Wednesday, May 13, 2009

CTD #42

I was on the run for most of the day, but I finally found time to catch my breath and do the CTD #42 . This week the colors are turquoise, black and saffron. I'm out of saffron so I used the closest yellow I had. I needed to make a masculine birthday card so I pulled out my favorite "guy" set - Happiness is a Journey. I used a turquoise cardbase and matted all the yellows with black. The vertical panel was embossed with a Cuttlebug argyle embossing folder. The main panel was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink, and embossed with black ep. A few gold brads were added for accents on the smaller wheels. I originally stamped the sentiment on the turquoise, but I smeared it *sigh*. Ok, I've always been told there are no mistakes in stamping, so I went to my ticket punch and did the sentiment again. One ticket didn't cover the smear and it didn't look right without some black behind it, so I punched another and layered them at an angle. I was happier with this sentiment than the original one I accidentally smeared. Think about it for a minute........who rides a train without a ticket?? I think sometimes those accidents are just meant to be :)
Thanks for stopping by today and have yourself a great evening!

Carol

10 comments:

LeAnne said...

Wowza! This is awesome--love the ticket idea, glad you were able to recover from the smudge!!! This is just such an awesome image and it really does pop done like this! TFS!
LeAnne

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh wow, dramatic looking card!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

great great job on this card....so different and beautiful that train just makes me stop for a moment and think about where it is going. I have seen it a couple of times and it happens everytime.....I love it!

Kathryn said...

What a cool image -- LOVE that train -- Fabulous card! :)

Stampin' With Jessi and Rachel said...

ooooo I Love it! The tickets are great! I love it when accidents turn in to something fantastic!!! Great job on the challenge too!

JD said...

Great card! Great Men's card...The ticket idea really worked well on this card. My mother-in-law always used to say to me all the time..."Necessity is the Mother of Invention" So being inventive does really work! Thank you for the nice comments on my blog...Have a great week!

Monica Anderberg said...

I am so jealous of your scrapping skills. Your things are just wonderful! You always combine lovely papers with gorgeous details! Thanks for all inspirations!
Hugs Monica

dpkennedy said...

The two tickets look great! I love this train image-wonderful masculine card! Thanks so much for playing the CTD!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Oh how cool! Love that image and love the tickets!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

What a great design! That train stamp is awesome, and the black makes me think of soot from the coal! And LOVE the ticket punches... just like a train ticket! Fabulous idea! Sorry I'm so late, but thanks for playing Throwdown #42!