Welcome to the January 2016, Creation Station blog hop!
Today, we are featuring our favorites from the 2016 Occasions Catalog that will go live on Tuesday (January 5).
That sounds easy enough right? I thought so too!! Until, I started to create and pick just one favorite! That ended up stopping me in my tracks!! So instead of picking my favorite (I’m loving everything!!!), I closed the catalog and opened it with my eyes shut and touched a page. That’s what I’m creating with today. Whew!! That made it sooo much easier to get to the creating!!!
What did I choose?
I love the car in this set! It reminds of the car I wanted as my first car.
It also reminds me of the car my neighbor’s teenage daughter drove off to college.
So, I thought, “Wouldn’t this car make a cute box for a graduation gift or party favor?”
And that’s what I did — turned it into a box.
I stamped the Beautiful Ride car twice onto Coaster Board and cut them out by hand. And added the sentiment on another piece of Coaster Board cut with the Handpicked Framelits.
Coaster Board has more body than cardstock. Since not much of the box touches the surface the car is on, I thought it needed to be a bit sturdier. I painted the card using a watercolor technique. Be aware that the watercolored ink does not move the same way on Coaster Board as it does on watercolor paper. That can be good — color stays where you put it! And though the Coaster Board was pretty damp to wet when I finished — it did not curl.
After paining the body, I had a little fun with the details.
I colored the tire using my Black Stampin’ Write marker and then added Basic Gray for the spokes on the wheels. Next, I came in with my Chalkboard Marker and made a narrow whitewall. After coloring in the driver’s side mirror with Basic Gray and the running board with Smoky Slate, I went over the mirror, windows, running board and wheel spokes with Clear Wink of Stella for lots of wonderful shimmer!
Next, I’ve got a clean and simple card.
I stayed with Melon Mambo and Basic Black for this move announcement card. But, I played with combining pattern and texture.
The designer paper is from the It’s My Party stack and the washi is Everyday Chic.
Next, I had fun with some of the details on the car.
The center of the hubcaps are black sequins from the Metallics.
The cardstock windows were cut out and replaced with Vellum. I couldn’t resist brushing them with Clear Wink of Stella. It left a frosty, shimmery look.
And while you can’t see it in this photo, the headlight is a Basic Rhinestone.
Finally, there’s the sentiment. After cutting a Tea Lace Doily in half, I had a light bulb moment and realized that a couple of the Circles Collection Thinlits would fit the center perfectly. I used them to cut the Basic Black and Whisper White half circles. Again, I went to the Metallics sequins and picked a trio of white sequins to add to the doily as a subtle accent.
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