Monday, 9 April 2018

Steaming in....

Good Morning to you all! here we are at the start of another week!...I shall not mention how quickly time seems to!

A male card for a steam railway fan this morning............

I used an old wooden stamp from stash and I think (sorry this was the second attempt) I stamped in Versafine black and coloured with a Tombow marker pen (remember them?). As I had stamped in black... a black engine blurred in to a mass of black with the outline (in the bin) so I chose a charcoal colour (artistic licence). I used a silver pen for the wheels but it doesn't show in the photo.

The die is a Spellbinders (Opulent ovals I think) and I cut a brown one to shadow the white. I just cut it in two horizontally so I could offset it.
Bronze brads (remember them?) just for detail.
Backing paper was from an old magazine and the scrap left over was used to stamp the ticket onto.
Finally I decided it just needed something more so I scribbled a line round the edge with a black fine liner.
Well I did use some 'old' stuff here...some forgotten stuff...and the final result passed the 'in house critic' who is a steam railway woe is me if I get it wrong!

It's another grey day here in West Yorkshire...still no sunshine...but at least it is dry at the moment....started off misty this morning!.........we had one beautiful day last week...oh how I want some more sunshine! 

I hope you all have a good week and 'Thank You' for popping in and if you have left me a comment...'Thank you' cheers me to know I have such lovely blogging buddies out there.

Must get on...lots to do....I bought some 'Thyme' yesterday...wish it was the sort we could all do with a bit more regardless I am determined to have a productive day today!

Take card friends
See you soon
Crafty hugs
Carole xx

Challenges entered :-

Cards 4 guys #192.......... transport


  1. Brilliant card and yes I remember Tombow pens! I was, this afternoon, colouring with them and the Marvy Markers, which were around the same time! Love the detail on the engine. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  2. We've had a lovely day the other side of the Pennines! All gone now as normal service is resumed - rain! (At least the newly potted plants have got a watering without me having to do it).
    Like this card Carole. Simple design, a great image highlighted by the dies - and a perfect card for a man!

  3. What a lovely male card. It's got a nice monochrome feel to it. The ticket stamp makes an ideal addition to the train image. Thank's for joining us at Cardz4guyz. Love Dawn x

  4. Fab card for a railway enthusiast, the stream train looks brilliant with a monochrome feel x

  5. That's a great stamp and I love the design and colours on this brilliant man card.Talking about stash you have not used for ages you have reminded me I have that die I used to use it loads but I suspect its at the bottom of the drawer now unused for ages Have a good week and i hope the weather is better dull and miserable here as well Love and hugs Carole x.

  6. Hi Carole, what a fabulous card and super stamp. Love the way you shadowed the die-cut oval and your scribbled line around the edge finishes it off perfectly. Another wet and miserable day here again today but they have forecast some sun for an hour or two sometime next week! xx

  7. Great masculine card....that's an awesome stamp. Great design too!

  8. You can never go wrong with a locomotive for a manly card and this one is superb, Carole! I really, really like the way you used the train ticket for your happy birthday sediment! I hope you start getting more days of sunshine soon!! Hugs, Darnell

  9. Your card is so cute! I love that ticket too! Thank you for sharing it with us at Cardz 4 Guyz! Cyndi, DT