Boys Toys

A masculine slimline card for a special man or boy, featuring a filmstrip die & a fab motorcycle. Helpful tip on assembling the die cuts, too.

Happy Easter! A big congrats to Heather, the newest Featured Stamper (FS844)! She has a wonderful gallery full of scrapbook pages & after much browsing, I chose THIS page to case for my card. I kept the filmstrip layout but instead of pictures, I made clips of a motorcycle to fill my frames.

So for my slimline card, I die cut the filmstrip then added a thick cardboard behind it to elevate it. I die cut all the parts of the motorcycle & put together 3 of them. I arranged them to look as if the camera was catching it as it rode by. I added the greeting in 2 parts to the last couple of frames. The copper layer was embossed w/ a diamond plate embossing folder.

The bikes were all cut to fit inside the popped up filmstrip. I didn’t want to take the chance on messing it all up when I stamped the greeting, so I put it on separate pieces of white & fit them inside the filmstrip.

Here is a handy trick that made putting these bikes together a lot easier. I put a piece of sheet protector over the package w/ the bike picture & taped it to my glass mat. Then I assembled the pieces of the bike right on top of the picture.

Since the pkg picture is the exact size, I knew the pieces would all be in the correct places. The sheet protector kept the glue off of the pkg & I was able to wipe it up easily off the sheet protector.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Dad Phrases
Paper:  Staples 110# white, glossy black, metallic copper, mirror silver, brushed silver
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Motorcycle,  Stitched Slimline, Slimline Filmstrip dies,  Crossover II, Misti, Sizzix Diamond Plate embossing folder

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