I don't think you call it a "sweet 16" when it's a boy's birthday, do you? Anyway, I made this for Brad, my husband's "little brother". Kevin and Brad have been paired up through the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program since Brad was 7 years old. His mom had just signed him up for the program a few months earlier, and the organization told her it could be a couple of years before he was paired up with anyone. Well, Kevin happened to join just at the right time, and they were paired up. It's been a great relationship for all of us. Since we don't have any children of our own, Brad has become our surrogate child and part of our family. He's a great kid and we all enjoy having him around. Wednesday is his actual birthday, but we are having a little celebration here today and I wanted to give him a "car" card. In New York, you can begin to drive at the age of sixteen. I'm not sure when he's getting his permit, but I'm sure Kevin will be taking him out driving when he does get it!
I pulled out SU's retired classic convertibles for this one. I stamped it in Versafine and colored it with a copic marker. I used a silver Spica pen on the chrome, but you can't see it in the picture. I had this all mounted and ready to go and then decided it needed something else! So I pulled it apart, made the tire track panel with a retired SU wheel and put it back together again. Much better with the added layer! I hope Brad likes it, and I know he'll laugh when he sees the car!
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Stamps: Classic Convertibles (retired SU), Making Tracks (retired SU wheel), Simple Little Things (PTI)
Paper: Whisper white, black, Washington Apple (SU)
Ink: Versafine black, copic marker
Accessories: Spica silver pen, brads, tag die, dimensionals