Saturday, August 21, 2021

Classic Guy's Birthday

I discovered a fun challenge blog early last month called Retro Rubber Challenge. The have a new challenge every other week with a variety of themes, but the one constant is that participants MUST use stamps that they've had for a year or longer. I have many MANY stamps that I've had a long time, so I thought I'd keep an eye on the challenges and participate when possible.

The current challenge Cruisin':

I have just happen to have a vehicle or two in my stamp inventory so this is perfect.

I used my Unity Slowly Turning Classic stamp set, which I've owned for 2-3 years. I love this stamp set because it reminds me of the antique pickup that was originally my great-grandfather's mode of transportation. Many years later, my parents took ownership of the pickup, rusted and not in working condition. My dad completely restored it. I think it's gorgeous and based on the number of trophies my dad has that it has won in car shows, other people think it's gorgeous, too!

I colored my stamped pickup a lighter color because I thought it would look better on a card, but I do love the beautiful blue of my dad's truck (which is a replica of the original color of the truck).

They don't show up well in the picture, but I put a Cloud 9 Rain Dot on each of the headlights to give them a tinted glassy look.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp Set: Unity Slowly Turning Classic stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Cougar 110# White and SU Coastal Cabana CS and DP from my scrap file

Dies: MFT Stitched Rectangles

Embellishments: Cloud 9 Rain Drops


Carol W said...

Jeanette I love your card and also the picture you included of your parents and their truck. I am sure your dad restored it to it's perfect original condition. Great job!

kiwimeskreations said...

A wonderful card Jeanette, and what a great back story to your choice - how wonderful to be able to share a photo of your parents with the 'original' truck!
Stay safe

creative lady said...

Thanks for sharing your story! Your card is adorable. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!

Jan Clothier said...

What a superb choice of stamp for this challenge. It's just so nostalgic! Love your colouring and layout - it's a great wee card. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

Lynn McAuley said...

How fabulous is this awesome card!! It looks exactly like your great-grandfather's restored truck! Love the pictures and the American flags decorating the truck!

Neva Cole said...

What a great card and memory. I believe my grandfather had a similar classic truck, but it is long gone. Great job with the coloring and layering. Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber I am glad you found us!