Sunday, May 15, 2011

Simply Sundays "Retro Daddy"

Good morning fellow cricky friends,

Welcome to another Simply Sunday at Getting Cricky.  I just love Sundays...first it's my only scheduled day off of work and second I get to post, post, post.  Ha.  Seriously...I love Sundays...sleep in, go to church, eat lunch, play in my craft room, aaaahhh, Sundays are the best...

So...Miss Kristal had me going on this week's challenge...She told us "Retro Daddy"....huh?  After much deliberation I finally emailed her and told her I had no idea what that meant or what to do.  She emailed me back and told me I could make anything with a "retro" theme or a Father's Day card...aaaah.  So here is my card:

Kristal had mentioned the Wrap It Up cart a while back and when Michaels had a cricut cart sale about a month ago I splurged on it and I LOVE IT.  It really has some very cool cuts on it and it had an old time car.  I love old time cars...and so does my dad, so this will be his Father's day card this year.  I hope you like it:

I cut the car at 4.25 inches...this is a very simple cut file actually.  It does has some teeny tiny pieces, but the layering is very simple.  I added some gold glitter glue to the yellow pieces for some glitz and also two blue buttons with some yellow embroidery floss to match.

I simply printed "Happy Father's Day" on my computer on white card stock.  Then I distressed it with black, blue, red, and yellow ink.  I sprayed some pinkish "glimmer mist" and "rubbed" it in.  I attached some twine to the label and adhered it to my background paper.  I have no idea where the background paper is from because it was in my stash, but it matched the cut perfectly.  I sprayed it with the the pinkish "glimmer mist" and then crumpled it up.  The cut file and the label are pop dotted on the background paper.  Oh and I am sure you all know this, but when you crumple paper it actually shrinks a little...ha.

Let's see what you have now...remember this challenge is open until the 28th of May so you have plenty of time to get those creative juices flowing and there is no limit on how many items you can submit.  Hurry over Getting Cricky and link, link, link.  Thanks for stopping by this challenge Sunday and I hope to see you again soon.  Remember also, I love comments and if you are a new follower, I will surely follow you back.  Just let me know in the comments section and I will be over to check out your blog as soon as possible.


  1. Very cute card! I love it!

  2. Great job on your card, Brenda!! I love the crinkled background paper (I've been known to iron paper flat after it 'shrinks' on me -- grrr! LOL!!) That car is fantastic -- I think I really 'need' this cartridge now!! :)

    I also wanted to thank you for your lovely comments on my blog recently... It means so much to me that you took the time to leave me such encouraging words.

    I can't wait to see what you create next (I'm already a follower, and I'm HAPPY to have my list back in Blogger dashboard now!!)...

    Thanks again!!
    Amy :) at

  3. I love your card.The buttons on the wheels are great.Love all the ink and glimmer mist on your label.I am a new follower.

  4. The car is sooo cute! The whole card turned out great. I'm a new follower:)

  5. Brenda your card is lovely! Who would have thought pink glimmer turned out fabulous :) I'm also one of your newest followers. Have a great week!

  6. OMG Brenda, I love it. You did a great job. Cool paper and I love the buttons. Have a great week!
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

  7. Love the card. Love the crinkled paper and adore the "tie-dye" inking you did on the sentiment tag!

  8. Brenda, this card is simply awesome!
    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  9. Really great the vintage old car and the buttons on the wheels are the perfect accent!!

  10. Love this card. The Car reminds me of a car my
    f-i-l has...since it's a car with the Historical Car Society, couldn't drive around much. I can see him sitting in it. Love it. Good job.
    Perfect for Father's Day.

  11. Great job, love the old time feel of it!
    thanks for sharing:)

  12. You did a great job on this card.... I think it came out cute. Im stopping by from Getting Cricky with Kristel. I'm also your newest follower.
    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com
    I'd love for you to be a follower of mine if you'd like.

  13. Very cool that old car...and your crumpling technique! TFS!

    ~Sharon C.


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