Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Birthday Wishes

This is the second card I have made this week using trains! It's for a little boy turning three this week. I hope he likes it.

I was inspired by the CAS-tastic Challenge sketch this week:

And here's my interpretation:

Birthday Wishes

As you can see I did deviate a bit but sometimes you've got to go where inspiration takes you (at least that's what I reckon!)

And here's the inside view:

Birthday Wishes - inside view

I don't usually like showing ribbon when someone opens the card, but for this card to work the way I wanted (by having a hole to show the train engine) I was going to have to bite the bullet, this once.

To get the circle where I wanted it, I used my new Big Shot and Circle nestabilities (I think it was the 3rd smallest circle in the SM pack). I held the closed card up to the window where the light was shining in so that I could get the circle right where I wanted it.
I then marked the inside edge of the nestability with my pencil, which made it easier to position it while stacking up my Big Shot 'sandwich'.

I do recommend using scrap bits of the same paper/card you will be using in your project to give the sandwich a test run first and adjust where needed - especially when cutting cardstock - as sometimes I forget and I end up with slightly embossed edges... oops!

Size of card: BIG - again! 6" x 4 1/4"

Card/paper - Quill white cardstock, Canson Messages, Bazzil cardstock
Stamp - Cupcake Cuties "Boy Toy Elements" digital stamp
Ink - Printer
Extra - Ribbon
Tools - Fiskars paper trimmer, Cre8tive spring scissors, Zig 2-way glue, Helmar tape runner, Big Shot, Nestabilities Circles (SM)

Challenge: CWC010

Thanks for looking!


  1. Great card, love your take on showcasing the negative! Fun colors too.

  2. This is wonderful ... love it!

    Thanks so much for joining us in this week's CAS-tastic Wednesday Clean and Simple Sketch challenge!


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