Friday, 11 August 2017

Happy Birthday

It was my Dad's birthday yesterday, my neck has been playing up this week and so I rustled up this quick card for him as he loves steam trains.
I used the All Occasions Flying Scotsman die and cut it out according to the instructions out of glossy black and green card and also out of silver and gold mirri card. It doesn't show well on the photo, but it also embosses some details into the card, as the card was 300gsm, these showed well without using an embossing sandwich. The die also includes the train numbers for the Flying Scotsman and the rails to sit it on, but I decided not to add them this time. I have to confess that the train is bit fiddly to assemble, but with the help of a bit of tape holding things together on the back and a cocktail stick with glue on the end it came together. I stamped the sentiment from Clearly Besotted in black archival ink and added mats of the leftover green and back to finish on a 6x6 card base. Simples!

16 comments:

  1. I love the train die, and colors are spot on. I am sure your father loved this card.

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  2. Happy Birthday to your dad. I hope it was a good one. Nice masculine card. [Bunny]

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  3. Brilliant card for your Dad, Cara, well worth all the effort of assembling the beautiful train. I'm sure he was thrilled to receive it. xx

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  4. Great masculine card Cara, I really struggle with that type ;) hugs Viv xx

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  5. I have someone in the family that would love this die...off to investigate. Great masculine card x

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  6. What a fabulous die Cara, just perfect for your Dad. Love the colours you've used and super layout. Sorry about your neck, hope it eases soon, Kate x

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  7. Hi Cara,
    what a excellent card and I love this design.
    So worth all the effort in putting the train together.
    My DH used to be a fireman on the railway when he was a young man many moons ago.
    You take care with you neck as I ignored mine, and then got a slipped disc in the top of my spine, and oh my gosh that was so painful.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  8. Brilliant masculine card and love the train my Grandson also loves steam trains.

    Kath x

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  9. A beautiful classic of a classic! Hugs Mrs A.

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  10. Wow! nice train bet he loved the card. Happy crafty weekend, Angela xXx

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  11. I can believe the engine was fiddly to put together! A great finished effect though - I'm sure your dad will love it! Xx

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  12. Great male card but that looks like a seriously fiddly die!

    Sharon
    x

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  13. Brilliant male card Cara.....great image...Joolsx

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  14. Wow, that is a fab masculine card, I'm sure your Dad loved it! LOVE that train die, it looks a nightmare to stick together though .... bet it's only us crafters that would even be thinking of that LOL!

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  15. Wow Cara what an amazing die, your dad must have loved this. Cant imagine the work that went into it. Its funny I bought a unicorn die to use with Sophie and its so fiddly its a pain in the b...... I don't know why I bought it as I already had a stamp and die.
    Your card is perfect as is that die.

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  16. Brilliant masculine card and love the train my Grandson also loves steam trains.
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