Friday, April 20, 2012

Train Talk

 Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
April Blog Hop!

Details of this card are at the end of today's post.

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

Fabulous Dogs Featured April 17
Daffodil Greetings Featured April 18
Hey, Cowboy! Featured April 19
Train Talk Featured April 20

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on April 21, 2012 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday April 20, 2012.

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Karen K.
Anna S
Mark's Finest Papers

My card details:
I love the look of rolling hills made out of designer papers and thought it would be a perfect backdrop for this cute train. I chose very unconventional colors for a train, but really like the look. I think the one train car is filled with cotton candy! Oh baby!

I stamped the image onto white card stock using black memento ink and then colored with Copic markers using colors from the floral paper. I cut the hill shapes with a rotary cutter and then sewed the top edges of each hill. The train is cut out and popped up with foam tape and squares. I do love the fact that these stamps are so easy to shape, so I took advantage of that and stamped the Sorry This Is Late sentiment, matching the shape of the hill and using Lavender Lace ink. I cut stencils from scrap paper and sponged on the clouds with white craft ink.

On the inside, I covered the stitching with a panel of purple paper and stamped the same train image onto it using the Lavender Lace ink. I embossed both the top and bottom edges of the panel with Frills border embossing folder. I then stamped the other part of the sentiment to the bottom inside of the card. It reads: My Train of Thought Keep Derailing! Ha ha ha, that is a sentiment I will be using quite often!
I hope you like this card!

Copic Markers: E43, YG41, BV11, Y11, Y13, R81, YG63
DP: Vintage Vogue by Pink Paislee


Vicky Gould said...

I love your "mountains"....what a pretty card!

Pat Garvin said...

Awesome awesome creative!!

Ultimate Whirligig said...

Oh wow Karen. This is just amazing. I love the gentle rolling hills you have created, and that train is just too cool.

shirl said...

what a wonderful card - so spring like and peaceful

Benzi said...

Karen, this is the cutest!!! I love those colors and your mountains. A car full of cotton candy??!! I'm meetin' that train. LOL
Love what you did using this set.

Sue D said...

Cool card--I like the rolling hills.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

WOnderful layout! Fun colors!

Theresa said...

This is so the scene with the rolling hills. Great creation! A fun card!

Pam said...

I am loving the look with the unconventional colors! Great job.

Jane said...

I love your design and the cute colors you used!!! Great card!

Marsha said...

How cute is this??? I would never have thought to make a pink train but this is so cute. Love your scene you made with the DP.

Ravengirl said...

This looks wonderful! I love the curved sentiments over the hills. It reminds me of the little engine that could, only this time "Sorry this is late, sorry this is late!

Ravengirl said...

This looks wonderful! I love the curved sentiments over the hills. It reminds me of the little engine that could, only this time "Sorry this is late, sorry this is late!

Winnie said...

Such a great card. Love the rolling hills using the paper and the sentiment stamped like the train is chugging it...So fun.

Lena said...

a feminine train card!!!!! My socks just got knocked off! So awesome!

Janine said...

Your card is really pretty - so unusual

Kathy Bradley said...

I love, love your card! What a really fun idea to make this into a feminine image and it looks so, so cute!!

NancyK said...

Great way to use dp for the hills!

NancyK said...

Great way to use dp for the hills!

Lagene said...

Love your paper pieced hills and the pink train!

Jo4Him said...

Super cute card; love the details. Thanks for sharing

Designing with Debbie said...

Great card. I love the color combo you used. Very different

Lois said...

Love your rolling hills and the way you curved your sentiment to follow the lines of this hills.

Pauline said...

This is wonderful ... such a clever use with the stitching! Thanks for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

Trish and Treasure said...

Thanks for playing in the stitching challenge this week at Card Crafter’s Circle, I can see you added stitching along your hills great idea and such a very cute train!!!
Trish Munro
Card Crafter’s Circle Design Team

wannabcre8tive said...

Awesome card, love the stitching and your pretty train. What a beautiful scene this would to see one colored like this on a track at the side of the road.