Project - No. 7 Racing Car card

Lovely vintage-look card, just right for Father's Day and male birthdays.

For this one print:-

The No.7 Racing car motifs onto quality white card
The Car Miniatures sheet onto quality white paper
The Vintage Map Panels sheet onto quality white paper
The Plain Red background onto quality white paper

To make the card, cover the front of a cream A5 card blank with the plain red background paper. Stick a 19 x 12.8cm piece of the vintage map background panel to a larger piece of silver metallic card and trim round with a craft knife and ruler to leave a small border. Add this to the card. All background pieces are stuck with double-sided tape.

Stick a medium motif and a greeting 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. Add the pieces to the card with sticky pads.

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 and spark plugs, cut out the long triangular coloured pieces from the miniatures sheet. Roll each one 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 of the screwdriver 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.

Add the miniatures to the card with a strong tacky glue such as Aleene's.

Products used on the No.7 Racing Car Card

Public Domain Image Library