Friday, August 14, 2009


Challenge #3 was a little harder than the first two for me. I've always seen people take a picture and create a card from what inspires them in the picture. I always thought I could never do that.

Here you can see the picture from the PPA challenge. When I look at that picture I see bold brights, a play room and a couple of little boys. Little boys like planes, trains and automobiles.

So here is my card for PPA Challenge #3. I used the stamp set "Choo Choo" and I used Brilliant Blue cardstock folding it to make an oversized card of 6 1/2 x 4 3/4. I stamped a piece of whisper white with a circle stamp from "Circle Circus" in bold brights of real red, brilliant blue, yo yo yellow and glorious green. I then wheeled my tracks on a piece of whisper white c.s. with black Stazon Ink and attached with dimensionals. I also stamped the train with the bold bright colors onto whisper white and cut them out so they would stand out with the help of dimensionals. I attached the train cars together with linen thread and mini dots, also the smoke from the engine which is attached to the happy birthday sign, with the help of an eyelet. I used the large tag punch to stamp the Happy Birthday and then trimed around it to make it a bigger tag. I took the tag punch and punched in from the corner about a half an inch top and side so that the ribbon would stay on the corner better. Click on the heart and try the challenge it's fun! It's really neat to see others perspectives on a single picture. Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies I used:
Stamp Sets: Choo Choo, Circle Circus, Happy Birthday

Card Stock: Brilliant Blue, Glorious Green and Whisper White.
Ink: Black Stazon, Brilliant Blue, Glorious Green, Real Red and Yo Yo Yellow
Accessories: 1/2" striped Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, An Antique Eyelet, linen thread, Glue Dots and Dimensionals, Tag punch


  1. Oh so cute, Kim! I love the colors that you selected and the images that you stamped! It's just adorable! I have trouble with inspiration challenges, but you nailed this one! Thanks for playing at PPA, and join us again next week!

  2. What a great way to use the Circle Circus image.

    On behalf of the Pals Paper Arts Design Team, thanks for Playing @ PPA!

  3. I love your card, Kim! Very creative and colorful! Nice job!

    Margaret Moody

  4. Luv your ribbon in the corner trick with the punch! Cute card!