Monday, 2 June 2014

65th Birthday stitched steam train card

Hello Blog Readers

Well today I thought I would show you a card I made for my partners 65th Birthday.  
Neil loves trains, so I thought his birthday card should have a train on it.

The Train is a pattern from Form-A-Lines, I stitched the engine with a dark green thread and the carriages with a dark red thread, for the smoke I used a grey/silver and black/silver thread.  I used some peel off letters for Neil's name at the front of the train and numbers for his age on the side of the engine.

I then used a spellbinder label shape to cut around the train, which I then mounts onto dark red card, I trimmed both the white and red card with fine line peel offs - I have loads of peel offs, from when I first started crafting, which I don't really use anymore, so I need to use them up.

I cut some cogs and the words Happy Birthday I cut out of silver mirror board, using Robert Addams dies.  
I then mounted the stitched pattern onto some brick card and white industrial card, which I had in my stash.

Neil really liked his card, hope you do.
Back soon xx