Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Metallic Masculine Birthday Card for Scrapy Land Challenge # 77 Anything Goes

Hello friends and visitors! Today starts a new Anything Goes challenge at Scrapy Land, and I have chosen to make a masculine birthday card. On a sad note, this will be my last challenge on the Design Team. With a new job, and the busy season already in full swing, my time for crafting is very limited.

In need of a quick card, I turned to my good friend, Autumn (SewPaperPaint) and the card she sent me for inspiration. (details HERE and pictured below)  Her card is even more beautiful in real life!  I love her shimmery, chalky background, and I tried to recreate that on my Tutti Designs Stitched Nesting Oval and on the card's base. You can see I even borrowed some of Autumn's design elements! Thank you for the inspiration, Autumn!

I colored my Tutti Vintage Car using a technique I've shared in a step by step HERE. I just switched my paper from silver to gold toned. I cut a second car from black fun foam to lift it up and to give it a shadow.  I also used the gold toned paper on the embossed and rusted background.

Maybe you can see the car is starting to rust.

My Memory Box Deluxe Gears and single metal cog were heat embossed in black with touches of rust paint. Perfect Pearls sprays were added for patina.

I used an old Sizzix stamp and die set (Alterations Birthday Blueprint) for my sentiment.

That's all for me today! Now it's over to YOU! I hope you will stop by the blog to see all the amazing inspiration from my teamies, and then pull out your dies and play along with our Anything Goes challenge. Scrapy Land is giving away two $10 gift certificate to our winners, one random and one chosen by the Design Team. The Design Team will also chose Top Picks! You have two weeks to play along!

I want to thank our fearless leader, Anne Temple and each and everyone of the Design Team for all their support and friendship! You all are amazing! I hope to be playing along with the challenges when I get the opportunity!

I'm playing along with these challenges"
SumMore Fun Mood Board #14 I went with the colors.

And thank YOU for stopping by and all of your sweet comments!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily


  1. Fabulous cards Sara! I love the rusty colours with the blue - just stunning. Jennie x

  2. Rustic glam at it's best!! Love that vintage car!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  3. What a fantastic card, Sara Emily! Your details are awesome!

  4. Sweet Sara Emily! I am honored that I inspired you somehow in this card, but yours is infinitely cooler and I am totally in love with every single detail here! You always wow me with your freespirited creative heart! I can't wait to try the rusted metal technique and I am so in love with your EF background! I'm tickled to see that you purchased the TD antique car. Isn't it a great one! Happy November and hugs, Autumn

  5. WOW!! I am in love with your card and that gorgeous car die, it is going on my Wish List right now!! All the details on your card are wonderful! Such an awesome and stunning Guy card! I love all the rusty details!!

  6. Your card is amazing! Love the colors too. You will definitely be missed! Best of luck with your new job and I'll be seeing you around blog land.

  7. Oh my good gosh, this is amazing!! Wow!! It's a textural masterpiece!! And the colors!! Spectacular!! Every single detail is gorgeous!! The rusty car is genius!! Love this, dear friend!! So, so sad you are leaving the team. I so enjoyed being teamies with you again...maybe we will be again sometime in the future :) Happy November!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. OMG, this is amazing Sara Emily! I LOVE the colors, texture and dimension! The antique car is my favorite...way to cool! Such a great design for those masculine cards that are always such a struggle for me. I LOVE the outcome of this!
    I am so sad to hear you are leaving but I understand when it gets a bit crazy and overwhelming something has to give. Good luck with your new job~ We will miss you for sure my friend but I will be buzzing by to see what you're up to now and then~ Take care my friend and thanks for having my back on the DT commenting while away helping with my Father. I am grateful!
    Sherrie K

  9. An absolute stunning Sara, I love the gorgeous colour tones you achieved on the oval, they are truly amazing. The background is superb too and I just love the techniques you used on the card too! Fabulous work - I am sure they will miss you very much indeed. Hoping the new job is going well too. Hugs, Anne xx

  10. That's a stunning card, Sara Emily - amazing colours and layering to create a beautiful masculine piece which I, for one, would be more than happy to receive (how come the men get all the cool stuff?!). Fabulous. They'll miss you at Scrapland, but it sounds as though you've got your hands full. Hope the new job is going well.
    Alison x

  11. Your card is Amazing ! Love this vintage card !
    So sad to hear you are living , good luck Sara Emily

  12. Oh WOW!! This is one awesome card!! I absolutely love everything about it!
    I'd love for you to link this up to the Cropstop blog where anything goes as long as you use a few products from the companies they carry in the store (you did!).
    You can check out the current link party here:

    1. THANKS SO MUCH for linking up!! I hope you'll join us again soon! (We're doing a push for 100 links this month with only 5 1/2 days left to reach our goal!)

  13. What a fantastic guy card!! This is absolutely stunning Sara!! The colours are gorgeous and I adore the vintage car (on my wish list now)! So sad you are leaving the Scrapy Land Team. I'm sure they will miss your input Sara, you have created amazing things with their dies! Have a wonderful day my friend! hugs x (By the way, have you taken a look at the CCM winners post for their Spooky Challenge?? If not .. nice surprise waiting for you there!)

  14. WOWZERS! This is fantastic! I hope your new job leaves you with some time for crafting!

  15. Wow! What a way to show your appreciation of Autumn's art! This is a beautiful card and absolutely perfect for a man's card! Hugs, Chrisx

  16. WOW Sarah, what an incredible project! Your background is fantastic, I just love the diamond plate texture and your whirlwind of blended neutrals! The touches of blue with that back panel and in the map panel go so well with the eroded tones! Your vintage car is just plain awesome, how much fun is that! As always, your textures and techniques blow me away, I really want to reach out and touch this!!

    I'm sure the design team and store will be so sad to see you go, but you have to make time for your life and responsibilities. We must catch up soon, I'm curious about your new job my friend. sending hugs :)

  17. What a great masculine card, loving the colors! Thank you for joining us on the SumMoreFun challenge
    ~DT Heather

  18. Wow! Look at all that fantastic grunge. You really rocked this card! Thanks for entering it in the SumMore Fun mood board challenge!

  19. Your marble car is very cool, great ideas for wonderful masculine cards! Many thanks for sharing with us SanDee's and Amelies Steampunk Challenge! Hugs, Kerstin xx

  20. Wow this is one awesome creation, the texture and detail is amazing a true work of art thank you for sharing this with us at ADDICTED TO STAMPS
    lorraine x

  21. Oh my goodness, Sara Emily! Will you look at the textures and COLORS in this fabulous male creation? The background is stunning with all things metal, and that BLUE with the amazing crackle throughout is so unexpected and a PERFECT complement for the earthy jewel tones. Wow! I love everything about it. So thoughtful of Autumn to inspire you LOL Beautiful, my friend! hugs, de

  22. Awesome masculine card - I love that background you created.

  23. Simply stunning, I love all the attention to detail. Thank you for joining us over at the SumMoreFun Challenge, I look forward to see more of your entries, DT MaryAnn

  24. WOW! LOVE the texture! Fab Card! Thanks for playing along with us over at SumMore Fun Challenge! Have a great day!

    Theresa (VO Stamps/SumMore Fun DT)
    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  25. Your cards are Fabulous!! I really love the steam punk- mixed media feel. Awesome job!! Thank you for joining us over at SumMoreFun for our Mood Board Challenge.


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