Monday, March 3, 2014

Chalkboard Choo Choo, FMS125 & STB

Well, here we are back at Monday and it's a snowy one for many of us. Thankfully in my area we had only an inch or so of snow. Mother Nature, are you finished yet? Please, no more! 

Today's card for a dear friend uses the long retired All Aboard Stamp Set. This is one of those stamp sets that I'll never get rid of since hubby is retired from the Long Island Rail Road, and we have lots of RR friends. This is the first time I'm trying it out with the Chalkboard Technique.

Today I'm playing along with the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches and the "Anything Goes" challenge at Seize the Birthday.

This was pretty simple to make. The larger train was heat embossed with White Embossing Powder, then I sponged a little Craft White Ink for "chalk dust". The little train and the train on the envelope were stamped with Black Stazon, and the little one cut out with a 1 1/4" Circle Punch. 

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: All Aboard, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Basic Black
Ink Pads: Versamark, Black Stazon, Craft White, Crumb Cake
Tools: Big Shot, Argyle Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, 1 1/4" Circle Punch
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Neutrals Candy Dots

Have a great day everybody! Hope you're keeping warm!


LeAnne said...

Oh my goodness, you never cease to amaze me with your creativity! How fun is this....perfect for your railroadie friends!

Jen Brum said...

Great card Sandy! My kids would love it! They love trains!!! Totally wish I had gotten my hands on this set! Love the chalkboard technique! Definitely the perfect card for a railroad fanatic! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Colleen said...

Wow, I think it worked great with the chalkboard technique! thank you for sharing it with us at Seize the Birthday!

Linda Callahan said...

Super cool! Love the the chalky look! So glad you joined us at FMS!

Jaydee said...

Sandy, I love the replication of the train and this image works beautifully with the chalkboard technique. Wonderful card.

Glenda J said...

Great colours on this perfect masculine birthday card. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday!