Linking Train from Whimsy Stamps

I’m back to making holiday cards and again I’m using the new Linking Train set to create my card. This card is an interactive one which involves a pull tab – read below for more details on how I created it and what secrets this card holds using they featured products:

Linking Train
Tartan 6×6 Paper
Comic Speech Bubbles
No-See Kinetic Basics Die

Sometimes it felt like I was making this card the wrong way or at least backwards. I started with the colored images of Linking Train, which was usual. But then I started to plan out how I could use all the images but only one of each of them. This became a problem with the tracks – there was only one but I had three cars to worry about. That would look odd… but how could I pull it off?
After thinking about it more, I realized I could make the card with the engine and singe track on the front of the card and then the rest of the images on the inside. Then it gradually morphed into a pull-tab card where I hid the extra train cars behind the first. This was going to be epic! I assembled and dismantled the project several time but finally sorted it out.
To describe it, starting from the base layer of red plaid (Tartan 6×6 Paper), I used three layers of foam tape around three sides (top, left and bottom). Down where I wanted the train to pull out, I used two layers of foam tape and created a track for the pull. The train cars were glued onto the small pull tab from the No-See Kinetic Basics Die set – I made use of the hole and tied a small string to tape it onto the base which help the train cars from being pulled completely out. Behind the kinetic piece, I added two plastic slider tabs which would guide the train in and out. It’s slightly delicate, so not good for kids and husbands, but otherwise, durable for the delicate crafter. LOL

List of Common Supplies

Whimsy Stamps:
Linking Train
Tartan 6×6 Paper
Polka Dot Pals Uzuri
Comic Speech Bubbles
No-See Kinetic Basics Die

Copic Colors
Y11, 15, 26
R05, 08, 24, 27, 29, 59
E35, 37, 29
N1, 3, 5, 7, 9
C1, 3
YR12, 15, 18
BV25, BV23
E42, 43
YG23, 17, 67 (plus a metallic green Sharpie)

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