I know that a large number of crafters say they struggle with designs for men, but it is something I had to get over really quickly as well as my dad and my husband to make cards fro each year there are my four brothers-in-law and a friend always asks me t come up with designs for her Dad and her two nephews, and that's without my male friends. Any way enough of that here is the card I came up with for the Challenge Inspiration.
I kept the design simple using a plain 8X8 card as the base. The main backing paper is a paper weave pattern from the Toronto 1940's folder on the 'Boys to Men' CD. I also used a strip of another paper from the range as a contrast down the card and offset to the left. The topper was printed directly from the CD and having cut it out I mounted it on deep red card and trimmed to leave a narrow border. The Car is the result of three different pieces of card, the same dark red, a piece of grey card and a piece of black card being put through the sizzix using the Tim Holtz 'Old Jalopy' die. I then cut the sentiment using an e-craft electronic die cutter.
I added depth to the car by sticking the red image on top of the grey die cut but off centre to give the impression of a shadow behind the car, then I used the small pieces from the black cut out to highlight the wheels and the running board. This card is one of my husband's favourites he says that the car looks just like Guilia - his 1938 Austin Ruby which lives in our garage and he laughingly calls his other woman.
I hope you like the card and don't forget to pop over to Ooh La La creations Challenge Blog to see what my fellow DT members have come up with and to enter this fortnight's challenge.
I am entering this card in the following challenges
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - Happy Birthday