Last Saturday I took part in the Pootler’s Autumn-Winter Catalogue 2016 Blog Hop. This was my 1st time taking part in a blog hop and I was really nervous about showing my card alongside the amazing projects created by this very talented group of ladies. If you would like to see the Blog Hop please click here.
There are so many amazing new products in the catalogue and my ‘Need It’ list is so long I think I may have to write to Santa 🙂
If you don’t have a copy of the new catalogue yet please click here or click on the ‘Contact Me’ tab at the top of the page and I will pop a catalogue in the post for you.
All the products used to make this card can be found at the bottom of this post.
Anyway, on with this rather in-depth tutorial for my Halloween Train.
I also used a piece of the 12″ x 12″ Basic Gray cardstock for the train. To give the cardstock some texture I added Basic Gray Archival Ink to my Acrylic Block ‘E’ and stamped it all over the sheet of cardstock.
|Basic Gray cardstock for the train|
I used a sheet of 12″ x 12″ Whisper White cardstock for the matting panels/background. I cut 2 panels measuring 12″ x 4 3/4″ and started sponging the bottom of each panel with So Saffron ink and Daffodil Delight ink.
I sponged the centre of both panels with Tangerine Tango and Pumpkin Pie ink. For the moon I cut a ‘post-it note mask’ using a 1 1/4″ Circle Punch. I lightly sponged around the moon with Rich Razzleberry ink.
When I had finished sponging the rest of the background with the Rich Razzleberry ink I added some Whisper White Craft Ink to soften some of the areas.
For the engine I started with a 3 3/4″ x 2 5/8″ piece of the inked Basic Gray cardstock. I measured 1 1/4″ up from the bottom of the cardstock and drew a line across. I could now work out where the drivers cab and chimneys would go.
For the ‘slime’ I used Emerald Envy Ink and a Blender pen to colour it in (they are great value as you get 3 blender pens for £9). I added Clear Wink Of Stella to make the slime sparkly.
The pumpkins were stamped onto a scrap of Pumpkin Pie cardstock with Basic Black Archival ink. In the Spooky Fun stamp set you get 3 separate stamps for the pumpkin faces which I really like.
I stamped the small ghosts on Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and fussy cut them. I also used the Glimmer paper for the large ghost, the flowers in the bride’s bouquet and on the wedding carriage garland. For the eyes and mouth of the large ghost I used the Sprinkles Punch (which is on special offer at £12 instead of £16 until 22.50 (G.M.T.) tonight – Wednesday 14th September, 2016).
The Vampire, Skeleton, Scarecrows and Mummies were also stamped onto Thick Whisper White cardstock. I coloured some of the characters with an Aqua Painter and the others were coloured in with a blender pen. I didn’t want the white border that you get around the characters when you use the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch so I cut these out too.
For the wheels I was going to punch some small circles from Smoky Slate cardstock but that would have been too plain and boring for me. It was a Halloween Train and it needed something different so I came up with the idea to make eyeballs for wheels.
- 12 Whisper White circles using a 3/4″ circle punch
- 12 Marina Mist circles using a 1/2″ circle punch
- 12 Basic Black circles using a 1/4″ handheld punch (if you don’t have the 1/4″ handheld punch you can use a normal hole punch as this is roughly the same size).
If you make one of these I would love to see a photo, you can email it to me by clicking here.
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Have yourself some crafting fun.
This tutorial is for personal use only and must not be