Friday, 11 December 2009

Vintage Steam Engine

I've made this card for my hubby Andrew's birthday tomorrow as he likes anything to do with the sea and railway engines and that sort of thing. As I usually do a nautical themed card, I decided to do a steam engine one this year having found this image on a sheet of railway themed stuff at a local craft shop.

Ingredients Used:
B Line Designs Time Stamp HC513E
Basic Grey Aged & Cofused Sublime Cinnamon Paper
Engine Image by Hunky Dory
Distress Ink in Black Soot, Vintage Photo and Antique Linen
Habanero VersaFine Ink
Old Book Paper
Dymo Machine
Woodware Screw Head Brads
To make the background paper, I simply cut a square of the Basic Grey paper and stamped the time image all over in the Habanero ink, only re-inking after stamping it twice. I rubbed black soot ink round the edges.
I cut out the train image and ribbed the edges with the soot ink. I then stuck this to a mount of torn edged cinnamon paper with the screw head brads (just perfect for men's cards). I rubbed ink on the torn edges.
I tore a square of old book paper, rubbed it with Antique Linen ink, crumpled it up, smoothed it a little and added Vintage Photo on the creases.
I assembled the card as shown with a greeting printed on the Dymo machine.


Christine (Craftling) said...

Fan-TASTIC! He's got to love that!

Chris xx

peggy gatto said...

You won an ornament on my 1000th post giveaway!!!
May I have your address please?

brenda said...

Hi Fliss

Scrolling down your posts could be that you like purple ! Great first Doodle card and adore the one below this post, that image is one I have and adore.

B x

Fiona said...

Your husband will love this, what a fab find but where is Casey Jones? Great brads, haven't seen those before. Will look out for your cards on C & C.
Thanks for your comment.
Fiona x

IsaNorris said...

Oh this is lovely !!! My hubby would like that too! he loves trains

Dolly said...

Hi Fliss, thanks for stopping by. Stunning card. I joined Funky Hand after Chris had left, but we do follow each others blogs, she's a lovely lady.
It sure is a small world! Enjoy your weekend. :)xx

Cheryl said...

oh fliss this is brilliant he will love it,know my other half would as he loves things like this too hugs cheryl xxxxx