Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Candy Cane Train

Howdy y'all!  I just got back from seeing my niece sing in her Christmas concert, and she was awesome!  :-)  Tonight I'm sharing this adorable Candy Cane Train with you. I used the following items from Classy Cards 'n Such on this card:

Candy Cane Train stamp (Stampavie)
Handmade Holiday 6x6 paper pad (Simple Stories)
Chalk White seam binding
Gunmetal Pearls
Holly Leaves die (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Lace Corner Deco J die (Cheery Lynn Designs)

I started by stamping the Candy Cane Train on white cardstock and I colored it with Copic markers. I sponged a little bit of Antique Linen distress ink on the bottom to "ground" the train. Look at the wheels - see the Gunmetal Pearls in the centers? Isn't that cute?

My card base is black cardstock and I added a layer of red plaid paper from the Handmade Holiday paper pad. A smaller strip of multicolored plaid paper from the same paper pad was added to the left side and then I tied some seam binding around the lower part of the card. The black lattice corner was die cut from the Lace Corner Deco J set and added to the top right corner.

The Candy Cane Train was matted with a black cardstock layer and then glued down onto the card. The last thing I did was die cut a couple of holly leaves and glued them to the top right corner with a bright red button in the center.

I colored this train to coordinate with the colors in the papers I was using. Think about all the fun possibilities that you could do with this adorable stamp. What about a pink train? Or perhaps a white/blue/silver combo? You could go with traditional bright red and green or go crazy with pink and purple!

You still have time to go shopping and buy this stamp at Classy Cards 'n Such.  Or better yet, stock up on several of the holiday Stampavie stamps and start working on your cards for next year.  :-)  As always, you can save 10% off your order by using this code, Holly-10, when you check out at Classy Cards 'n Such.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Cheery Lynn Designs #59 - Lots of Layers
Die Cuttin' Divas #95 - More Holiday Spirit
Loves Rubberstamps #31 - Merry Christmas
Ribbon Carousel #75 - Holiday Spirit
Pretty Little Ribbon #17 - It's Christmas
Cutie Pie Challenge #33 - Cute Christmas


Sandy Hulsart said...

Holly, what a wonderful card. Love the two plaid papers and that is a great image. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so cute, love the fabulous train image and card design. The dp is so perfect. I love it. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Mynnette said...

That is an absolutely darling image!!! LOVE the holly button in the top and your patterns are fabulous together! Please join me this month at Technique Tuesday for our Faux Tile challenge and happy holidays! :)

Ceal said...

Holly this image is super cute and you did an excellent job coloring it!
Thanks for sharing with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week. Hope to see you again soon!

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous...love that patterns... Thanks for playing along with us at DCD!! Lee-Ann :)

brenda said...

The card is really very pretty Holly and beautifully laid out.

It's lovely to see you at Pretty Little Ribbons challenge this month, thanks so much to joining in.

B x

Bj said...

What an adorable card! Love the train, and your papers are perfect for this image. Thanks for joining the fun this week.

Laura Love said...

This is adorable! Great paper choices and I love the button for your holly berries! Too cute! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

Kelli Hull said...

This paper pack I think is a FAVE of mine, and it's perfect for this stamp! thanks for playing along with us at Loves RubberStamps

beadz said...

What an adorable train! Thanks so much for joining us at the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and good luck!
Merry Christmas!

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

So pretty!! Thank you for joining us at DCD

Veronica DCD