Masculine Cards - Taylormadecards4u Design Team - Rusty Rails Kit

Hey Procraftinators! I'm back with my monthly design team project for Taylormadecards4u. This month, we are working with the Rusty Rails kit. Don't forget that my followers receive 20% off all digital items if you use the code: loyalty

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I started by printing the entire kit. Then, I printed the page with the A2 sized patterns in greyscale as well. I also took the ephemera over to my new to me Scan N Cut and had it cut all of that out. Lovin that machine! 

 For the first card, I cut the grayscale background paper to A2 sized. Then, I cut the matching colored one to 4x5.25" by trimming 1/8" off each side to make it so the train pattern would evenly match all the way around. I ink blended to colored panel and all of my ephemera pieces in Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. For the Grayscale pieces, I used Black Soot and Pumice Stone. I splattered some water on the background pieces and them with my heat tool. Next, I layered the colored one on top of the grayscale one, making sure those trains matched up exactly. I picked out some of the ephemera from the kit to layer onto my card. One of the pieces, being a train maintenance card of some sort, I chose to matte onto some black cardstock before adhering it to the background. After adhering the ephemera, I pulled out a piece of vellum and adhered the train from the kit to it. Then, I heat embossed "Happy Birthday" from the My Favorite Things' Big Birthday Wishes stamp set in brass embossing powder. I wrapped the vellum around the card panel, adhered it with Scor tape to the back of the panel and then adhered the panel to my card base. Due to the heat embossing of the vellum and some water splattering I did to the card panels, my card was a bit warped, so I was bending the card slightly to straighten it out. During the process, the vellum ripped cleanly right where it was folded around the card panel. In order to repair this without ripping the card apart and risking destroying it, I ran the vellum through my Xyron and adhered it to the front of the card. The adhesive shows some, but I burnished it to the card as much as possible in order to disguise it the best I could. I finished the card by stamping the word "Celebrate" on the inside from that same Big Birthday Wishes stamp set & I also used an old Stampin' Up set called Riveting. It is a set of circular sentiments and this one said "Enjoy Your Day." The circular sentiments just kind of reminded me of railroad signs for some reason.


 For the second card, I did the opposite with the card panel layers. I used the grayscale piece on top and the color piece on bottom. I also cut the top layer at 3.75x5in to expose a little more of the bottom layer. I chose the postcard from the ephemera and stamped "Hello, Friend" the Concord & 9th Everyday Greetings stamp set & heat embossed it in brass. Moving on to the inside, I cut a strip from the larger patterned paper pieces (the 5x7in pieces) and glued it to the inside. Then, I stamped another stamp from the Riveting stamp set that said "Wishing You the Best." To finish this card off, I added Nuvo Stone Drops in Rusted Iron to the front of the card.

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Birthday Card
  • Distress Inks
    • Pumice Stone
    • Black Soot
    • Frayed Burlap
    • Old Paper
    • Vintage Photo
  • VersMark
  • Personal Stamp Exchange Detail Brass Embossing Powder
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • My Favorite Things - Big Birthday Wishes (Outside & Inside Sentiment)
  • Stampin Up - Riveting (secondary inside sentiment)
  • Vellum
  • Xyron
  • Scor Tape
Hello Friend Card
  • Distress Inks
    • Frayed Burlap
    • Vintage Photo
  • VersMark
  • Personal Stamp Exchange Detail Brass Embossing Powder
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Concord & 9th - Everyday Greetings (Outside Sentiment)
  • Stampin Up - Riveting (Inside sentiment)
  • Nuvo Stone Drops - Rusted Iron
  • XFasten Foam Tape
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