Thursday, November 19, 2015

Train Collage Christmas Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     My mother-in-law just LOVES vintage trains, so of course I had to make her this Christmas card featuring the Train Collage stamp from Red Rubber Designs!

     I was inspired by this November Week 1 Sketch at Viva la Verve Sketches!

     For the background I blended various Distress Inks onto some white cardstock to give it a vintage look. Then I used Palette Inks (L'Amore Red and Giverney Green) with the Vintage Script stamp, and tore and distressed the edges. I used the same Distress Ink colors on some more white cardstock for the background where I stamped the train with black ink twice, so that I could make a frame with it for this months Stamped and Cut Window Technique at House of Cards. I also cut out the windows in the train and backed it with some yellow glitter paper. 

     To color the train and leaves, I used Distress Inks again, and a gold pen, with touches of Stickles for some sparkle. After adding the ribbons, I popped up my frame with some Pop Dots. The sentiment was stamped and embossed using the Vintage Christmas stamp. 


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  1. Beautiful card! Love your use of the sketch! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards!

  2. Love your card! It's so fun with the different colors and the layers! Love the layers! That train is fantastic! Thank you so much for joining us at House of Cards. :)

  3. Drea, this is SO beautiful! I LOVE this gorgeous image--and your coloring, layering, and embellishment additions are PERFECT! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  4. I love all of the exquisite details on your card; beautiful card - a work of art! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards

    sue n.

  5. Beautiful and so perfectly Christmas! I love this card, it's quite simply Christmas on a card! Thank you so much for entering our November Challenge. I hope we see you again for the December challenge Karen P (DT House of Cards)

  6. Such a sweet card. Thanks for playing along with VLV!