Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Choo Choo Celebrate

Do any of your kids have Thomas the Tank Engine trains? Our boys were just crazy about them. They would set up tracks all over our living room. They don't play with them as much anymore, but last night our daughter set up a whole room full of track downstairs. They'll be playing with it for a while again!

Well, I thought I'd get ahead of the game and make a card for a boys birthday, since my boys seem to have a party to go to every weekend lately! And the train theme was in my head.


This is another new SU set about to be released in the Spring Mini on April 1st. Since as you know, I have so few boy sets...and yet need them so often, I thought this set would make a cute boy cards, and could be used for scrapbook pages too.

The sketch challenge over at SCS has these narrow panels in the background that I thought would make for great *track* background. I rolled the Right On Track wheel over the panels and then ran it through the track-like Texturz plate. Here's a closer picture of the texture.


The trains are popped up as is the steam. The only non-SU thing on here is that fun ribbon, I picked it up at Michaels a long time ago, and it works perfectly here. Fun fun fun!

Recipe: Stamps: Choo Choo, Right on Track Wheel, Sweet Little Sentiments; Ink: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point; Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red, Pacific Point; Accessories: Big Shot, Texturz Plate, Black Brads, Dimensionals, Michael's Ribbon, Slit Punch, Word Window Punch

10 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is so cute and a great boy card Christine! I like the vibrant colors and the boys still have lots of their Thomas the train set. hee hee They loved those things.

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Okay thats two days in a row you made me look BACK in the mini about sets I had decided I didnt want!!LOL! I love this card! Its so cute!!

Anonymous said...

I love ALL your cards and I am so glad you show us boy cards. I find boy cards more difficult to create than cards for women and girls! I love this one!! Suzanneveledrib

Wendy said...

This is adorable! Love the colours! Great birthday boy card!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

NO WAY! This is TOTALLY adorable Christine!!! LOVE this! Hope all is well girlie! I miss ya!!! Hugs!

Playing with Paper said...

Wow! What a darling set!! Love this card!

LeAnne said...

Very cute card, love what you did with the panels! I can see that this set will be great with mommies of boys!
LeAnne

Rose Ann said...

Your little train is so cute, and I love the colors you've used!! My oldest used to love Thomas, but the others never really got into the show.

Pastor Terry said...

Love how you made the background to look like train tracks. Great card sweetie!

Jerri Kay said...

How cute is this! I bet Noah was over the moon with this one! Daniel loved trains growing up. I love the textured background, and the colors are so perfect Christine!