval base but the largest die in my Spellbinder Large Oval set wasn't quite big enough so I traced around the outside of the die and hand-cut it. I stamped the Happy Birthday Background onto the oval using Versamagic Night Sky ink. Because the stamp image didn't completely cover the oval, I re-stamped those parts that were missed and used a Stamp Positioner to line them up perfectly. I inked around the oval with the Night Sky ink to hide any imperfections from handcutting the oval.
The designer paper on the card base is by Basic Grey - Granola - and has been in my stash for ages. I layered it onto navy blue then kraft cardstock. The side panel was punched with my Fiskars Threading Water border punch and then I added a Scor-Pal line before attaching the dry embossed navy blue panel. The dry embossing was done with my Big Shot and Crafts Too dots square embossing folder.
I added some navy blue Candi Dots from the 'Charming' pack to the bottom right-hand side using 2mm dimensionals. The gingham ribbon has had Fray Stop applied to the cut edges to stop them from fraying.
Accessories: Spellbinder Large Oval Nesties, Big Shot, Scor-Pal, Crafts Too dots square ef, candi dots, dimensionals, ribbon, Classic Cars papertole sheet, Fiskars threading water punch, cs: kraft, navy blue