Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Boogie Woogie Choo-Choo Train
Okay, this was an experiment. I am trying a number of new-to-me techniques. For an experiment that will be a little boy's birthday card, I'm satisfied. I tried the Speedy TV Technique Challenge to make your own train tunnel. I didn't have an embossing folder or stamp that would work, so I cut tiny bricks 1 cm by 3/4 an inch. I used two different paper cutters, hence the different units of measurement. I then distressed each edge and attached it to a piece of Close to Cocoa. I was almost a little disappointed to cover all that work with the black and yellow for the tunnel entrance.
My second new to me technique was the sponged clouds. I still need to play with it but I was impressed by how effective this simple technique is. Once I stamped the trees several times, I then sponged the green "leaves" and the grass. The trees are Stamping Up's "Lovely as a Tree" and the sun is from "Summer Fun". My only train stamp is huge so I used a scrap from a layout that I made last year for DS. My youngest is train crazy so this will go to him or one of his little friends.
Challenges this Card Meets:
Tutorial Time on Speedy TV - Make a Train Tunnel
Friends of Speedy TV - Summer Time (Vacation trips!!!)
Charisma Cardz - Male Cards
Delightful Challenges - For the Boys
Fussy and Fancy - For the Boys
Stamping with the Dragon - Anything Goes