Thursday, 9 October 2014

Steampunk Train Birthday Card

Hello Everyone

I hope this finds you well and having a really good Thursday.

It's all go here at Casa Worthington. The painting of the hall ... delayed, if you recall, due to a back injury preventing the EM from finishing the job he had already started ... has recommenced. After months of painkillers and physiotherapy, I'm happy to report he is now back to full health, albeit still having to take things a little easier than before ... in other words, pace himself!!! It also means that my time in the craft room is limited ... ladders everywhere means access has been denied much of the time. So, I have very little to share at the moment but here is the card made for my SIL's 50th birthday.
With his main interests being football, cars and model railways I looked for a stamp that I thought would encompass some, if not all, of these and settled on this really quirky one from Lost Coast, Steampunk Grasshopper Train.
I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured it with a mix of ProMarkers and Sharpie pens, picking out some of the colours in the background patterned paper ... printed from a My Craft Studio CD, Tinkering with Steampunk. Red and blue mirror card was used for matting and layering. Printed ribbon (Ribbonbox) bought at the Hobbycraft Show in Glasgow, as far back as last October especially with this birthday in mind, and toning card candy were used for embellishments.

Inside and back were, as usual, decorated with leftover strips of the patterned paper.

One of the reasons that the stamp felt appropriate was because there is similar old-fashioned trains on the cushions I made for the birthday boy's train shed - you may have seen them in an earlier post here.

Time I made a quick exit. Another good reason for staying well away from the area being painted is that the fumes from the paint have triggered an asthma attack. Normal service will be resumed once the job is completed and all the fumes have dissipated.

Thanks for looking, comments are always appreciated ... if only to let me know that I'm not alone in cyberland :)

Take care, see you soon and, as always, happy crafting,


Sandra H said...

Simply gorgeous card Elizabeth as always, I like your image and the design and the colours are fabulous too! x

Liz said...

Brilliant card, especially for a man. Love the image! xx

Jean said...

A super card Elizabeth, It is a lovely fun stamp and you have used the coloured mirri card to great effect.
Jean x

Jacee said...

Fabulous card Elizabeth, love how you have done the inside too.
hugs Jacee
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Marie-Louise said...

Super card Elizabeth.

Jackie said...

Fantastic card Elizabeth, even though I'm not a steampunk fan :o)
Jackie xx

Carole Pollard said...

Wonderful card love the stamp its just fab I'm sure he'll just love receiving this such a thoughtful card love and Hugs Carole x