My son’s 8th birthday was at the begining of December and as he is still crazy for trains, I made him yet another train birthday card. This year I used the Sunny Studio Holiday Express stamp/die set.
As always I started with stamping and colouring the images. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: train: TB5, TB4, TB3, TB2, IG10, IG6, IG2, presents & lights: JG7, JG5, JG1, GT3, GT1, GY4, GY2, DR5, DR3, DR1. I die cut everything with their coordinating dies.
For the background I chose a pretty foiled patterned paper from the Lawn Fawn Let it Shine Snowflake paper pad. I die cut a snowbank from white glitter cardstock and adhered it with liquid glue.
The sentiment I white heat embossed on a thin strip of black cardstock from the Lawn Fawn Yeti or not stamp set.
I wanted to add a little more red to this chilly scene so I die cut a Heffy Doodle Thin Rectangle Frame from dark red cardstock, adhered the sentiment strip under it and framed the scene. I used 3D foam squares to pop up the train and connected the carts with twine to make it more special.
As a finishing touch I used a clear sparkle pen on the presents and some glossy accents to emphasize some details.
I hope you enjoyed today’s rather cold and masculine inspiration, please pop in again soon!