Friday, March 09, 2012

Happiness Card - Imaginarium Designs

I have a cute little card for you today. I know, those of you who prefer my vintage work cannot wrap your minds around my cutsie stuff...but you'll get over it! {grin} I think there is a girlie-girl hiding inside me, just a little bit!

Anyway, one day, as I was making my Imaginarium Designs projects for March, I was also coloring some new stamps...and this card is what came from that happy day!

I really wanted to show that Imaginarium Designs chipboard can be used for simple and cute projects. I think, looking at the ID Blog, you could get the idea that this chipboard is only for a certain type of crafter. I am here to tell you, it's for EVERYBODY!

I cut several items apart to create this card. I cut the word art into two pieces, I trimmed the cars from the train, and I even trimmed down the train track! You don't have to use things as they come in the package. (And with me, I often use up the packaging, too!) I wove paper through the train track to mimic the look of ribbon. Let's me feel like I used ribbon, but keeps the card from getting too girly.

I used Copic alcohol markers, not only to color the little stamped image, but also to color the word art. I used Ranger Distress ink to color the train and track. Once the ink was dry, I sprayed the train with Goosebumps Texture Spray. I allowed that to dry, then added the dots with Ranger Picket Fence Distress Marker. The white maker really did show up on top of the texture spray! Who knew?

The story behind the flowers coming out of the train smoke stack...after I had the card finished I thought, "Now, what does a boy holding flowers have to do with trains?!" So I added the paper flowers! {eye roll}

Make sure you visit the ID Blog to see what the other designers have made. Those ladies are so creative they'll blow your socks off! To purchase Imaginarium Designs Chipboard, click HERE. You CAN purchase these amazing chippies if you live in the USA. They will weigh your package for shipping costs. Email the gals at for more information.

Supply List:
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard: Train Track Border, Star Train with three Carriages, Word Art: Wishing You Happiness
My Mind's Eye Papers: Lime Twist Out of the Blue
American Crafts: Black Cardstock
Copic X-Press It: White Cardstock
Tsukineko: Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink; Goosebumps Clear Texture Spray
Copic: various markers
Ranger: Distress Ink Fired Brick, Faded Jeans; Distress Markers Picket Fence
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: Snips and Snails stamp set
Wild Orchid Crafts: Flowers
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur die cutting machine; Nestabilities Standard Circles Large, Standard Circles Small
Craft supply: Glue
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Foam squares
Scotch 3M: Tape runner, foam tape


  1. gorgeous card for a little boy ! I've got one ! 4 years old !!!

  2. I love how well that white worked on the cute train! Great card!

  3. This is seriously the cutest card I've seen in awhile that was not girlee!! ;) I love the train, the flowers - how the boy's legs hang out of the circle all of it! You really hit this one out fo the park Gloria!