Thursday, April 6, 2023

Toot Toot! Here Comes the Easter Train!

 Hello and Welcome! Today's card features Karen Burniston's Train Pivot Panels along with the Train Elements. I thought, since it's Easter, why not make an Easter train! I used Lawn Fawn's Eggstra Amazing Easter stamp set to coordinate with the pop-up train. 

For this card, I started with an A2 sized card using a light blue cardstock. I added two patterned paper panels, each 4x4 from Echo Park - It's Easter Time paper pack. I then cut two smaller panels (4x1.25) from the reverse side of the patterned paper. 

I die cut the pop-up mechanism from the same light blue cardstock as the card base and glued that into the card. 

I die cut the train and the box cars from various pastel scraps of cardstock I have saved. I also die cut the tops of the train cars and the front piece of the train from a white glitter cardstock. I added a piece of double sided tape/adhesive to the cardstock and then die cut the pieces out for easier assembly. I did the same with the wheels. 

Using various colors of Distress Oxide ink and a white size 10 Gelly Pen, I added some details to the train and cars. 

I die cut the track from a light grey cardstock and added it to the pop-up. I had to trim some pieces to make it fit the way I wanted, but the great part of the track die cut is, it allows to trim and adjust and still looks great!

I stamped the images from Lawn Fawn's Eggstra Amazing Easter using Lawn Fawn's Jet Black ink and colored them in with Copic markers. Then I used the coordinating die to cut them out. I added them to my train before installing the train pieces. I ended up having to trim part of the pop-up so you could see the little chick and chocolate bunny better. 

From Karen Burniston's Easter Charms die set, I die cut the Happy Easter from pink and purple cardstock, then cut it again from black cardstock and glued them together to make the sentiment stand out better. 

For the front of this card, I tried to keep it simple. I've been trying to use the little stickers that come with the paper packs more and this time I used the ones that came with the It's Easter Time paper pack. I'll be honest, I'm not entirely happy with the front, but the inside is where all the good stuff is. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Leave a comment and let me know what you're thoughts are on this card. Happy Crafting!

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