Hot Rod Birthday with Elizabeth Craft Designs

ek gorman, elizabeth craft designs, hot rod aHave you heard???  Elizabeth Craft Designs has released a brand new line of Safari themed dies and stamp sets from designer Joset that are sure to drive you wild!!!  But what if you are not quite into a safari…no problem…these dies have so many possibilities for cuteness that what you create can be endless.  I have created a hot rod today using the new Safari Jeep die set for my nephew’s sixteenth birthday.

img_4433Step One:  Die cut the Safari Jeep parts using 85lb White Soft Finish Cardstock.

img_4434Step Two:  Color all the parts using alcohol markers.  I used copics.  The black car body and mirrors were colored out of C5, C7, and C9.  The dark gray tires and steering wheel was colored with W5, W6 and W9.  The Red grill, bumper and light frames were colored with R24, R27, R29, and R89.  The silver was colored with C00, C1, and C3.  Finally the yellow headlights were colored with Y11, Y13, and Y17.

img_4435Step Three:  Die cut a piece of acetate to be the windshield of the hot rod.  Adhere the windshield into the body frame with Kid’s Choice Glue.

img_4436Step Four: Using more Kids Choice Glue assembled the red of the car.  The Jeep becomes a hot rod by dropping the card lower on the tires, raising the mirrors up, and lowering the headlights to the bottom of the card.  I also used some white gel pen to highlight the shinny places on the car so that it would have that shiny car feel.

img_4437Step Five:  Trim a piece of Ladybug Red Soft Finish Cardstock to 6×12 inches, and score and fold the paper at 6 inches to make a 6×6 card frame.

Step Six:  Die cut a square using two Dashing Squares die set dies and some Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock.

img_4438Step Seven:  Trim a piece of ECD watercolor paper to 4×4.5 inches.  Smooch Distress Oxide ink in Black Soot and Brick Red.

img_4439Step Eight:  Adhere the watercolor paper to the card frame using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Adhere the black frame off center using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Adhere the hot rod to the card using more 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step Nine:  Stamp the sentiment using the new Safari Sayings stamp set.  The birthday sentiment comes from a different stamp in the set, so I only stamped the part of the message I wanted onto the card.

ek gorman, elizabeth craft designs, hot rod cThe hot rod ends up looking perfect in front of that distressed background.  Also the acetate adds a lot of shimmer and shine to the project while still keeping it masculine.

ek gorman, elizabeth craft designs, hot rod bMake sure you go check out the entire release.  Trust me, you will go wild over it!  Until the, Happy Crafting.

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