Monday, October 3, 2011

I Think I Can, I Think I Can, I Know I Can

Welcome to Monday!!!  Now before you start groaning and moaning, Monday's are going to be a whole lot more fun to see coming because Mark's Finest Papers now has a new Friends of Speedy TV challenge over on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. 

This week's challenge is to create a masculine card; you know, something for the guys.  With that in mind, I pulled out my All Aboard set and stamped one of the train engines three times in PTI dark chocolate ink on Mark's Finest Papers Corn Husk Premium paper card stock making sure to set two of the engines aside for cutting out later.  Then I took the little Speedy the Cat trademark image from the set and stamped that three times as well making sure to only ink the cat portion of the stamp.

Once all of my stamping was done, I took my main image layer and stippled Stampin Up! tangerine tango and Tim Holtz vintage photo and tea stain distress inks around the image to create a vintage flavor to the card before layering over an embossed layered chocolate chip scrap border on some autumn checkered designer paper I received in a swap recently.  Taking my stamped images, I cut each one out and then layered them using different sized pop dots for added dimension before popping the entire engine panel over my embossed border.  Here's a close up.

For the finishing touches, I die cut some paper buttons using a Sizzix button sizzlet I picked up at Michael's a couple of years ago on clearance, a Marvy punched train engine (again picked up on clearance), and then some Mark's Finest Papers red jute across the top.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope to see you participating in the new Friends of Speedy TV challenges.  Have a great day.

Stamps: MFP All Aboard
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, Stampin Up! Tangerine Tango, Tim Holtz Vintage Photo, Tea Stain
Card Stock: MFP Corn Hust, Stampin Up! Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip Scrap, Designer Paper
Accessories: Stipple Brushes, Sizzix Sizzlet, Big Shot, Vintage Brads, Glue Dots, Pop Dots, Marvy Train Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, MFP Red Jute, Thread


  1. Bonnie, this is fabulous! Love all the dimension of the popped up image, the embossed background and the button! Wonderful colors and design! Beautifully done!

  2. Oops...a do over

    Super, masculine card, Bonnie! I love that little train and I used it recently. You've made your masculine card perfect for a Fall greeting with those wonderful papers and that added button and twine, too.

  3. what a cool image & great guy card!

  4. What a great card! I love how you have the train popped up and the argyle embossing folder is perfect for a masculine card!

  5. This is just too sweet! Love that train popped up to draw the eye, your colors are just a beautiful fall blend. Great card!