Monday, March 21, 2011

Another card for Dad!

Hi Guys,

It is Dad's birthday tomorrow. I'm pretty sure we're going to introduce him to the delights of Max Brenner, (Dad is a chocoholic). I made a card tonight for Mum to give him. He not only likes VW's, he loves steam trains. I've had this stamp for a few years and bring it out every so often so he doesn't get bored with it.
 For my layout I've used the Sweet Sunday Sketch #109:

Here is my card:

I've used some retired SU DSP and retired 'Kiwi Kiss' CS, as I figured I couldn't really use my 'Travel Journal' DSP again just yet ;-)
I inked the train in 'Basic Black', 'Basic Gray (sic)', 'Sahara Sand' and Old Olive' markers and then did some sponging in those colours, plus some 'Bashful Blue' for the sky. I stamped the sentiment (non SU) in 'Basic Black' ink on twill ribbon. Have been meaning to try some patterned stamps on twill as patterned twill ribbon is everywhere in the shops right now.
I added the Jumbo eyelets, these are my 'go to' embellishment for male cards as the look a lot like rivets. I swear Dad has received hardly any cards from me without them LOL.

I must admit that i am pretty happy with how this turned out, I think it looks better IRL.

I better head off as there is a thunder storm coming. This, combined with the night road works down the street is proving to be less than restful.

Catch you soon,
Fi x


Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Wow! You are the master of male cards! This is fab! Hugs xxaxx

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