Thursday, September 25, 2008

Get your kicks on Route 66

I saw this stamp plate at Artistic Outpost and instantly thought of my oldest brother. He loves his Harley and said that he hopes to someday ride it down Route 66. His birthday is tomorrow, so it was the perfect time use these images.
I stamped the background multiple times with the small map stamp and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. After grunging it up with inks, it became a seamless map. Then, I stamped the sign with Walnut Stain. After stamping the sign, I restamped it one more time without reinking to add some depth and texture. I stamped the motorcycle with Walnut Stain and embossed with Walnut Stain Distress embossing powder. Sponged some ink on, used my paper distresser (thread cutter) on the edges and added Walnut Stain to enhance the rough edge. I inked the red cardstock with Vintage Photo to age it a bit and was very happy with the rusty red color I got.
When I was putting it together, I decided I wanted a ribbon of some sort on it. I didn't want fru-fru, obviously, but wanted something more. I got into my ribbon and found this one by American Crafts that was a PERFECT match to the colors I had used and added a bit of green which is always a good thing, right?The main image is pop dotted to lift it off the card.
So...enough babbling....here is the card. I am sure he is going to love it. He always loves the things I make for him.
Have a creatively wonderful day!!!

11 comments:

Sue said...

Fantastic card; perfect for your
brother's birthday!!

Judy C said...

Your brother will love it!

Jacqueline F. Graham said...

That card ROCKS, Robin!!! Where did you get the motorcycle stamp? My brother is crazy about Harley motorcycles and I would love to make him a card like this!

(((((Hugs))))) and thank you for sharing this fun card!

Ramie :-) said...

AWESOME card Great Robini! Love it!

Carol Johnston said...

Awesome card there Robin for your brother's birthday.
Hugs Carol J

WendyP said...

is this for Randy ?
I am sure he will LOVE it !!

Linda said...

it's perfect! I can imagine your borther will be happy with this card!
hugs, Linda

Anita Van Hal said...

LOVE it!!! I design for Artistic Outpost, and love all their stamps! I really like the colors you used, and love the background you created!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Great card!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful background you created with the Artistic Outpost Images.

Flo said...

Robin,
Love the card! And I love your blog... your comments are always so heartfelt and you give great instructions! But, where's your music??!! I love listening to that, too!!