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


  1. Sally, this card really turned out well. A lot of hard work involved in the stitching. Well done. Janice x

  2. I Love it Sally and I can see why Neil loved it.
    This is one of my favourite patterns in the form-A-line series, and the way you have presented it, is really good. Well done
    Sue xx

    1. Thank you Sue, Neil is such a Train nut. Xx

  3. What a great, personalised card Sally, I'm sure your OH loved it!
    The stitching is such a great technique and it looks very effective.
    Janice x

  4. Wow, I'm really impressed. This must have been a lot of work, but the result was really worth it. I'm not surprised that Neil loved it.
    Jeanette xx