For the motorbike card I took inspiration from the car card and used the same map paper, torn of course, but for the rest of the card I've reverted to my clean & layered trademark style and diecut an oval to ground the different elements. The bike is simply fussy cut from the DSP (how cool is that?) and one of the stitched rectangles fit around the sentiment. It was a perfect opportunity to use some more DSP by decorating the insides of the cards.
Funnily enough, for the car card, my inspiration was the belly band on the gift box at the top. Where Stampin' Up! used the motor bike on this, I changed it out for a stamped car. So many ways to change things up when you use the catalogue for inspiration. You can even use a different paper and stamp set for quite a different look.
Don't forget to order this paper before the catalogue finishes, so you can fussy cut cars and motorbikes from the paper. The exciting news is that Geared Up Garage will be included in the new Annual catalogue, as are the metal elements, those cute little keys and spanners. They are the perfect embellishment for cards celebrating 'coming of age', a new driver and the spanner is just a guy thing, or a mechanic. My friend knows a female mechanic, how cool to make a card in feminine colours to thank her for servicing your car?
The talented Siobhan Fitzsimmons is following me, you'll love her project this week.
Why don't you share your favourite CASE of a layout from any catalogue on our CASE-ing The Catty Sunday Challenge Facebook page. No need to have a blog, although if you do, add the link too. We love to see your ideas too, you know.
You can shop for supplies if you live in Australia, and use the Host Code for your order less than $250 and I will share the benefits with you. If your order reaches $250, you will get Host benefits all to yourself, beginning at 10% so you could get one or two more items on your wish list for free! Click on any of the following products and it will take you to that item in my store.
P.S. The stampin' Trimmer and Big Shot die/cutting and embossing tool, along with all accessories such as blades for the trimmer, and magnetic plate for the Big Shot, will be leaving our product line at the end of this catalogue (May 31st). They are offered only until supplies in the Australian warehouse run out - some already have - so you need to get online to make your order if you were wanting those items from Stampin' Up! Deis and embossing folders continue to be a part of the products we provide in our fully coordinated range of stamps, card and ink. You could also sign up to my team, the FUNdamentals, to order those items and for a 20% discount on your future orders, (or just for a once off order if you decide it's not for you). You choose $235 of product, but $169 is charged to your credit card. You can ask me questions, or check out more at this link.