Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Train Card

Over at Emma's blog, the Throwback Thursday Challenge is to use Paper Doll Dress up or Everyday Paper Dolls and to use some sort of embossing (wet or dry).

The challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut is Neglected CartridgesMake a project using a Cricut cartridge that you haven't used in over 6 months.

Here is my entry for the challenges:


I used the train tracks from Everyday Paper Dolls (cut at 2") and the train from My Community (also cut at 2"). I haven't used either of these cartridges for nearly a year.


As you can see, I went NUTS with the white gel pen! :) I also added "smoke" by sponging on black ink.  I also took a Versa Mark pen and added white embossing powder to the billows of smoke (that traveled up on the top of the card - beyond the top fold).


I cut the wheels with silver textured card stock.  I also used eyelets to add detail.


See? Crazy with the gel pen!! :)


Here you can see the embossed "happy Birthday" sentiment. It's a $1 stamp from Michael's. The silver metallic embossing power really compliments the other elements of the train. I stamped the sentiment on vellum.

Thanks so much for visiting me here at CardsbyCG.blogspot.com.  I'd love to hear what you think.  Feel free to become a follower or sign up for my email updates (provided through FeedBurner).  I'd love to share my crafting journey with you! - Cheryl

21 comments:

DEBBIE ORR said...

Very cute card idea I love the embossing

Anna said...

Love this card and all the details. You are amazing with the gel pen. Each dash is the same. I wish I could do that LOL Love all the embossing. Just a great card.

Stephanie said...

Cheryl I just have to tell you, this is the cutest train I have ever seen. Great details.

CraftsManda said...

WOW! I love this card. Your train is the cutest thing ever!!

Sharon said...

Love it! It's so adorable. I love all the white ink. It was worth all the time and ink ;) It really adds! My favorite part is the embossed sentiment!

Just wanted to say thank you for making your comment link so easy to find haha. Sometimes I cannot figure out where it is, lol.

Ladybug Designs said...

wow! that is a lot of stitching. Look fantastic. Thanks for playing with us at FCCB

Sheena said...

TOO CUTE!! I love how you did the smoke..Adorable!!

Jean said...

Great card. I really love the look of the smoke. Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB this week.

Craft Junkie Too said...

LOVE IT! The smoke on that train is the cutest and love the stitching.....you really knocked yourself out with this one Cheryl. Great job my friend!
♥Tracy

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Great embossing! Love the train, too. Thanks for joining us at FCCB!

BrendaB said...

This is wonderful! I love the way you made the smoke! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This came out fabulous! Love the doodling and the awesome smoke!

Andrea said...

Love this - my son would love it too! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!

Cathryn67 said...

That smoke looks Great!!! TFS, Cathryn67 <3
inthepinkcathryn.blogspot.com

Yvonne said...

Your card is awesome! Great job.
I'm a new follower. :)

~Yvonne
OneCreativeMomma.blogspot.com

Leanne said...

This is soooo cute!! The smoke is fabulous!! Love all the details! Thanks for playing along with Emma's Throwback Thursday and hope you will come back and play again!
Hugs, Leanne

Val said...

Super cute train, and that smoke is awesome!! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week:)

Libby Beach said...

This card is choo choo cute!! :) Fantabulous job on it!! :)

Jennifer aka Scrappin' Aggie said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Fantabulous train card - and I love the white gel pen action. Thanks for playing at FCCB this week :O)

Lori (THCEO) said...

This is just sooooo cute...I love it! The stitching adds SO much to it, too. GREAT job! Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB! :)

Angji said...

I love that train cut. I've used it myself for boy birthday cards. Is there such a thing as going crazy with the while gel pen? I think it looks great! Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB!