Alpine Train Card
February 20, 2020
Hi there! It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a tutorial to make this fun slimline card using one of the newest chipboard embellishments from the Clear Scraps shop. As soon as I saw this cute train shape, I knew I wanted to place it into an alpine scene for a unique bon voyage card.
Start by trimming the train chipboard embellishment out of it's frame and applying color. One of my favorite ways to finish chipboard embellishments is to coat the piece in Versamark ink (by just pressing the pad all over the shape) and add different colors of embossing powder. Here I've used black embossing powder for the engine and burgundy and black embossing powders for the cars. Applying several coats of powder (melting in between with a heat tool) leaves the perfect enamel finish on the shape.
For a little embellishment, I trimmed very thin strips out of a gold foil label sheet and used them as pinstripes on the engine and cars. The tiny number seven on the engine was made with the same gold strip, trimmed out neatly with detail scissors.
To create the background, I first cut a panel of white cardstock to 3.75" x 9". After stamping mountaintops at the very top of the panel and fussycutting the edge out, I stenciled pine trees on the lower part of the panel using the Pine Trees stencil and several shades of green ink. Alternating the height, color, and order of the tree shapes across the card gives a more natural look to the background.
Pop the background scene up on top of blue panel to create the sky, then mat it with black cardstock before adhering it all down to a top-folding slimline cardbase (4" x 9.25"). Add a grey strip of cardstock and train tracks (I used a thin striped border die to create mine from black cardstock) to the bottom of the panel before popping the chipboard train up top with foam adhesive. Finish the card off with a stamped or die cut sentiment.
I hope you enjoyed this fun alpine train card project and thanks so much for stopping by today. With so many awesome new chipboard embellishments in the Clear Scraps shop, which one will you choose for your next project?
Additional products used: Versamark ink, black and burgundy embossing powder, heat tool, gold foil label sheets, white, black, blue, and grey cardstock, mountaintop and sentiment stamps, green inks, striped border die
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