I found a new to me blog called Cards for Men, and the challenge this week is to make a love or valentine-themed card for a man.
Well, for my Dad, nothing says love quite like vintage cars & a road trip. Each time my Dad comes to visit me, a trip to Duffy's, the local vintage car showroom is always on the agenda ... and I love hearing all of the stories he tells me about the different makes and models of cars. The soda pop lid paper also reminds me of sharing an ice cold soda with my Dad on Uncle Leonard's farm (there was a refrigerator on the back porch that was always stocked with our favorite flavors of bottled soda).
I made this card for my Dad using Tim Holtz Lost and Found papers and stamps from Artistic Outpost's Route 66 and the Ledger from the new Ephemeral Backgrounds (remember, to celebrate the new releases, you get 15% off your purchase at Artistic Outpost through February 14th if you use the code January2011 at checkout).
The images & sentiment were stamped on a blank page from a vintage scrapbook and the car was colored with Prismacolor Pencils that were blended with an art eraser (I love how it blends the pencil lines and allows me to vary the darkness of my coloring). I finished with lots of distressing & inking on the edges.
Here's one of the photos from our vintage car outing at Thanksgiving.