You’re a Classic Birthday Card

My husband is an amazing man and a true class act.  I have been trying to figure out a card for his birthday at the end of the month for a few weeks now.  When we first met he was driving a 1965 Metallic Blue Ford Mustang.  It was a pretty car and we should have held on to it because it’s now a classic and worth a lot of money.  But when we were young and first starting out we couldn’t afford two cars and as our family began to grow we sold it.  But I decided to use that classic car as the inspiration for his birthday card.  I couldn’t find a picture of a navy blue metallic mustang that I could trace and cutout with my silhouette, but this red one worked great.


I imported the image into my Silhouette Cameo software and created a cut file.  Once that was done I decided to completely cover the card with Ranger Glossy Accents, which made it have the appearance of a metallic shine, and set it aside to dry.

To compliment the red of the card I used some red and cream striped paper from My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found 6″ x 6″ paperpack and die cut it with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangles.  I decided to use add some gold mirror paper as an accent to the back of the panel and cut a rectangle 1/8″ larger than the striped panel and adhered the two together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

I  decided to use the same gold mirror cardstock behind the car to help it pop off the page.  Originally thought I would use an oval shape, but didn’t like the way it looked.  I then remembered I had the Silhouette Long Classic Rectangles die and the third largest was the perfect size.  I adhered the car focal image with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the rectangle and set it aside.

In keeping with the classic car theme I cut the word “Classic” several times with the Silhouette Cameo using the Brannboll Felt font.  I probably need to get a new blade because I had a difficult time getting a clean cut without the word tearing.  I was finally able to get two clean cutouts and glued them together with the Sakura Quickie Glue Pen.  I then put some Tombo Mono Dot Adhesive onto a scrap of paper to hold the word in place while I covered it with Simon Says Stamp Clear ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Since I only had two cutouts for the sentiment I covered it with embossing powder three times for added dimension.

I placed the car rectangle on the striped panel to determine where to place the sentiments.  The secondary sentiment was stamped and embossed using Winnie and Walter the Big, the Bold, the Party stamp set with the MISTI, which really helps when using multiple small words to create a sentiment.  Next the die cut word was adhered just below the stamped sentiment using the Sakura Quickie Glue Pen.

Now it was time to put everything together.  I created a side folding A2 Card from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock.  I added some Creative Hands Adhesive Foam to the back of the red striped and gold rectangle then glued it to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.   I added 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the back of the small gold car rectangle and adhered it above the stamped sentiment and the card was done.

I hope he likes it, even if the car isn’t navy blue.


Author: Karen

I am a very blessed wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I firmly believe in the quote by Dieter F. Uchtdorf which states "The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human heart." Every day I try to create something that lifts the heart for myself and others.

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