February 22, 2013

Playing in Paradise #105

Happy Friday, It is time for another Playing in Paradise challenge and I am hostess this week.  I chose Travel as the theme this week.
I made this card way more complicated than it needed to be. I wanted to 'dirty' up the DP I used for my background. I pulled out my craft sheet and used a tea bag to add some 'vintage' colouring. I crumpled up the paper and then added some Distress ink to the wrinkles.  This is where is gets interesting,
I tried to us my ribbon straighter to iron out the paper a little and it ripped.. yup. So instead of starting over I just inking the torn edges and glued it back together. Despite my mishaps It actually turned out great.
I heat embossed the sentiment and car, then added some twine and the center  panel. I used foam tape to pop up the car and added a mini paper clip to the sentiment.


I had intended to add Happy Birthday as a sentiment on the inside but my husband snagged the card as a Retirement card for a co-worker.

Stop by the Playing in Paradise blog to see what the challenge team has created and we hope you play along.

Supplies: Natural White and navy card stock, Designer Paper-Bo Bunny, Inkadinkado-Journey,The Old Island Stamp company-1929 MG Midget,  twine, mini paperclip.



  1. Nina, thank you for this sample. /the slightly grungy texture gives it such character. I love that your husband pays enough attention to what you do to grab your cards. Keep smiling and creating

  2. Wonderful masculine card, Nina. The 'dirty' DP looks great.

    Hugs, Dawn

  3. Me too I love that your husband actually looks at your cards! Mine, not so much, lol :)
    What on earth is a ribbon straightener? I'm intrigued! And it may have been more involved than it had to be, but the final project is awesome. Love it!

  4. wow Nina what an awesome card ...love the paper you used. Smart man there ...he knows a good card when he sees one. Thank you for sharing.


  5. I love this card!! Smart husband... it's wonderful for a retirement card!!

  6. Nina you are so good at male cards! Wish I got the same inspiration. This is great. Hugs Polly x

  7. This card looks fabulous Nina! Absolutely fabulous!!