Sunday, February 15, 2009

Daytona 500 !!!

Yaaaaahoooooooo, Daytona!! Are you as excited as I am??!!

Just like last week, Dawn and I thought it'd be fun to make some racing-themed cards again to celebrate the 2009 racing season getting underway. Be sure to stop by Dawn's blog and check out what she made this week...I can't wait to see it! Wanna play along too? We'd love that!! Last week Wendy and Jen joined in with us, and I saw a few of you said you'd love to play along this week. If you do, we're using the same NASCAR1 keyword on SCS uploads.



Last week I made a card themed around Kevin's #29 car, so this week I thought I'd make a general racing-themed card. I've wanted to try and make the NASCAR logo for a long time now with my JustRite stamps, so I figured this was as good a time as any to finally give it a try. What do you think? How'd I do with the logo? I pulled my husband's online NASCAR game and matched up the Prism papers to the colors in the logo on the CD.

The letters were stamped in white craft onto black CS, heat embossed with white EP, and cut out. I used my 3-1/4" circle stamper, but any of the larger JustRite circle stampers (or the rectangular one) would work. The yellow mat panel behind the NASCAR logo is up on Dimensionals, with the Dimensionals placed around the checkered flag because that already sits pretty high just from the ribbon. The checkered flag was made with the ribbon-weaving technique. I know, I did this last week but I just HAD to do it again. It's such a great way to make a checkered flag!! If you want to see the tutorial, check it out HERE on Rose Ann's blog. Thanks again for the tutorial, Rose Ann!

You can get the JustRite products and all the Prism paper colors at Stamper's Dream. Just click on the links in the supply list below.

Here's a pic that shows how the card folds:



SUPPLY LIST
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Stamps: JustRite Brayton Font and Wooden Stamper
Paper: Prism Sunflowers Medium, Prism Classic Orange, Prism Razzleberry Medium, Prism Nautical Blue Medium, SU Basic Black, Georgia Pacific White
Ink: White Craft
Accessories: Gold Metallic String, Paper Piercing Tool & SU Mat Pack, Dimensionals, White Embossing Powder, White and Black Satin Ribbon
Technique: Ribbon Weaving, Paper Piercing, Heat Embossing
Card Size: 3.5 x 8.25"


Now, LET'S GO RACIN' !!! Gooooooo Kevin !!!



27 comments:

Terri said...

Girl, you are one racing "nut"...love all the bold colors on this card. Fun challenge!

Janet said...

Denise - Oh, I'm so excited as well about the race today. It will be interesting to see all the cars whirling around the tracks again. I can't wait. I love your card. I have a friend who is a huge NASCAR fan as well and she recently moved and since we can't talk about it tomorrow at work, I think receiving something like this would cheer her up - thank you for sharing this idea. Have a great RACE day !!!

Wendy said...

OMGosh!!!!!!! This is flippin awesome, Denise!!!! I'm lovin your weaving technique on the checkered flag! WOW, have I told you how awesome this is! LOL I LOVE IT!!

I'll have my card posted this afternoon as soon as hubby & the kids leave for Allentown for a Scion meet, so stay tuned.

Happy Nascar Day...Boogity, boogity, boogity....let's go racin boys! :)

Wendy

Dawn Easton said...

Happy Race Day Girl!!!

Only a couple of hours til Race Day kicks off on Speed...need to finish my coffee, shower and be ready to sit and watch...haha!

You did an awesome job making that logo!!! LOVE that idea! I seriously need to try that weaving technique of Rose Ann's...your checkered flag turned out GREAT!!!

Hope my card brings Jeff some luck ;)

Joan Ervin said...

You did a fabulous job on the Nascar logo card, Denise....Your ribbon weaving is sooo pretty and the colors, shape, design...everything is absolutely gorgeous!!! Have a wonderful day at the races and I hope your favorite has a great showing but I gotta hope Jeff wins!!!

Silke said...

Fabulous card - Denise!!! This is sooooooo cool!!!

I wish I could play along, but I don't even have one stamp that is car related - LOL!!!!

Janice M said...

OMGosh!!! What a great card!!!

Elena said...

Wow! What an adorable card!!! Love the weaving technique!

inkedx2 said...

This is so cool!!!!!!!! I love racing season. I turn on the race and make cards to heart's content. Can't wait for this afternoon! Hope the rain holds out.

Robbie

Jerri Kay said...

Oh my gosh, this is fabulous Denise! Now would you send that card to my Dad? His birthday is Feb. 19 and I think you should be his daughter! That man lives for Nascar and has most of his entire life! I can remember quite a few Daytona trips when I a little girl. I was so scared of those loud, fast cards! I remember seeing one get in an accident and sparks were everywhere. I think I must have hidden my eyes because I remember thinking it caught on fire and evaporated. It must have gone into the pits while my eyes were hidden, that memory has stayed with me all these years.. . LOL!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

OMG! That is just AWESOME! Girl, you nailed that Nascar logo!

Cathy from Illinois said...

Great Job!!Looks just like it too!! But have to disagree - Go, Tony!!! :)

Sue Strozyk said...

Wow, awesome. Love the ribbon weaving!

Rose Ann said...

Oh my gosh...this is perfect, Denise!! Such an awesome job with the logo, and I love your card shape & checkered flag!!

(Thanks for the mention once again.)

Enjoy watching the race!!

MakiJo said...

Woohoo! Your card ROCKS and so are YOU!! I'm watching right now I can't go my stuido until the race is over, lol!! Hope I can stamp tonight.

Velta said...

Wow Denise...this is the perfect card for the NASCAR event...Your excitement flows out to everyone who sees your work...You are so enthusiastic about this...it makes me smile :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is just cool!!

Lori said...

WOW!!! Cool card bud!! I couldn't think of any ideas (hangs head in shame). LOVE what you did!!!

Joan said...

Love this - The checkered flag and the bright colours.

Lynda Benden said...

Great card Denise!!! I love the bold colors ~ perfect! Hope you had fun watching the race!

Candy said...

Awesome Denise!!

Jetstudio Designs said...

Awesome card Denise. We didn't get to watch much of the race yesterday...but did see a few of the last laps. I know thats horrible!! I did see Kevin got 2nd...maybe today I'll get to make a card!

Whimsey said...

NICE!!! How about that race? I LOVED it; hated to see it end in rain; but it was still a great race.

What did you think of the Earnhardt/Vicker's accident? Oh my, lots of finger pointing in that one...and our oldest daughter loves Dale Jr.

I saw another Tony fan in your comment section; he finished well for being a brand-new team!

Until the next race....boogity, boogity, boogity, let's go racin' boys!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

What a cooooool card!! Love the logo, and the fun size of the card! And so you know, DH now feels the need to keep me up to date on Kevin since he's "your guy" :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OMG...this is SOOOOOOOOOOOO cool Denise!! WOW!

Amy Johnson said...

Well I'm not a Nascar Fan, but I just think this is soooo creative and cool. I love how you wove the ribbon together! Just fabulous!

E-Oooo (Peanut minus the Bee) said...

Oooh! This DID turn out well. I love it. :)