Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Father's Day


I think there are some dads out there who like trains so I decided to make a father's day card with a train image. I pulled out a SU! set of stamps called "Happiness is a Journey" (now retired) and heat-embossed the train image with white ep on a piece of turquoise cardstock. I die-cut it with a rectangular postage stamp stitched die, and matted it with a piece of black cardstock that was die-cut with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle die. The background panel was a piece of silver mirror cardstock that I embossed with my Big Shot and a Cuttlebug diamond plate ef and splattered with some black ink for a rustic look. I used a piece of retired SU! ribbon along with 3 honkin' big silver brads and added a computer generated sentiment to finish this card.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

the Tuesday Throwdown #395 - "what a guy"

Cardz 4 Guyz challenge #196 - "father's day"

Shopping our Stash #357 - "my favorite things" 
(my stitched rectangle dies are a favorite)


Thanks for stopping by and I hope your Wednesday is fabulous! Enjoy!

Carol

21 comments:

Aquarius said...

Brilliant train card and the metallic embossing looks just like the footplate you'd step onto on an old steam train - good thinking there.

jimlynn said...

The train stamp used with that color is beautiful! Great guy card and perfect for Father's Day too. Love the touch of the silver embossing on here. Fantastic card!
Lynn

Wendy said...

What a fabulous card, Carol! I just love everything about this one! The embossed train image is amazing and really stands out! Love the Diamond Plate embossed panel and those 3 big ole honkin silver brads! LOL That made me giggle! Such a fun card for any lover of trains! :)

Claire said...

Love the train embossed in white on the blue cardstock and the framing it with a postage stamp die gives it a real vintage feel. Classic card x

aussie aNNie said...

Fab card, love that train stamp. Looks like a TV set, awesome..[aussie aNNie blog]

Mrs A. said...

I am so impressed with that train image. It looks lovely with the mirror embossed background. Loving the turquoise colour too. Hugs Mrs A.

Heidi Stamps said...

A really nice Father’s Day card. I do know lots of dads who like trains. I wouldn’t have thought of heat embossing that image, but it looks really good. Especially how it fits exactly into that cool die. Great embellishment too.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!!! Your man's card are always fabulous and this one too!!! Such amazing feel with that white heat-embossed train and the background rustic panel that seems really metal! Amazing work my friend, you deserve a gold star!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is beyond cool, Carol. What great colors! The diamond plate embossing reminds me of the rugged steps as you hop onto the train. Great visual.

*Vicki* said...

Such a cool image!! Love that train and how you've embossed it! The dimension in the background with the embossing folder is very cool and this makes for an excellent Father's Day design! Thanks for sharing my friend! HUGS

Brenda said...

Oh my, I sure do love this masculine card Carol! The colors you chose look great together, although I would have never thought to use that blue. I sure do love it though! Love the diamond plate embossing folder too. Hugs, Brenda

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful manly design and I love that you made it look in the form of a postage stamp with that die you used. Great card layout too.

MaryH said...

Love these vintage train stamps, and this one shows off so nicely in the blue shades. You picked the right die shape and love the embossing folder you selected too. Definitely guy style. Adding that striped ribbon with the larger brads, another guy detail, and the whole just looks so well together. TFS & Hugs

Jane Willis said...

What a super card, I love the image, the colours, the background, the dies you've used - everything! Thanks for sharing at Cardz 4 Guyz
Jane

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Awesomely handsome Father's Day card, love the train image stamped in that pretty blue ink.
The embossing panel adds fabulous texture to this beautiful masculine card.
Thank you for playing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again soon.
Hugs.

cotnob said...

A super card Carol, a fabulous vintage image - perfect for Father's Day.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Daffodil Cards said...

WONDERFUL, love the design the image, the colour, the dies, EVERYTHING.
Faith
x

scrappymo! said...

What a great Fathers Day card this would be in my family. Al my uncles on my Dad's side were Engineers or Conductors for Canadian Pacific Railway. Cousins were Train dispatchers, Operators (myself included for a few years) and train machine clerks!

We travelled by rail on my Dad's Long term Service pass. Those were the days. Tea was served in the dining cars from Silver Tea Service sets and silver coffee urns. Meals were white tablecloth events.

Your card is wonderful Highlights that fabulous train image and has a great masculine feel.

Chana Harris said...

Very nice use of your favorite die! Great project all around! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Shopping Our Stash.
Hugz,
Chana

Sian said...

Great card! I love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Sian.

Mimi said...

Wonderful masculine card! Ahhh... the white EP on colored cardstock looks fabulous! Such a basic technique that I forget about! That diamond-plating looks awesome, too. Thank you for sharing at SOS this week!