Sunday, 15 February 2015

Rev Up for a Sketch

Welcome to a hot Sunday evening in Melbourne!! Yes, I know there are some people who are experiencing major snow falls….and that's something I sure wouldn't want to be in. But let me tell that you that the car at one point today was reading 39.5 degrees Celsius and when the car stopped it felt like we were melting!! Thank goodness we came home to Air Con and it meant I had the best excuse to make a card as it was too hot to move too much :-)

I needed a masculine "Thank You" card and with a stamp set in mind to use, found the perfect sketch to inspire me by Kim at Freshly Made Sketches :-)

I have some DSP on my table from the last card I made and it will suit this sketch and my theme perfectly - don't you just love it when that happens :-)

Yes, a retired favourite stamp set but what else do you give a professed "car enthusiast" aka Rev head??

To help this be slightly less retired looking I added the fresh "Back to Black" DSP and the teamed it with the Large Polka Dots EF. The randomly placed "black dots" are Basic Pearls coloured with a black Permanent marker. In the past I have teamed this stamp with Gorgeous Grunge and simply couldn't resist doing it again.

And the greeting itself is also covered in Crystal Effects - as is the little heart  to give it a little shine :-)

Card stock: Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black, 
Designer Series Paper: Back to Black
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black, Smoky Slate, Real Red
Stamps: Rev Up The Fun, Gorgeous Grunge
Accessories: Big Shot, Large Polka Dot EF, Crystal Effects, Owl Punch (heart), Basic Pearls, Black Permanent Marker, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a moment to go and check out all the fabulous cards by the Freshly Made Sketches Design Team and maybe you might be the next to enter the challenge.

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Totally fun card! Perfect colors and love the b/w designer paper with the car! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

  2. I love it Jan! It will be a perfect sample for a card to my little brother. He has his own car shop, he is a race car driver and now a race chief crew (or something) so I am always looking for sample with cars, and motorcycles, and snowmobile of course. Here weatherwise it is quite the opposite: it's about -28 Celsius apparently feeling like -35 (I am not going to go out and check how that feels today!!!). Great card! Enjoy the warmth, but in a controlled temperature. :-)

    1. Thank you so much Louise! Yes, sounds perfect for your brother - another friend has cased it already for a mechanic Cousin :-) This is one set that will always have a home I think. -28!!! Oh my goodness!! No thanks :-) I'd rather have 39.5. Take care the roads must be tricky

  3. Jan this is the coolest man card! Love your choice of stamps and papers!

    1. Thanks very much Narelle :-) It's great DSP for a car I thought too :-)

  4. Great card Jan! I love the colours! Definitely masculine and perfect for a car enthusiast! I know a few people at my house that would love it! I wish it was almost 40 degrees C here! Soon enough and by then we will be wishing for snow again!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

    1. Thanks so much Jen :-) yes the extremes are never much fun! Hope the thaw comes for you soon!