Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Choo Choo Birthday

I know Christmas is right around the corner and all, but today I'm taking a break from all things Christmas. At least for this post anyway! Many of you have read that I make cards every month with a group of ladies from church. We send these to From Our Hearts for the military personnel to use. Since the last of our Christmas cards were sent in early October, we've been concentrating on Valentine cards. But all the mushy red and pink stuff has really been a bit much lately. So this month we're taking a break and making more general style and birthday cards. Don't you think this little train card will be perfect for some little boy that's crazy about anything with trains?
Stamps: Choo Choo and On Your Birthday
Cardstock: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, and Basic Black
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Riding Hood Red, and Going Gray (retired)
Accessories: Spiral Border Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch
This card is very straight forward - what you see is how you make it! My friend Michelle Glennie suggested using the Spiral Border Punch to give the black layer a look of train tracks. It was the perfect touch!
Those of you that have used the sentiment stamp (look who's...) know how hard it is to get a clean impression with no residual ink inside the parenthesis, so I got around that by adding a 1/2" circle of Bashful Blue cardstock. It fits in the parenthesis just like it was made for it. (hmmm, maybe it was!) Anyway, for the stack of cards we'll be making tonight, it will be a big help!! And it helps to focus on the number that the user can write in there. All in all it works out well.
Thanks for stopping by today. It's back to the creating table to get another card idea planned out and all the materials cut and packed. I think this time I need to find something for a little girl to even out the cards alittle. Don't you agree? Have a great day...

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