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Aug 20, 2009

3CT27 Trains, Planes and Automobiles

Hello and welcome to the latest challenge for Three Clover Thursday. This week it's all about Trains, Planes and Automobiles. - Your assignment should you chose to accept it is to create a card/project using some kind of a powered vehicle.

I wasn't to sure about this challenge at first because I have so few stamps in that category. Mainly I had a couple of train stamps because my dad enjoy building a model train set so I bought those stamps with him in mind. They really weren't what I was hoping to come up with for the challenge. I happened to be at our local JoAnn's purchasing some other craft items which I had already paid for when I decided to take a 2nd look at the stamps and found a wonderful stamp set (Transportation Stam Kit) by TPC Studio. Now you can go on-line to find this store and the stamp set is in the Down loadable catalog there. What was really great for me is that the stamp set was on sale at JoAnn's and I got it for only $5.99! I couldn't resist that kind of a bargain so I went back and made another purchase so I could have this fun little set in my hot little hands for this very challenge!

I wanted the "perfect" paper for my card but alas the LSS didn't have what I was hoping to find but I did come up with something that I think works just fine. (I've since discovered that the TPC Studio has the "perfect" paper for this stamp set in a collection) Now back to the card...

I found this sketch that I really liked and decided to do my card using it. I first stamped my airplane with Riding hood Red ink and the loopy trail with Tangerine Tango. Then I masked the airplane and sponged in the clouds with Baja Breeze ink. I stamped a second airplane and mounted it over the original with foam tape. This was layered onto a piece of Bazzill textured card stock. I rounded the corners with a small corner rounder. My card base is Riding hood Red layered with Tangerine Tango and then the DP (Cosmo Cricket).

I had thought about ribbon but it just didn't seem to be working for me and I had already decided on the punch circles with the red jewels but I knew the card just needed a little something "extra" and voila' the idea to use my new favorite punch popped into my head. What could be more perfect then Martha Stewart's Loopy punch, see how it resembles the loopy trail of the airplane - Genius huh! So there you have a look into my creative thoughts. After I was finished with the card I debated about whether or not I should have added some stitching to the loopy punched piece but I wasn't about to take the card apart and I hate sewing on the inside of cards so I left it as is.

Don't forget to check out the other DT members blogs and leave them some comment lovin' - Then get your motor's running and create your own transportation inspired project and link back on Kerry's Blog so we can all take a peek.


  1. Very cute and very inspirational card! I love the sweet little air-plane! What a great find!!!
    This card is really amazing, Ida! I think this border punch fits perfect - it is like the flight curve from the air-plane! And paper is great too!
    You are so talented!!!!

  2. what a great match with your paper and stamp, and a great find! Such a cute card!

  3. Oh my word Ida!! This is so adorable! That loopy punch works wonderfully with your airplane image!

    (-: Heidi

  4. Very cute, love that stamp and the paper is perfect!!!

  5. Wow Ida, that is such a darling card. Love every detail!

  6. Great card, love the punch you used and that paper is just perfect for your image!

  7. This is adorable! top to bottom CUTE!

  8. Love this x 1000! Still haven't found this punch yet but I am keeping my eyes open (maybe it is being hand-delivered to stores in Canada?).