Fab Friday

To be honest, I'm not feeling so hot today.  I was going to show you a video of my DH's birthday card, but somehow I managed to get sick.  (Bronchitis and an ear infection)  I'm on antibiotics though, so I should be feeling all better soon.

In the meantime I'll show you another masculine card I made before I got sick.   I found a new challenge blog called Fab Friday, and I was able to use their sketch to make this card.

Here is the sketch if you want to play along.  The challenges run for two weeks, so I might just be able to join in more of these ones.  There is still one week left for this one.

Fab Friday 05

I used aluminum foil to create the shiny background.  If you would like to see how I emboss on foil, check out the video in THIS POST

This card is being sent to my Uncle Rod who is going through cancer treatment, so I stamped the inside with a sentiment from Word Play.  Even though I made it before I got sick, I'm going to wait until I feel better to address and send it.  Don't want to accidentally send him my germs too. 

What I really wish is that I had a stamp that said "Wishing you a Speedy Recovery".  We need to make that suggestion to SU!   The envelope is stamped with 2 of the images from Affection Collection.

Not sure if you can see it in the pictures, but I used Crystal Affects on the car after I colored it to give it a glossy look.   There is lots of texture and dimension on this card, but I think it will still ship with regular postage.   

Creative Blessings,
Heather North

Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Argyle Embossing Folder

Need for Speed - Clear-Mount Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!
Need for Speed

Word Play - Clear-Mount Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!
Word Play

Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack
Festival of Prints DSP Stack


Smiles, Laurie said...

I love the look of this card..the red car is great! Fab, indeed. Hope you're feeling better quick, 'cause being sick really is 'ick'.

Dawn Mercedes said...

What a great die cut shape! It brings a lot of interest to your card!

Dawn Mercedes said...

What a great die cut shape! It brings a lot of interest to your card!

Lynn McAuley said...

Your embossed metallic background is perfect with this sleek red sports car!! Great card, Heather!

Nathalia O'Connell said...

What a great idea to use foil! I would never have thought of that.

Amanda Mertz said...

Great guy card! Love the embossed foil and the Crystal Effects on the car. I'm sure it will brighten your uncle's day. Hope you are feeling better as well! Thanks for sharing with us at Fab Friday!