Hi, Friends! It's Caly and I'm here to share two holiday cards with you using the Train Ride set as well as the Merry and Bright Toy Shop set. Let's dive right in and talk about the first card that I made!
The Holiday Train stamp set is one that requires no coloring - I'm sure you could stretch your imagination and add some with colored pencils, but I kept it simple since there are lots of little images to stamp. I want to add also that I chose colors to follow our current Monthly Challenge swatch. If you'd like to play along in the challenge this month, click on the banner/swatch below!
I started by die cutting the Holiday Train dies using white cardstock. This helps me to line up the different parts of the trains and makes sure I don't make any errors (well...I guess that's still possible, but trust me - cutting the images before stamping helps!)
Using the colors from the swatch, I selected inks I thought would match best and started stamping all the elements on the die-cut images. I trimmed the card panel down because I knew I wanted to use the Holiday Vibes paper pack - which were the perfect colors for this month's Monthly Challenge.
This card is just super bright and cheerful and it makes me happy! I stamped a sentiment in the top right in plain black ink to complete the card.
For my second card, I used the Merry and Bright Toy Shop stamp set. It coordinates with the Merry and Bright Toy Shop die, but I decided for this card, I wanted to use only the stamps. If you want to check out my card using the die, you can see it HERE. The die creates a card that lets you look into a toy shop, so I guess you can say, this card today is a view of the inside of the toy shop!
I masked off a border and ink-blended some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink, blending more heavily around the outer edges. I stamped the images using a Copic-friendly ink and colored the images using the following Copic colors: Y02, Y18, E31, E55, E37, B12, G03, G19, R24. The coloring is super basic - since the images are little and already so detailed.
Once I was done coloring, I added some white gel lines to help the images pop, then I fussy-cut the images and arranged them in the ink-blended area to fill up the space to create this fun Christmas morning-like holiday scene.
To complete the card, I used a sentiment from the same stamp set and stamped it across the top - it just happened to fit inside the ink-blended frame perfectly!
I hope you've enjoyed these cards. I really appreciate you stopping by today and hope your day is fabulous!