Sunday, August 29, 2021

Two Card Sunday



Today is my grandson, Lucas', ninth birthday.  I made this train card for him with a Whimsy stamp.  I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils.

 My next card is done with a Whimsy digital image.  This is my second time trying a slimline card.  I bought some extra heavy cardstock so the color would not show through.  Fortunately it did not.  I need advice on how to fold the card.  I used 110# card stock.  I scored it at the fold, then I went over it with my paper creaser tool, multiple, multiple times.  It still does not lay flat. I normally do not use cardstock this heavy.  Any suggestions?

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JD/ Jill said...

As always, Fabulous coloring! I like the way the train just pops out of this card with the matching background! Thank you so much for the lovely comments on my blog! I am really struggling right Now to make cards and to blog. I guess it's just these trying times...which I have to try and work through better than I have been doing. Keep save...and I hope you had a nice weekend.

Christine Alexander said...

Wow what a great boys card, your colouring is amazing with the train and the tunnel and those penguins are so adorable XX

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous train image and brilliant colouring -love the cute penguins-have you tried laying the card under something heavy overnight?
Carol x

Leslie said...

Love both of these - your coloring is always fabulous!

Monica C. said...

Two beautiful cards! That train is so beautifully colored.
I also find that black cardstock is hard to crease. I score it multiple times and run my bone folder over both sides of the fold. Maybe you die cutting machine with uncut plates would help?
Hugs Monica

Aimeslee Winans said...

First I'll tell you that my 110# Recollections heavyweight cs is difficult to get perfectly flat sometimes after scoring it. Almost like it's warped, then other times it behaves. I suspect the grain on the heavyweight is playing a part. Maybe try scoring twice as many times, or weighting it down closed under a heavy item that completely covers it? Other than that I don't worry about it because others have the same problem. I don't see why you are against layering your image layer onto regular card base? That would stop your see-through issue. I am always so nervous about doing a one-layer card that I just do not do them, period. LOL Anyway, both cards are gorgeous and your coloring is stellar as always.

Aimeslee Winans said...

Oh forgot to suggest rounding your corners if you have a rounder tool. That helps me sometimes too! Hope you are getting some sciatica relief! I'm becoming used to being a cripple and that is soooooo wrong! XOXOX

Pat K said...

Great card for your grandson so beautifully coloured as always and I love the xmas card..such an adorable little group. xx

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