This is another card I made to find one I like for Christmas. On this one I stamped the train on night of navy paper that had been sprayed with silver pearl ex and hair spray. I then embossed the train in silver. I stamped the tracks with silver on real red, sprayed with the same silver pearl ex. This is all mounted on forest foliage paper. The snowflakes came from a mixed bag of confetti I got at Walmart. I applied these with crystal effects. I wrote the "Merry Christmas" with a silver uniball pen and used the same pen to make the steam around the letters. The card does not look that *grainy* in real life, but the pearl ex never photographs well. Love opinions on this one please. Can't decide if I like it or not.
Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2004 GMT Views: 1329
Paper: forest foliage, real red, night of navy, US vanilla (for inside of card)
Ink: versamark, silver craft
Accessories: silver emboss, silver pearl ex mixed with hair spray, snowflake confetti, silver uniball pen
Techniques: embossing, hair spray with pearl ex
Difficulty (1-Easy 5-Advanced): 2
Registered: July 27, 2004 Location: Northwest Indiana; along scenic Lake Michigan Posts: 5146
Thu, Dec 02, 2004 @ 4:59 PM
It is a cute card, but does look like a lot of intricate work to make manty of them! I like the theme. Not real "Christmasy"; but actually I do like that about it. The best Christmas cards offer something unique, which this one does! Great job!
I like the idea of it...I think perhaps something I would try out would be to soften the steam...sponging or perhaps a little brushing of craft ink would do the trick...also, instead of the big flakes perhaps offset the train to the left side of the paper and tie a ribbon on the other side of it...I do like the idea though...
Registered: June 18, 2004 Location: Wisconsin Posts: 15281
Thu, Dec 02, 2004 @ 7:31 PM
I too like the idea. You could try as suggested to sponge the steam and if you still want to write , write over the steam with a darker marker/pen. I love the train and the track, they look great embossed like that!
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Registered: March 1, 2004 Location: Posts: 933
Sat, Dec 04, 2004 @ 7:28 PM
I think the steam is toooo large, as above maybe not lacey stuff..rest of card is very cute. Hope you get it like you want it. I love the blue and white.