Project - Alvis 14 card

I'm sure cars like this were still around when I was young - I must be old!

For this one print:-

The Alvis 14 motifs onto quality white card
The Car miniatures sheet onto quality white paper
The blue car background onto quality white paper

The blue car background sheet can downloaded for free by clicking here. Click on the link to open the image in Adobe Acrobat reader - if you need it you can download it for free by clicking on the button below.

 

To make the card, cover the front of a white or ivory 7" x 5" card blank with the car background paper using double-sided tape.

Mount a small car motif and one of the information motifs onto larger pieces of silver metallic card with double-sided tape, then trim round with a craft knife and ruler to leave a small border.

Arrange these two pieces on the card and when you're happy with the arrangement, stick the information piece in place with double-sided tape then add the car picture with sticky pads, so that it sits slightly over the other piece.

To make the motor oil miniature, cut the long strip from the miniatures sheet with a craft knife and ruler. Roll up the strip, starting it with a cocktail stick. When you've finished rolling, let it out a little until it's the size you like and then stick the end with double-sided tape. For a nice firm roll, add another strip of paper of the same size and roll both pieces together.

For the miniature screwdriver, cut out one of the long triangular coloured pieces from the miniatures sheet. Roll it up from the large end, starting the roll with a cocktail stick (or paper clip for a smaller hole in the middle). Stick the end down with double-sided tape (to make it easy, add the double-sided tape before cutting out the piece).

The metal part is actually a piece of paper-clip. You can buy thick craft wire for this but this is usually in a roll which would be hard to straighten completely, so the paper-clip thing works quite well here! If you can find a nice big paper-clip, even better.

Cut the straight part of the paper-clip for a screwdriver with wire-cutters, then add a little tacky glue to the end and push it into the hole in the centre of the screwdriver handle. Make sure it's sitting in there straight, then leave it to dry.

For the map, cut out one of the maps from the miniatures sheet and fold it up - just as a real map would be folded. Add it to the card with double-sided tape.

Add the motor oil and the screwdriver to the card with a strong tacky glue such as Aleene's.

Products used on the Alvis 14 card