Saturday, October 2, 2010

Bah! Humbug! Challenge --- Across the Miles

It's no secret that I soooo love the ladies at Bah! Humbug! --- the Trio of Tinsel! Max, Irene and Ann always bring grins and giggles in their challenge posts along with terrific ideas for cards.  They've kept me on track with Christmas cards all year and as we get closer to the holidays I'm going to have to double down to make my goal.  So, if you don't know these ladies get on over to Bah! Humbug! and get acquainted!  Then, get busy!

I've been AWOL the past couple of weeks but I have a card for this week's theme, Across the Miles, that I can only take credit for being pretty good at cutting and pasting.  This is just one of eight beautiful Trinitage pop-up card designs by the uber-talented Jak Heath.  They can be found at Imag-e-nation, which has a bazillion other goodies!  I actually ordered the downloadable versions (I'm all about instant gratification) and printed them on semi-gloss photo paper.  On one sheet are all the pieces for the 3D on the outside of the card and the pop-up on the inside.  There is also a sheet with instructions for assembly.

This is the front and you can get a peek at the pop-up inside.

The inside reveals a beautiful scene of the Christmas train about to leave the station.  Maybe the travelers are headed to Grandma's house, or maybe a country cottage for a big family get-together.  Each layer is supported by a square tube and the instruction sheet has the template for making these.  I did find that the card stock I used for the tubes was too heavy, but plain paper is too light weight.  So I'll be trying something in between for the next ones. 

This is a closer view of the festive scene.  I love the artwork!

The 3D piece on the outside is a lovely invitation to open the card for the surprise inside. 

Now, there are seven more beautiful holiday scenes like this one.  But you will just have to go to Imag-e-nation and take a look!  And don't forget to hop over to Bah! Humbug! for more inspiration and fun!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you are having a great weekend!

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Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! This card is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! It's as gorgeous as can be!!!

Max said...

Ooooooh Barb, it was lovely that you found time to stop at Bah! Humbug! Platform with your grogeous steam train creation ... it's stunning! Can almost smell the smoke and hear the wonderful hiss of steam. In fact I'd love to climb aboard and join the party to wherever they may be going! Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug! and good luck in the prize draw.

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Heather said...

OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS! ARE YOU KIDDING M!?!?!?! There are no words to even begin to describe how incredibly amazingly perfect your card is. Look at all that fantastic detail and flawless coloring and layering. Girl!!! JAW on the floor for days to come! Really .... girl, WOW!!!! and I mean it;)!!! WOW!!!!!!!

starcyl said...

This is truly a stunner. Thanks for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!.
Jenny x

Irene said...

Hello Barb

So pleased you have managed to make a card and what a stunner - it's gorgeous. You can almost imagine being at the railway station watching the train.

Thank you so much for joining in our latest challange.


Kathlene said...

Oh my, this little work of art is amazing! Love all the dimension and the rich coloring. Can't even imagine how much time this took, but so so worth it!

Ann said...

wow Barb I've looked at these at Imag-e-nation and been tempted but until I saw yours I didn't realise just how gorgeous they were. Fantastic card.
I noticed on Facebook that your birthday is coming up - Happy Birthday to you. HOpe you get some fab crafting goodies.
Ann xxx
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Flip-Flop Creations said...

Gorgeous Barbara! ~jeni :)

Rita said...

Wow, what a brilliant card. Hugs Rita xxx

DonnaMundinger said...

WOWZWERS, Barb! This is just out of this WORLD! I'm speechless! xxD