Monday 28 April 2014

Bus Birthday

My partner is a 'classic bus enthusiast' who owns two doubledeckers and organises an annual bus event in a seaside town. I think you can see why I made this card! We've been together ten years and it's a challenge to keep coming up with fresh bus-themed ideas!

I found a free 'vector' image of a bus silhouette on the internet, opened it in Photoshop and converted it to a PNG. Then I pulled it into Silhouette Studio , traced it and cut it.  I typed in the numbers and sentiment and used 'print and cut'.  The seaside background was composed from the picture builder section of My Craft Studio 'Setting the Scene' CD.  Then I just inked and mounted everything.

Looking at the front of my bus, bet you can't guess how many candles he'll have on his cake!
I'd like to enter:
CD Sunday For someone special
Little Red Wagon  numbers ( hope they're not too discreet)
Moving along with the times transport
Seize the Birthday anything goes


Michelle J M said...

Fabulous! What a fantastic job you have made of this card Marina. I am sure your partner is going to love it. Michelle x

starcyl said...

I'm sure that all the effort will be appreciated, you've made a great job of this.
Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week.
Jenny x
CD Sunday DT

shirley-bee said...

Love your Number 55 bus! (Oh, the nostalgia of the old Routemasters!) Thanks so much for playing along at Seize The Birthday!

cm said...

How amazing is your bus for your partner - and personalized, too! He's lucky to have such a thoughtful companion! "Classic bus enthusiast" - super cool - and yes, finding new images must be a challenge! My husband is a road bike and cyclocross race competitor, and finding bike-themed stamps like his (not the 'cruiser' or kid versions) is close to impossible. Once I resorted to inking up his bike tire and making a card with that as an image...I know, the things we do! Great card, and I know he'll love it!

Sharyn Polesel said...

What a fun birthday card! I wish I was there. lol Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Tracy Penney said...

You have numbers on the card so that works just fine for our Little Red Wagon Challenge. Thanks for joining us this week. What a great way to personalize a birthday card.

Susie W. said...

Oh, how fun! This card is so clever and so cute!
Thank you for joining us at Seize The Birthday. :)

sandie said...

hubby is so going to love this Marina! I will have to keep my eyes peeled for ideas for you xx

chrissie said...

Really fantastic card Marina--you always have brilliant ideas

Love Chrissie x

Wynn said...

What a great card Marina. Thank you for explaining how you created it. Sounds too complicated for me tho......very clever x Glad I popped over from CD Sunday to take a peak. Wynn DT xx

Christine said...

Great card Marina. You have super ideas when you designs your cards. Guessing 55 candles on the cake
Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week.
Christine xx
CD Sunday DT Team A

Beryl said...

This is brilliant Marina (and a great inspiration for me having recently acquired a Silhouette Portrait).
Thank you for joining in.
Beryl xx
CD Sunday DT

Jocelyn said...

Very clever card and great how you have managed to convert it to use.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday DT

Pia S said...

Card making has many advantages, one of them is that you can make THE perfect card for someone. Like you did here. I'm sure you wouldn't be able to find anything close to this in a shop! I love making nautical scene cards, I can definitely see the bg being a great addition to my collection of images!

Tammy said...

Oh what a fabulous card Marina! I love how you've created the bus and your beautiful background! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week!
Tammy x

mixamatoasties said...

Super card.

Thanks for sharing at MAWTT this week.


sue-b said...

This is super and very cleaver of you to do all that with the bus .
Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week.
sue-b xx

Mistys Mum said...

What a fantastic card I am sure your partner will be delighted. Men are so difficult to make cards for but you have nailed this one. x

Carol said...

Such a lot of clever work and a super card to show for it. Thank you for joining in with us.
Carol xx
CD Sunday DT