This card is great for a child or train enthusiast! The two colours of card make an effective background and glitter gel pens give the train an added sparkle.
*[[p4772|Steam train peel off sticker]]
*Green and blue card (we have used textured card in [[5493|Robin's Egg]] and [[p5496|Lagoon]])
*A tall (DL) card blank
*Some pens to colour in the train (we used [[s130|Glitter Gel Pens]])
*[[p1362|Black glaze pen]]
*[[p3073|Black mixed greetings peel off sticker]]
* A piece of white paper
You will need a pair of scissors, trimmer or craft knife, mat and ruler.
1. The first step is to assemble the train and colour it in so that it has time to dry...
Lay out a piece of white A4 paper on the table, with the shortest edge at the bottom. The short edge of the piece of paper is the same width as the DL card blank, so it is useful to lay the train and track along this edge. Line the bottom of the track for each section along the bottom edge of the paper and position them so that they match up with the previous section. Build your train - you will have some space on each side of the train, which you can fill with spare pieces of track. Colour in the train and leave to dry.
2. The next step is to create the background.
Take the blue and green pieces of card and tape them together with low tack tape (we used [[p1573]], but you may need to make it less sticky by sticking it onto a piece of fabric and taking it off several times). Cut a curved line, starting at about 5cm (2") from the top of the piece of card, which goes through both pieces of card. If you take the tape off the card, you should now have two sets of pieces of green and blue card that will fit together. Glue down one of the sets of card onto the card blank, with the blue card at the top and trim the edges.
3. We now need to cut out the train and stick it onto the card. Carefully cut around the train and put a generous even layer of glue onto the back of it. Position it about 2.5cm (1") above the bottom of the card and press down firmly.
4. The final step is to add the finishing touches...
Stick one of the small cloud stickers onto the piece of white paper and cut around it. Stick this onto the card, below the track and add a head and legs with the black glaze pen. Repeat this to make another sheep that faces the first one. Stick one of the funnel steam stickers and three of the cloud stickers onto the white paper and cut them out. Stick these onto the background. The last step is to make the wording bubble. Stick a 'Happy Birthday' sticker onto the white paper and draw a cloud around it with the black glaze pen and leave to dry. When it is dry, cut around it and stick this onto the sky.
Your card is finished!