Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Masculine Train

When we were stationed in England our first next door neighbors were a sweet Welsh couple who moved to England from Wales so they could be closer to their only son and grandson.  They told our daughter that she could call them her grandparents while we were there since her own were so far away.  Before we moved back to the States the lady died,  ever since we came back we have kept in contact through cards.  This one is for him.

I tried not to let it be too bulky, so the only thing that has any dimension really is the image that I used foam adhesive on.  I found the big rolls of 3M foam adhesive is a little thinner than the adhesive you buy for scrapbooking, so when I want a little dimension but not too much bulk I use that tape.

I wanted a thinner border around the image so I hand traced the outside of the die and hand cut it out and that gave me the smaller layering.

Technique Tuesday -- All aboard stamps, colored w/markers, black soot distress ink around the corner
Spellbinders -- Labels Three die
DCWV -- Tattered Time Paper
Cuttlebug -- Distressed Stripes embossing folder on kraft cardstock w/ distress ink added to the folder before embossing.
Enamel Accents-- Black

I had an eye appointment the end of last week and found out that I have a cataract in my left eye.  I knew my vision was getting worse but didn't think of that, guess I thought you only had that when you were older.  I believe he said that I have 30% vision loss and he suggested I see a surgeon, so if my cards look a little off I have an excuse ...LOL!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by,



Diane said...

Darling card design Connie, very fun colors.

Hugs diane

Marie-Louise said...

Great card. I love the train stamp.

Stephanie said...

What a great masculine card, Connie! Enjoy your day and sending hugs your way!

Me, My Stamps and I said...

definitely a masculine card!!!! love the background touches!!!

Susan (rainy) said...

A great masculine card for your daughter's Welsh grandfather. :)

Linda Carson said...

Quite a handsome card! Love the image and ef your chose! How wonderful to have such a long lasting friendship! Cataract?? You're way too young! Keep us informed!

SarahGeorge said...

What a beautiful reminder for the sweet friendship! You take good care of your eyes. Your cards always look pretty:)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous masculine card Connie. Perfect image and colors... love the background paper and the textured panel. My MIL had eye surgery and now she is almost as good as new. :)

Leslie Miller said...

Cataract or no, this card does not look off at all. It looks fabulous! Great masculine card. My friend had cataract surgery and she said it was a breeze. They've come so far with things like that these days.

Shirley said...

You have a real talent for beautiful cards and whether they are masculine or not! This card is just so wonderful with the embossed 'wood' and the wonderful DP behind it. Your image is awesome!