Project - Railton & Thunderbolt card

Motoring historians will love this card featuring the Railton Special and Thunderbolt.

For this one print:-

The Railton Special motif sheet onto quality white card
The Thunderbolt motif sheet onto quality white card
The Car miniatures sheet onto quality white paper
The Vintage map background panels sheet onto quality white paper (printed on a borderless setting)

To make the card, cut out one of the vintage map background panels and stick it to a cream A5 card blank with double-sided tape. If you haven't got a borderless setting for your printer or you forget to print it on a borderless setting, use the plain red background and cut out the centre of the vintage map panel to make the background instead.

Mount small Railton Special and Thunderbolt motifs onto larger pieces of silver metallic card with double-sided tape and trim round with a craft knife and ruler to leave a small border.

Arrange the two car/vehicle pictures and one of the small information motifs on the card blank and when you're happy with the arrangement, stick the car motifs into place with double-sided tape and add the information piece with sticky pads, so that it sits slightly above the pictures.

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 Railton & Thunderbolt card

Public Domain Image Library