Monday, September 15, 2008

Warm Winter Wishes

I had to try this Tin Tile Technique from MelStampz! Glue a piece of aluminum foil onto a piece of cardstock. Run them through your Cuttlebug. Then paint with white acrylic paint and voila-gorgeousness!!! I would recommend an adhesive that completely covers the cardstock, so that your corners don't peel up.
The star is a clear, acrylic star that was colored yellow with alcohol inks. I used my piercer to punch two small holes into it, allowing me to thread the jute through it and the button.
Cardstock-Papertrey Ink (white, kraft), Bazzill (black)
Patterned paper-October Afternoon
Stamps-Snowangel (Inky Antics), Sentiment (Stampendous), Branches (Art Warehouse)
Ink-Memories (black)
Ribbon-Offray, May Arts
Button, Paint-Making Memories
Acrylic Star-Heidi Swapp
Tools-Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Prisma color pencils, Alcohol Inks (Ranger)

Not sure if I am loving the card, but after placing and replacing everything for 2 days, eh, just glue it down! :) Our weekend was fun-we took the little man on a real train ride. It was my first train ride too! The train runs along the shore of Lake Superior. They hooked all sorts of train cars up to the engine so you could walk between them. (baggage, dinner, passenger, double-decker, bud car) The coolest thing was taking a photo of my son and my dad in front of the engine. It was a DM&IR engine. Reason it was special is because, my grandfather was an electrical engineer for the railroad. My dad grew up in the intersection of 3 rail lines. My grandfather never met my son, but part of him lives on in my son's love of trains. We all cried. Oh those happy/sad moments that make life meaningful. thanks for stopping by!

15 comments:

maria fiscella said...

Kim this is GORGEOUS! I can't wait to try that tin tile technique - you make it look so good!

Julie Masse said...

Kim this is so pretty! I will definitely be giving that technique a try! Looks so neat! :)

Regan said...

GASP!! this is stunning , got to try this!!

Amy said...

I love it! I love it! Even if you don't!!!

Hugs,
Amy

Tammy Hershberger said...

LOVE the card, Kim! The rustic design is awesome, and you did a fabulous job with the Cuttlebug technique! (Aren't Mel's ideas incredible?) Glad to hear you had a nice weekend, and good memories shared!

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

Stop it!! Stop being so darned amazing. This is incredible and you are caa-razy if you are not in love with it!! I will love it enough for both of us!!

So glad to hear you had a great weekend. Trains are loved in my house too!!

M@risk@ said...

What a beautiful funny card and the little blackboard box and mini-album are gorgeous.

SentimentsbyDenise said...

I'm loving this card! It has a homespun, vintage-y feel to it! Thanks for sharing!

Kacey Elliott said...

I definitely love this card - that technique is fabulous! I am going to give it a try too, it definitely gives it a rustic feel.

Isn't it nice when your kids get to enjoy something new with their grandparents; it brings such joy to me! So glad you all had fun!

Claire Brennan said...

Beautiful card Kimberly - love all the detail - tin plate - twigs star - all of it!! Gorgeous.

Gina Hanson said...

This card this Adorable! :)

Scrap for Joy said...

What a great technique...and I love your cards!!!!!

Carol A. said...

I am totally loving this snowman card Kim...and that technique is just awesome!!!!!

Mel M. M. M. said...

What a stunning card! I love your details. SO pretty! Great idea to colour the star with alcohol inks. Thank you SO much for the link love! :O)

Valerie said...

awwww how cute this snowman card is!! Girl you are such an inspiration with all your beautiful cards!