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Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Commissioned Birthday Card

A customer wanted a special birthday card for her brother and the topic was trains.  For me I dread trains/buses/Tigger and tigers but you have to give what the customer wants don't you?  I used a Victorian image from Joanna Sheen's Victorian Companion Triple CD set.  I also did a snapshot of the image so I could make an insert in Word, add the picture but printed it off twice so I could decoupage it on the insert for something different.  I used some wire edged ribbon I was given with criss-crosses which I thought depicted the crissing and crossing of railway lines.  The backing papers are from my stash and the cards is finished off with the insert, a sentiment off the computer and some card candy.

This card fits the following challenges:

Our Creative Corner - Masculine Birthday
CD Sunday - Days gone by
Crafty Cardmakers - Inside out
Incy Wincy - Blast from the past.


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

absolutely stunning! gorgeous image!

starcyl said...

Great card Kym, love this image for the men in our lives. Thanks for joining in with us at CD Sunday this week.

Jenny x

Tess said...

What a fabulous card Kym - I'm sure it will be well received. Just love the railway lines. Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week. Tess x

Beryl K said...

Great card Kym, I've used this image quite a lot for men's cards
Beryl x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fab card/image and layout Kym. Love it. Cathy xxxx

Kelly said...

Oh Kym, you did a beautiful job on this card. The image so makes me think of Polar Express (the movie). I'm sure your client will love it.

Christine said...

Super card Kym, my hubby is into trains and I always struugle to make something for him.
Thanks for joining us on CD Sunday this week.
Christine x

Cor* said...

Turned out great. Planes, trains & Automobiles..........I'm there with ya girl! Hate em!

Doreen said...

This is a fabulous card.Thank you for sharing this with us at CD Sunday and Incy Wincy this week .xxx.

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Lovely card Kym, and Dylan is always up for a hug, so I'm sending him through cyberspace for you to cuddle to make you feel better. While you've got him, d'you mind picking out that leaf I can see tangled in his tail? :P
Hope your day gets much better after you've been covered in lots of virtual orange cat fur >*<

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

This is lovely Kym - funny, I looked at this image myself!! Thanks for joining the CD Sunday Challenge this week.

Wishcraft said...

Fab card, what a great image! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers :o) Lisa x

Julie - Kewlstamps said...

This is a really great card for the masculine gender:-) tfs and joining us at OCC!

Hugs, Julie.

Vixykins said...

Hey sweetie

The froggy linky thingy has chosen you as the winner of a £10 Joanna Sheen voucher on crafty cardmakers! Well done x