Sunday, July 12, 2015

Vintage train hand-stamped card

Trains run in my blood.  With a family that is heavily involved in the Train lines (since the Depression!!).  At a recent card making class, a Kid's Camp, one of the students asked me to help them create a card with this fun Traveler stamp set!  See how easy and fun it is to create this vintage train card like the kids in our class did!
Create this vintage train card with:
Traveler stamp set (wood 134510/134513)
Crumb Cake ink pad (126975)
Stazon Jet Black ink pad (101406)
Very Vanilla card stock (101650)
Crumb Cake card stock (120953)
Basic Black card stock (121045)
Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper (133704)
Aqua Painter (103954)
Stamping Sponges (101610)

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Simply stamping this stunning train image from the Travelers stamp set is a great start!  Using the Jet Black Stazon ink pad I can create a sharp image that is fun to water color!  Adding age and interest using the Aqua Pens and water-coloring the Crumb Cake ink in.  Distress the sides with the Stamping Sponge in Crumb Cake ink.  

Frame this hand-stamped image with the Basic Black card stock and then the Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper (for an additional layer of vintage - lol).
This guy!!  Jason was one of the amazing students at our recent Kids Crafting Card Making Camp at Borchard CRPD.  (Whew - say that three times fast - lol.)  He (and a couple of the girls) selected this stamp set as a 'must try!'.  They did great with this fun card, I'm so proud!!
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My beloved Grandfather joined the Railroad back during The Depression, after marrying my Grandmother.  My father, uncle and now a cousin work/ed in the industry.  Creating a hand-crafted card in a nod to all things Train, Vintage and cool is  a fun way to celebrate life of old and present!  Send a cool card like this - from kids to adults, it's classically cool.  Join Us in creating and sending love at our upcoming Card Making Classes!

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Jamie is so passionate and creative about making cards - and wants everyone else to join her in the fun! She is so encouraging and positive in her attitude, helping me along when I get frustrated - and then rejoicing with me at the finished product! I love going to her classes to get new ideas, learn techniques, and have loads of fun in the process. ~ Christine C.

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