Wednesday, 8 May 2013

National Train Day 11th May 2013 - Pauline

On the 11th May is National Train Day in America.  We don't have a day like it in the U.K.  However, today is a tribute to all trains old and new which we take for granted.

Quote taken from Amtrak’s (America biggest rail network) website:

Trains take us where we need to go, want to go. They remind us of what other lives seen only out the window look like. They employ our townspeople, bring passengers with a few extra dollars to spend into local coffee shops, draw activity to sleepy towns, attract funds to the roads and buildings around the stations. They bring us to school, to work, to visit a friend in need. They connect our towns together. They connect us to each other. They tell the American story.
And that is why trains matter to us all.  I think this quote can be applied anywhere in the world.
Items from J&C Creations:

Wild Rose Studio Steam Train (CL150)
Clear embossing powder
Coconut card
Distress Ink pads in weathered wood, faded jeans and frayed burlap
Tim Holtz Destinations 12x12 pad
Distress Marker in black soot
Tim Holtz Alterations die Paper Rosette

Items also needed:

6x6 Kraft card
Kraft ticket (Craftwork Cards)
Sentiments Across the Miles and Happy Birthday (I used those from LOTV)


  • Colour a piece of coconut card to fit the base card with Distress Ink pads in faded jeans and leave to dry naturally or heat set
  • Distress the edges when dry and colour with the black soot Distress Marker
  • When dry, mat onto the base card
  • Stamp the image onto coconut card with Versamark and emboss with the clear embossing powder
  • Cut to size and colour the image using Distress Ink pad weathered wood
  • Distress the edges of the card with the image and colour with the black soot Distress Marker
  • Place on the main card when dry
  • Make a rosette using the die and paper from the Destinations pad
  • Lightly colour the ticket with the Distress Ink pad weathered wood and stamp the sentiment
  • Add the embellishments as in the photo

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