I think that old vehicle images make wonderful additions to cards for males of all ages. It seems to me that most young boys are attracted to all types of vehicles at a very early age and that interest continues as they grow older. I enjoyed working with my Copic colors while attempting to portray the reflective nature of metal in this larger image of an old car from the Crafty Secrets 2010 Car Classics large set.
This photo shows a closer view of my Copic-filled image. I love how the characteristics of the Copic ink allow the reflective surfaces of metal to shine.
I debated whether it was appropriate to add any kind of flowers to a man card and decided that using metal from a set of Tim Holtz idea-ology Flowers, Leaves and Long Fasteners looked good without being too girly. I also considered that it would be safe to replicate a floral wreath marking a race horse win so I adhered three small coordinating handmade accent daisies to a Tim Holtz idea-ology Sprocket Gear shaped like a steering wheel from an old vehicle. Here's a closer view of my handmade paper flowers . . .
I layered older Paper Pizazz Hot Off the Press Masculine Sara Papers in stripe and paisley with Bazzill cardstock. A border and bow made of 1/4" velour ribbon coordinates well. I added a Tim Holtz idea-ology Adornments crown with a Charm Clip and Jumpring. My Happy Father's Day sentiment is from a Close To My Heart Say It In Style set.
This photo shows my completed card front . . .
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
One Stitch at a Time "For the Man in your Life" (here)
Dream Valley "For that Special Guy" (here)
One Stop Craft "Fathers Day" (here)
Secret Crafter "Happy Fathers Day" (here)
Delicious Doodles "For the Fellas" (here)
PaperCrafting Journey "Color it Up" (here)
Simon Says Stamp! "Diamond Jubilee, Crowns and/or Gems" (here)
Creative Inspirations "Card for a Male" (here)
Cards for Men "Father's Day" (here)
Sweet Stamps "For Dad" (here)
car body - B32, B34, B37, B39
chrome - C1, C3, C5
airbrushed background - B32, B34, B37, C5, C3, C1
I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit!