Monday, January 11, 2010

Engineer Julian

I’m late with my brother-in-law’s birthday card (he’s a Dec. 23rd baby and it never fails that my brain is otherwise occupied). I’m still in love with Mo Manning’s digi stamps and used another for this card. So far they’ve been the best Christmas present I bought for myself!

Julian works for the railroad and received his engineer’s certificate (now sure what it’s called, but he’s legal to drive the choo-choos). I debated making a ‘nice’ card or one that shouts the fact it was his 40th birthday; but since mine is quickly approaching; I opted for being nice. I’ll let my hubby write a ‘special’ comment on the inside of the card. (Please see the Ins and Outs for links to the challenge websites and feel free to join in the fun).
Sketch Inspiration ~ Midnight Madness Sketch #35
This is my first time back with the madness sketches for a few months. I’m so happy to return and hope to stay on track with them.

Cute Card Thursday #94 ~ All New (I used a new digi image)
There She Goes Challenge #37 ~ 3 Embellishments (ribbon, button, diamond glaze)

My Creation

Image Detail
I had fun coloring 'Julian' with Copics and used Diamond Glaze on the train to give it a shiny metal sheen.

INS AND OUTS ~ Engineer Julian
Midnight Madness Sketch #35
Mo’s Digital Pencil Challenge #13 ~ Birthdays
Crazy4Challenges ~ Birthday
ABC Challenge ~ L is for Layering
Cute Card Thursday #94 ~ All New
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenge ~ Open
There She Goes Challenge #37 ~ 3 Embellishments
Stamps: The Engineer (Mo Manning Digi)
Paper: DCWV Indian Summer Stacks, Neenah Classic Natural White, Bazzil Earthstone Black
Ink: Copics (Y28, 38; YR04, 09; C00, 3, 5, 7; N0; 100; E11, 21, 30, 31, 33, 40, 41; BG000; B32, 93, 95, 97), White Opaque Pen (Inkssentials), Gold Spica
Accessories: Diamond Glaze, Button (Dill), Misc Ribbon, Glue Dots


  1. Wow what a wonderful card.. Looks store bought (that is meant to be a GOOD thing LOL) Your colors are so vibrant and bold. Just a wonderful card and yes, it is nice to be nice..I am 44 and hitting 40 was a big one and not easy..LOL Your take on this sketch is very clever with your theme and way to go with covering all these challenges...{{{clap clap clap}}}} Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness and please check out the sneak peek if you would like to get a jump start ;)
    MMSC Hostess

  2. I love what you did with this! The colors are great, and that little train charm is so cute. Thanks for joining us in Mo's Challenge this week.

  3. What a fun card!!! I love the bright cheerful colors and know that this what just delight your brother-in-law since he is an engineer!!! How special to create such a wonderful card. Surely a keepsake and just sensational. Thanks for giving the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge a whirl. Come back and play with us soon. Have a Very Happy Creative New Year!

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  4. Oh wow! This is great! I love the shine on the engine!!! How clever and neat for your brother in law! He'll love it! Thanks for playing along with us in the MMSC!

  5. Cat Spicer, you've got the colors down pat! It's such a gorgeous vivid card and the awesome train button is Super! I love how you've put glaze on the front, it's going to jump right out of the card :) Thanks so much , it's such a pleasure to see this card. I'm sure your Bro- in law will love it, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

  6. A fabulous card!! The glaze is the perfect finishing touch :)
    Thanks for joining in with Mo's challenge this week x

  7. Wow Cat - you ROCK! This is fabulous - I love Mo's Digitals too! This is the perfect card for your BIL - what a great card for the MMSC. Your colouring makes this image just jump off the page - fabulous Cat! Thanks for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we would love to see you play along next week - there is a Sneak Peek on the top right hand of the Blog!!
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  8. Thank you so much for joining in with us at Mo's Digital Challenge this week. The colouring and embellishments are fabulous.
    Hope to see you back again.

    Caryn xxx

  9. Fabulous card :-) I love this image and you coloured it beautifully ! ,,, perfect ! :-)

    thanks for joining the ABC Challenge :-)
    Lols x x

  10. Awww so sweet. Thanks for joining us in Mo's Challenge this week.

  11. This is darling.. what a great 'guy' card. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Mo's challenge. Hurry back for more fun this week too! Hugs, Peggy

  12. OMG! I love your work and I love your blog. I'm so glad that you stopped by so I could visit back.

    Always happy to meet another stamper that loves cats.


  13. Gorgeous card, I love the details and colors! Thanks for playing along in the TSG Challenge this week :)


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