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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Love Bug Valentine!

Here's the card I made for my hubby for V-Day!!! I LOVE it! I saw a card in a gallery with a VW Bug made with punches and added to it. I created the landscape with a retired pack of DSP from last years SAB. I have tons of it left and am really trying to use it up. I wish the picture really showed the hood of the car better, but I waited until nighttime to shoot it. There's a lot of little details added to this card, and it was SO much fun. I LOVE Punch Art and do it all the time, but this was the most fun I have had with punches in a while!

As a teen, I was addicted to VW Beetles. I bought my first one with my own money when I was 15. My Dad and I worked on it together. When I graduated from High School in 99, my Dad surprised me by driving up to my cookout/party in the most beautiful shiny white 72' bug!!! Fully restored to be exact as it was new, perfect condition and ran like a dream. There's no more uncomfortable car in the summer, so we installed a fan in the floor and I loved this car for years! I just recently sold it, *sigh*. I haven't driven it since I had kids, so it sat for 6 years. I miss her very much. My hubby (whom I didn't know till I was 18) grew up driving bugs, too. So, I thought this card would be perfect!

The list of punches is long, and I may accidentally leave one or two out, but here's my best shot without my notes:

Word Window
Horizontal Slot
Modern Label
1 3/8" Circle
3/4" Circle
1/2" Circle
2 x 1 3/8" Oval
1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval
1 3/8" x 5/8" Oval

And the top body part of the car is a 2 3/4" circle from a cutting system.


Yolanda said...

Very neat! I am alwaysamazed at the things you can do with punches. Amazing! TFS. yolanda-tryingtobecreative.blogspot.com

The Mama Monkey said...

This is SO CUTE!!! I love it! And great use of the DSP for the backgrounds!!

gale said...

So adorable!! I wanted a vw bug when I was a kid but my dad said he never wanted to work on a vw ever again (we had a vw bus). I never did get one so I hope one of my kids does someday.

Belinda Keller said...

what a perfect masculine card. I may have to case this one soon as the hubby has a birthday coming up!

Following you via SC.


Leena Girsa said...

So cute! My hubby's a Bug fan too...think I might have to try this one! Now following your blog from SC #342...hope you'll return the favor when you get a chance. http://alacards.blogspot.com

Jenn Embry said...

Awesome card!!! So cool that you used punches to create it.

Dawn said...

I just love this fun and happy card! It is darling... great job.

Anonymous said...

Very cute card. Love it and the story you told about your vw bug. Great way to get some use out of your punches.

Jennifer Schmidt said...

LOVE it! That's some awesome punch art! I adore bugs too, but never owned one. My best friend in high school had an old, bright orange convertible bug that we went everywhere in. Sounds like yours was really nice! Must have been really difficult to part with.

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