Monday, April 23, 2012

Fast Lane

Good morning everyone and happy Monday to you!
It's that time again...time for another "Challenge Me Monday" over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog!  We have a fun challenge for you this week:

Challenge #108
On The Go
Make a project with a car, bike, train, plane, etc.
Remember - your project must have at least one Cricut cut on it!

For my Design Team entry I decided to go with an easel card....

(click on photo to enlarge)

I really like the bold colors on this card and had a lot of fun putting this one together!


* Easel card - Black Recollections cardstock
* Black houndstooth paper - DCWV
* Solid papers - Bazzill
* Twine - "Maraschino" From the The Twinery
* Ribbon - Celebrate It
* Brads - Recollections

* Banner - "Birthday Bash" cut out at .75 inch.  I cut the layers twice and used pop-dots between the layers to lift them up from the card base.
* Car- "Boys Will Be Boys" cut at 2.5 inches.  I cut the base layer out twice from cardstock and once from clear craft plastic by Recollections.  I adhered the plastic layer to one layer of the car to make the windows look like glass.  The next layer was adhered with pop -dots.
* The tires were embossed with the "Distressed Stripes" embossing folder.  I inked up the "chrome" parts of the car with Versamark Watermark ink and used Ranger's Clear Embossing Powder to give them a shiny look.

You can see the glare from the "window" and the shiny finish on the "chrome" in this photo...

* The "Fast Lane" sentiment is from the "Beep Beep" cartridge and is cut at 1.5 inches.

And, that's my card for this week's challenge!  I hope you are able to find a bit of crafting time so that you can join our challenge this week!  Before you get started, please take a few minutes to check out the fun, fabulous projects that my Design Team sisters have put together for your inspiration.  You can see all the wonderful creations right HERE.  After you soak up all that inspiration...go...get creative and link up your project with us over at FCCB!  I can't wait to see what you create!

Until next time,


  1. Love it...your papers are perfect! Such a happy card!

  2. What a fun card Tonya! I really, really love the banner and the ribbon! The houndstooth paper goes great with everything you included!
    ♥ Cyndy

  3. Awesome job on your easel card:) Great paper choice and love the car cut! The banner is adorable and such a perfect fit for your card:) Great job my friend! Have a great day!
    Sherrie K

  4. I love it!!! The colors are fabulous. Love the banner, too. And I so love the bg paper. Just perfect!!!! :)

  5. This is soooooo stinkin' CUTE!!! I LOVE the bold colors too.... What a fun Card! :o)

  6. I love this card!! Boy cards are a challenge for me. This is perfect!!

  7. That is such a cute boy card. I love the banner. Twine definitely goes with everything!

    Ohhh I was your 700th follower! How exciting.

    Lesley @ Trendy Twine

  8. Great card...I always check out your stuff on the Cricut coomunity site...decided to pop by your blog. I'm following along now too! Can't wait to see your latest and greatest. Lee-Ann :)

  9. I really like this card. The houndstooth and the bright colours are great together.

  10. Tanya, this is so adorable, I would have never thought to use houndstooth with this card. What a great idea! I love the contrast! Awesome job, as usual!

  11. Great card Tanya. So bright and bold. Love the card and the banner and how cute to use the black and white for the background. So cute and love that you made it an easel card.

  12. This is such a COOL and FUN card Tanya!FANTASTIC job with it,I LOVE the cute little banner and colors!Have a great day!!!:)

  13. Absolutely love this card! I love the blue car on the background paper!

  14. Love your details in the car. Great inspiration.

  15. What a super card, Tanya! The bright colours look fantastic against the black and white houndstooth. What fabulous ribbon, too. It looks as though it was made especially for your card. It's perfect!

  16. Perfect! Perfect! Perfect! Now I have to go buy the Beep Beep Cartridge! See how you are? Hee! Hee!

  17. Tanya. I love this. All those bright colors. I think that's a perfect way to use that houndstooth background paper. Really makes your colors and cuts pop. Love love love it!

  18. really nice bright colours!
    Sheila, FCCB DT

  19. Hello my dear friend! Tanya, this is so perfect!!! I rarely work with bold colors because I can never seem to make them turn out quite right so I absolutely LOVE this design!!! Great inspiration for me! :) I absolutely love that banner and I didn't even know Birthday Bash had that cut! I'll be using it in the future for sure! Hope you are well!

    Amy Jo

  20. Love the colors on this card, and the houndstooth paper. Everything about your card is screaming FUN!


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