Tuesday, April 18, 2017

~ Follow Your Dream ~

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog.
Enjoying my last couple days of Easter break before pre-school resumes on Thursday. It's a bright sunny day here in Pittsburgh. My grandson has a baseball game this afternoon at his school. So it will be a perfect day for it. 
 
Let's move onto my card for today. This one I made for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz blog.
And, for your viewing pleasure, I am showcasing the new Choo Choo Train dies. But, I am showing another way to use this die that isn't centered around a baby card.

So without further delay, let's get started on how I created my card.

bermuda bay card base: 5 5/8" x 4 3/8"
black Layer Panel: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Image Panel: 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"

Step 1: I started my card this week by die cutting my train pieces. I used the colors from the Splitcoaststampers color challenge #631. The colors are red, crumb cake, bermuda bay and black. I also used a neutral of smoky slate and basic gray.
bermuda bay, black, real red, crumb cake

Step 2: I decided to create an outdoor scene for my train. I started it by sponging the teal ink on the top part of my white cardstock.

I wanted some mountains in this scene so I took a post it note (it's blue) and tore it into a mountain range shape. Placed it on my cardstock to cover the card top and sponged in chocolate ink.


For the final step to the background, I sponged more teal ink and then crumb cake and tea dye distress. I was happy with how the background turned out.

Step 3: I usually stamp my sentiment as one of my last things to complete my card. But, since I had a couple of layers on this one I stamped at this point in the process. I used Tuxedo Black ink and my MISTI for placement.

Step 4: I placed my train cars, couplings and track on the completed background scene.

Step 5: I layered the black cardstock to the image panel and then to my teal card base. And, that completed this card. Here is a close-up of the card. I wanted to show the detail in the train cars -right down to the couplings that connect the train together. You can click any of the photos to make them larger.

I hope I have given you an idea for a different way to use this die. Sometimes by just thinking out of the box a bit, you can get a creative idea to use a die in a unique way. Well, that's it for me for this post. Until next time..... God bless.

Die I used to create card:
http://www.scrappingcottage.com/cottagecutzchoochootrain.aspx
I am also entering:
1.  Always Fun Challenge is anything goes.
2.  Crafting From the Heart has an anything goes challenge.
3.  Lost Coast Designs has a favorite background technique. Sponging is one of my faves.
4Path of Positivity has a beauty of nature challenge.

6 comments:

  1. Cute card, I like how you did the shading to create the mountains.

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  2. Ooh, wonderful background for your train! Your mountains are wonderful behind the train! Thanks for sharing with us over at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

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  3. Thank you for entering the Lost Coast Portal favorite background challenge. I like how you made the mountains for you background. Cute card.

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  4. This is fabulous, I love how you have made your background for this very sweet card. Thank you so much for joining in with us at the Lost Coast Portal To Creativity. Sue xx

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  5. Great Tutorial! Thanks for participating in the Always Fun Challenges!
    DT Waleska

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  6. What a cool background! Have never seen this technique before so thanks for sharing it on the Lost Coast Designs Challenge!

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