Saturday, May 7, 2016

Ticket To Father's Day

Hello paper crafting friends!  I'm up today at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog and I have a Father's Day card to share with you, since Father's Day is just around the corner.

I started by cutting the Impression Obsession Ornate Oval Frame three times out of white  card stock.  I rubbed some Tim Holtz Distress Ink over the top layers and layered the frame up using different layers, to give it dimension.  This die cuts all the layers for this frame in one pass so it's quick and easy to assemble.  And you can choose which parts of the frame you want to use, according to your project.  It can be different every time!  

I took the oval center of the frame and rubbed on some Distress Inks in Peacock Feather and Peeled Paint to create the sky and ground.  The fabulous Train Die is from Frantic Stamper.  Just look at the amazing detail on this die!

I layered the back end of the train behind the frame so that it looks like the train is coming right  out of the frame.  
The ticket is from PTI's Just The Ticket and I thought this would make a great sentiment piece.  
This was all layered onto two  Memory Box stitched rectangles.  One cut using an old map and the other in black to frame it.  

QUICK DESIGN TIP:  Try using papers that aren't normally made for crafting on your projects, such as old maps, book pages, pattern pieces and old greeting cards.  This adds interest and is a great way to recycle!

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings~ Birgit


Marcia Hill said...

WOW...this is a show stopper card for sure Birgit! I love how you have the train coming out of that old fashioned looking frame...just fabulous!! And love the map being used for your background too! Great card!! :0)

Patti said...

This is SO COOL! I love how the train is coming right out of the frame... and the map and the ticket! girl you hit this one out of the park!! My late Father-in-law would have loved this card! He worked on the railroad as a Telegrapher from the age of about 16 until he retired! He loved trains! : )


Unknown said...

This is really spectacular! I love the 3D look you achieved here, so cool! A great masculine card (much harder to make than a girly one!) and I love the sentiment stamped on your ticket die cut, so clever!!!

Donna Ellis said...

This is such an incredible masculine, vintage flavored card, Birgit! I love what you have done, and the pretty details included. Wonderful creation! I've pinned your creation. hugs, de

Marybeth said...

I love the train coming out if the frame,like that! What's wonderful Father's Day card! Great tip about the papers the ticket and ma percent are perfect! Never too easy making a guy card...but you nailed it with this one, sweet girl!