Monday, February 7, 2011

Snowmobile Thanks!

I made this card for a friend of ours who worked for three nights with my husband on his snow-machine to get it ready for my husband's trip this weekend. My husband and his hockey team headed to the states for a weekend on snowmobiling and good old guy bonding. Unfortunately my husband has an older machine and it needed a bit of work to fix it up before heading out. A good friend of ours worked very hard with husband for three night to get it ready, with great sadness on the day they were leaving and loading the machine it decided not to run. Luckily my wonderful father lent my husband his brand new machine so that he could still go with the boys. I am so glad because I don't think I could have lived with him this weekend moping around like a small child. I am glad to say my husband came back in one piece, but with a very large bruise taking up his whole leg after a run in with a tree. The new machine not so much! A new windsheild and some side mirrors and it will be as good as new. I guess it could have been much worse!

Now on with the card. It has been so long since I have gotten to play along with a challenge, I was so glad to see the Sketch at The Sweet Stop, it was perfect for this card. When I saw this stamp on my friend  Donna's card I knew that it would be the perfect stamp for my Thank You card. The base of the card is made from Stampin' Up's Going Grey cardstock. The pattern paper is from an old Doodlebug winter line. I stamped the Snowmobile Mice from Kraftin' Kimmie with Momento Ink onto some Bella White cardstock. I then coloured them in with my copic markers. I then used the Oval Nestability to cut them out and i also used it to emboss the edge. With it still in the Nestability I used some Going Grey ink to ink around the outside, leaving a white border around the edge. The Thanks is from the stamp set "Say it with Style" from CTMH, I stamped it with Ballet Blue ink from Stampin' Up. I punched it out with the word window punch from Stampin' Up. I mounted it on a pice of Going Grey cardstock punched out with the Modern Label punch from Stampin' Up. I didn't have any ribbon that quite matched the card so I took some plain white ribbon and coloured it with my N3 Copic Marker. I finished off the card with 3 Grey Doodlebug Velvet Brads.

Copic Markers: N2, N5, N7, C5, B12, B16, B45, Y13



  1. Great card! Love the inking around the stamped image.

  2. Cute card! Love the colours and the cute image!! Smart idea to colour the ribbon...hmmmmm

  3. So cute! The inking looks fab as well as the colored ribbon - haven't tried that yet! I also love your prego mama tiddlyinks! Sweet!

  4. Super cute card!! So glad your hubby is okay. Thanks for joining us this week at The Sweet Stop!!

  5. This is such a perfect card to make...especially considering the cold snap we are experiencing! Yes....snowmobiling is in full force here....Wonderful take on the sketch! Glad your hubby is ok!