Happy Birthday to Choo!

At AiFactory Challenges were asking you to Use Your Favorite Embellishment.You have until 11:59EST on Wednesday July 6th to upload your project using the link below. You do not have to use an AIF image but we would love it if you did and you get an extra entry. You can find some great images in the store here. Don’t forget to take a look at the DT’s fabulous work while you’re there.

For my card I’ve used Toy Train Clipart.As you can see I’ve flipped the image as  I felt it looked better that way.That’s the beauty of digital images.I then decided to coat the image in clear ultra thick embossing enamel.It’s so much easier than using normal embossing powder  as you don’t have to keep layering it up to get the result you want.As for my favorite embellishment…well…it had to be… BUTTONS!Love ’em.I managed to sneak in some baker’s twine.I couldn’t have put them on my card naked!!

Supplies :
Image : Toy Train Clipart from AiFactory
Sentiment : Pink Cat Studio Kiki Kitty Plate 1
Mediums : Versamark,clear ultra thick embossing enamel,Jet Black Archival ink
Papers & Card : DP Artic Frog 6 x 6 Lily Pads Spring Break, Green card from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Siesta Small Corner Rounder Punch,,Cuttlebug 5 x 7 Clockworks embossing folder,Big Shot,Heat gun
Embellishments : Papermania Buttons Yellow Tube,We R Memory Keepers  Sew Easy Fancy Floss – Bakers Twine Primary

Some challenges this card is for :

Digi’s With Attitude!Challenges : Anything Goes 
Sew Many Cards : Dry Embossing
Secret Crafter : Embossing
The Sisterhood of Crafters : Male themed Anniversary/Birthday card
The Paper Shelter : Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : T is for…Train!Oh,and twine.


Lisa x


12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lisa Minckler
    Jun 30, 2011 @ 12:48:56

    Love that post title!! lol…very creative and your train is adorable! I’m also diggin’ that twine and I would say that the happy day qualifies as a tag possibly? 🙂
    The gears embossed in the background add a perfect touch.
    Your card is wonderful and we thank you for sharing it with us at Top Tip Tuesday for our “T” challenge.
    Happy Stamping…
    Lisa xx


  2. Lisa B
    Jun 30, 2011 @ 12:49:10

    This card is adorable! I love the vibrant colors and you did an amazing job coloring it.

    Thanks for playing along with our challenge for the BOys/Men over at the Sisterhood.


  3. Anne Temple
    Jun 30, 2011 @ 13:50:01

    Very cool effect using the ultra thick embossing powder and a great choice using that gear embossing folder for the background.


  4. Marie
    Jun 30, 2011 @ 14:04:25

    Very sweet. The train is so cute! My boys adore this. Can I have it asked my youngerst. 🙂
    Thanks for playing with us over at TPS Challenges this week.
    Love n hugs


  5. Bridget
    Jun 30, 2011 @ 18:36:48

    Wow gorgeous card and i love the embossing and colour theme,

    Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 140 Embossing, I hope you join us again next week,

    Good luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x.


  6. Jane Carroll
    Jun 30, 2011 @ 20:44:13

    Thanks for joining our “Embossing” challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE 🙂

    Hugs Jane x


  7. Francesca
    Jul 01, 2011 @ 18:08:01

    Very pretty
    Thanks for joining us at Secret crafter Saturday Challenge this week


  8. Kate
    Jul 01, 2011 @ 18:21:42

    Great embossing and beautiful creation, thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, if you haven’t already popped, I have candy if your interested
    Hugs Kate xx


  9. darling Ho
    Jul 03, 2011 @ 00:24:38

    Sorry for late to comment.
    How cool this is!! Love the colours you’ve used, and I do love the little train.
    (So does my son. He said that he love it!)
    Thanks for sharing it. ~darling Ho~ SMC-DT

    p.s. SEW MANY Challenge has July New Release Blop Hop this time. Welcome to join us.


  10. Janette G.
    Jul 03, 2011 @ 22:51:34

    Cool card! Love that gear embossed background;)

    Thanks for joining the fun at Top Tip Tuesday :0)



  11. MIcki
    Jul 04, 2011 @ 03:54:20

    Love it. The colors…the blue and green is wonderful and love the card design. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters in our male themed birthday/anniversary challenge.


  12. Cheryl Valadez
    Jul 06, 2011 @ 08:09:33

    What a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining the challenge this week at The Paper Shelter! Hugz, Cheryl


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