Yep, today is apparently Train Day! So the challenge today is to put a train on it! Now there probably is a die set of a train somewhere, but I haven’t seen it. So I went for another digital stamp. I found this cute circus train on Etsy from an artist’s shop called Pretty Grafik.
Step 1: Size, print and color up the image:
Step 2: Using a stencil from Elizabeth Craft Designs called Earth and Sky:
Stencil clouds on the upper half with PanPastel’s 520.5 Ultramarine Blue. Using a small sponge dauber and Panpastel’s 780.5 Raw Umber and a little 250.5 Diarylide Yellow.
Step 3: Using the die set below cut all pcs. with white cardstock and color with Copic markers or cut with green cardstock.
Step 4: Cut the words Happy Birthday with green cardstock.
Step 5: Make a card base by cutting a pc. of 12 x 12″ cardstock in half. Score one half at 6″ on the long side. Fold over for a top fold card and trim to a 5.75″ square. Adhere the finished scene pc. onto the card base.
Step 6: The inside balloons were made with this die set Lollypop:
The strings for the balloons came from a set that has since been discontinued. You could use a pc. of real string or yarn and glue in place.
The sentiment inside “Make it as fun as train full of circus animals!” was created on my computer and printed on yellow cardstock and cut with the 2nd largest die from this set:
Thanks so much for taking a look. I know your time is valuable and I appreciate it!
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Other Products Used:
Elizabeth Craft Designs: Soft Finish Cardstock 12 x 12″ white, Clear Double Sided Adhesive
Beacon’s Kids Choice Glue
Sizzix Big Shot Plus