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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Memorial Day Train Card

Created this Memorial Day Card using Mark's Finest Papers clear Train stamp I had bought last wk. Received the stamps I bought along with Flamingos on Vacation clear stamp set I had won in a blog hop they had. Used a Studio112 clear stamp for USA sentiment. Stamped the train image & sentiment using VersaMark. Used Marvy heat tool & black embossing powder. Tried it with silver embossing powder and on white cardstock but liked the black embossed image on the dark blue the best. Card base is 4" x 4" which is just enough for adding ribbon & 2 white glitter stars I punched.

Marvy heat tool
Stampendous Detail Black embossing powder

ink: VersaMark

cardstock - 4" x 4" Base dark blue & white glitter

punch: Marvy star

ribbon: American Collection

Mark's Finest Papers clear stamp Train Talk - train
Studio112 clear stamp - USA

Entering this into the following challenges:

2 Sisters Ch93 Bring On The Boys no Girl images unlim 1st 5/25-6/1
Aud Sentiments Ch55 Any Sentiment unlim 4th 5/23-6/5
Card Makin Mamas Ch46 Feeling Punchy! use punches on card lim2 1st 5/25-6/7
Craft Your Days Away Ch46 Red, White & Blue Cards unlim 1st 5/26-6/7
Crazy 4 Ch One Layer Card 5/26
Drunken Stampers Ch89 There can only be one one layer the base 5/19-6/1
Friends of Speedy TV Ch Wk21 Make a Memorial Day Card unlim 1st 5/21-27
Jaihart Sundays are Lovely #9 Anything Goes unlim 39th 5/6-31
Just Keep On Creating Anything Goes unlim 36th 5/5-6/18
More Than Favors Wacky Wed 71 Memorial Day 5/23-6/5
One Stop Craft Ch184 For The Boys lim2 1st 5/26-6/1
Paper Pretties Wed PWC207 Use Bold Bright Colors unlim 4th 5/23-29
Paper Take Wkly True Colors Your Own Natl Colors unlim 2nd 5/22-28
Perfect Sentiments PSC35 For a Special Man twist: no patt paper unlim 2nd 5/23-29
Simon Says Stamps Fathers Day/Special Male Ch unlim 2nd 5/23-29
Speedy Fox & Friends Ch109 Heat Emboss Your Main Image unlim 1st 5/26-6/1
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays Stars & Strips unlim 1st 5/26-6/1 
Victorine Stamps Ch34 Sympathy/Thinking of You/Remembrance unlim 3rd Thinking of You Friend 5/14-27


  1. What a great looking patriotic card!

  2. Awesome card Melissa. Love the ribbon. Thanks for playing along with Friends of SpeedyTV. We hope to see you again next week.

  3. Fab red, white and blue card.

    Thank you for joining us for our latest challenge over at CYDA.


    Joanne xx

  4. Thanks for playing along with our FOSTV Memorial Day challenge - one patriotic card.

  5. Awesome card and great way to display it for the photo too! Thanks for joining us this week at FOSTV.

  6. Fun card! Thanks for joining us at Friends of SpeedyTV.

  7. What a great Memorial Day card and a perfect image to heat emboss!!! Just love it. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

  8. Great card Melissa, thanks for sharing at Aud Sentiments this time. Carol DT x

  9. Look at you!!!! A Winner Winner Chicken Dinner from MFP!!! YAY!!! Gotta say your staging of the card on Tracks is SUPER CUTE!!!! What a GREAT CARD!!!! Looking forward to seeing next weeks card! ;)

    Thanks for playing with us at Speedy Fox and Friends Embossing Challenge!!!!


  10. Nice embossing job. Thanks for joining speedyFox and Friends.

  11. This is lovely, thank you for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge..And good luck.

    Caz OSCC DT

  12. The train looks super heat embossed..good job. Lucky you winning the Flamingo set. Have fun with it and thanks for joining FOSTV this week.

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  14. Very patriotic card!
    Happy Memorial Day!
    Thanks for playing along with us again Drunken Stampers for the one layer challenge!!

  15. Lovely image looks great embossed. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

    Helen DT xx

  16. Embossing powder is so cool isn't it? You have made a great card. Thanks for playing with us @ Perfect Sentiments.

  17. Very striking Melissa. Great card with no-patterned paper! Thanks for playing at The Perfect Sentiment.

  18. Very cool - love the high contrast in your patriotic card:) thanks for playing along with us this week at the perfect sentiment!

  19. fab card - love the embossing and the stars
    Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments this week.

  20. Fabulous card, perfect for a man.

    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.



  21. nice card thanks for playing along with the perfect sentiment.

  22. Great embossing on your image. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment.

  23. Great card, love the embossing. Thank you for joining us at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog this week :-) Kezzy x

  24. Melissa, I so love this card. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun and more chances to win with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

  25. great the embossing.
    thanks for playing at Drunken Stampers

  26. Great Embossing - I have a box full of embossing powder but never use it!!

    Thanks for joining in with us at Craft Your Days Away for our Red, White and Blue Challenge!

    Hope you stop by and play with us again soon!

    Julie xx

  27. very cool card, I love the simplicity of the design.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge by 01/09 :)