Tuesday, April 17, 2018

1988 Mustang GT Shaped Birthday Card

What a lot of fun I had creating this card this morning !

It was made to resemble a 1988 Ford Mustang GT
and will be given to my son for his birthday.
He's building one of these cars into a race car.
His last few birthday cards have been Volkswagen inspired cards
since that is what he drives daily.

Sorry, but there isn't really a tutorial that I can give.
I made it like my other car shape inspired projects,
I start with making a simple sketch to use as a sort of pattern.
I then cut it apart and trace around the pieces,
trimming as needed, to make things fit.
I look at a photo of the car at the same time to help. 

A little bit of detail work with ink, pencil and Crystal Effects.
Adding some pieces as raised or recessed layers
to create a bit of dimension helps.

Once the front is complete, I lay it out on folded card stock,
trace around it then cut it out with scissors to make the card.

Here are a few more photos to help show the detail.
I even cut out the tiniest oval and tried to write
Ford in script on it with a white gel pen! 

The bumper is raised up and slightly
and curved around a piece of chipboard

The headlights have stamping and stenciling
details, topped off with Crystal Effects

The fog lights were made with 
white card stock glued under
holes punched into the front end.

The tires are made from textured card stock

 No, I didn't recreate the back of the car ;)
It took HOURS to do the front as it is.
I love my son dearly, but . . . . . 

The inside is blank since I will be 
handwriting a note in it to him. 

 My basic sketch above (I folded it in half to cut it out
so it might be a bit more symmetrical) 
and below the pieces I cut from it to use as patterns

Thanks for looking =) 

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:

Cardz 4 Guyz - #192 Travel or Transport
The Male Room #83 - Symmetry
Shopping Our Stash #350 - Yo Dude!
Cards In Envy  - Birthday 
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes April


  1. THIS IS TOO COOL! Oh, how fun and inspiring! I will go check out the Ford truck next! Thank you for sharing at SOS this week-- I do love cards and maybe I need to follow your lead and try to build one from paper!

  2. Wow! What an impressive card! There is no question how much you love you son. I love all the detail, right down to the tiny Ford emblem. Thanks for playing with us over at Cards in Envy!

  3. What a lovely idea for a male card. I hadn't thought about a shaped card. I love that you came up with something so origninal. Thanks for joining us at Cardz4guyz. Love Dawn x

  4. WOW! This is really a great man's card. I love it! So clever too. Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

  5. Cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz.
    Pause Dream Enjoy

  6. WOW this is so super cool!!!
    Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew this week for our "Yo Dude" challenge!!

  7. What a great card for your son and so imaginative.
    So pleased you joined us at Cardz4Guyz. :)

  8. I am totally a fan of your "car" cards! With a husband that is into racing cars I love getting ideas from you! Super fun card and thanks for the tutorial! Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy!


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