19 June 2016

Full Steam Ahead

Hello there, my nephew turned two this week. I bought him a train set for his birthday, so I thought it made sense to coordinate his card and make one with a train on. I pulled out my Clearly Besotted Full Steam Ahead stamp set (the original set that I used is now retired but the 2nd and 3rd editions are still available) and dies.

I started off by stamping the train and carriages using MFT inks. These were then cut out using the matching dies. I also stamped and cut the number 2 for the train, as well as the little smoke clouds. I then die cut two SSS Stitched Rectangle dies from white cardstock. I kept one intact and the other I cut using one of the ME landscape Trio dies. I took the cloud die from the same trio set and cut this from masking paper.
I added the masking paper cloud on top of the rectangle piece and blended TH Tumbled Glass Distress Ink over to make a sky. I then took the landscape piece and blended over TH Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn inks over. I then stamped the train track on to this using brown ink. The sentiment, from the CB Wild Thing stamp set, was stamped on to the sky piece with black ink. I then layered everything up, adding the train with foam tape. The panel was then added to a white A2 side fold card base.
Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to where I purchased it. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links.

Please Note - The Full Steam Ahead stamp set has retired. I have linked to the second and third editions for you to look at.
Funnily enough, I made my other nephew a train card when he was two as well. It is obviously the age for trains! :) Thanks so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a great rest of the weekend!


  1. Gorgeous, isn't it fun to coordinate a card with a gift!

  2. Adorable! A perfect card to go with his gift :)

  3. This is so sweet! I love the clouds and the bright colours on the engine and carriages. Your ink blending is always so flawless ❤️ Xx

  4. Aw what adorable design Michelle, your little Nephew will love it I'm sure, as all little boys love trains and he will love his train set too. The colours are so vibrant with happy fun look too. I love this card so much!! Well done Hugs Missy Pink x

  5. I bet he loved it, it's fabulous!


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