Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Train Card

Hello! Wow, I can't believe how the time is flying. I'm still wrapping and getting things finished for Christmas. Busy, busy, busy!!! Here is a gift card holder I made using the train from Life is Good.

First, I stamped the train with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored with Copics, starting with N5.

Added N3.

Filled in with N1.

I used W3 for the smoke, Y21 for the light and E57 for the track. Then I cut the train out and set it aside.

To create the background, I cut a circle using my Nestabilities and sponged Weathered Wood Distress Ink, using a torn post-it note to mask off the foreground.

I moved the post-it note and sponged a bit more in the foreground.

I inked up the top only of the tree lined banks from Life is Good, using the same ink and stamped.

Used G24 & G28 for the trees and C1 & N3 for the shading.

I layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and Moonlit Fog and used Heavy Base Weight White for the cardbase.

To make it a gift card holder, I cut my cardstock to 4.25 by 10.5 and scored at 4.25 and 8.5 inches. I adhered the small flap on either side added added a sentiment from Holiday Greetings.

Want to see a fun idea for making gift card holders? Check out the StampTV video this week. We are still having all our challenges this week, too, and would love to have you play along. You can find all the current challenges here.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!

20 comments:

Kathy H said...

Wow it looks so real!!!

Melanie said...

cool layout for this design!

Becky said...

awesome layout..

Robin McK said...

Wow, you've done an amazing job with this! So creative

Tina Gilliland said...

Oh Theresa... I LOVE this!!! Great design.

creativearts said...

Beautiful card!

Selma said...

So Fabulous. I love the dimension you gave this. I just made my first card using this train. I LOVE this set Theresa.

Helena said...

Gorgeous card, Theresa

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year!!

Hugs, Helena

Betty Benton said...

LOVE-ER-LY, Theresa!! Your coloring is just too fantastic!

Anesha said...

Beautiful card! Have a very Merry Christmas. Anesha

kc_froglady said...

this is gorgeous! I love it :)
Have a Merry Christmas!

lillianchild said...

Happy Holidays to you and yours. And thanks for sharing all your talents with us throughout the year.

Elaine said...

Very cool! I like how the train is coming out of the circle.

leenda said...

BRILLIANT!

Payne Holler Cards said...

love it!!! have my nephews that this will work perfectly - love this set!!!
Merry Christmas :))

Whimcees said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for all that you share on your tutorials!

Wishing you a wonderful day today with your family! Merry Christmas!

Barbara Diane

Lagene said...

You did a great job! The "depth" of the picture is amazing!

Chelsea said...

I love the look of the 3D train!!!

Nancy said...

Theresa you blow my mind girl. I just got this set and haven't played with it. If I didn't have to run and teach a class in 15 minutes I'd be tryin this baby out!

VanessaB said...

gorgeous card!