Sunday, October 9, 2016

Clang, Clang, Clang Went the Trolley!


Today's card is for Day #2 of Online Card Class "Movement" Theme.  The simplest I saw from the examples is the slider card and I'm all for easier right now.

This is a Thank You/Proud of You card for all the hard work our daughter recently did for us despite an old ankle bone injury that got all swelled up while she was here. Her hubby stayed home on this trip, but she worked her hiney off. They do volunteer work every week at the end of a trolley car in San Francisco. This trolley is covered in Glossy Accents and slides really easily up and down the trolley line! I hope they like it - it's a SURPRISE ♥

I found a free trolley image online and shrunk it down to about an inch for this card. I used a long strip of foam on the back of the penny so it slides back and forth easily, not spins!

I used Prismacolor Pencils for coloring everything, sketching in the background, and trying to give a fall feel for the scene. I used a bit of Gamsol on the ocean and trees in the background. The stencil in the front is a sort of cobblestone design. I used a lot of Fun Foam, a penny, and Scor Tape to put this together. It's a rectangular card, about 6-1/4 inch by 4-3/4 inches.

Stamp Set: "San Francisco" by Hero Arts, Clearly Kelly
   (I'm not sure of the company who made the sentiment stamps)
Cardstock: GKD 120# white, 80# white, and (love) her Charcoal color cardstock
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog; Prismacolor Pencils; Gamsol; Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Marker
"Mini Tile Texture" by The Crafter's Workshop
Fun Foam, Scor Tape, Dries Clear adhesive
GKD Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
Glossy Accents (on the red sway bars on the bridge, apples on tree, and on the trolley)

Mahalo for stopping by!
With aloha ♥


  1. Oh this is totally FUN! I feel like I left my heart you too can be singing a song for the rest of the day! lol This is a great slider card, I haven't made one in ages--thanks for the inspiration! Love your row houses and the bridge in the background--pretty postcard!

  2. This is so well done and so fun. I am sure they will love this card and will be running the trolley up and down with a lot of enjoyment. It was so wonderful that your daughter was there to help you and I am sure this card will let her and the family know you appreciated it.

  3. Oh, Rosy, this is terrific! Your daughter is going to love this! I am way too lazy (tired?) to make slider cards, as I don't think any of them are "easy". Kudos for you to make one. Perfect stamps for a slider, too!

  4. Cute slider card! Your daughter will be surprised and love it.

  5. What a simply ADORABLE card!! And it's so much more wonderful because of it's meaning. Your daughter is going to love it, as do I. Great coloring and your design is perfect. So, so sweet of you to make it for her, it's going to mean a lot. She sounds like an amazing daughter, you are a lucky woman!

  6. Totally creative, colorful and wonderful!

  7. Wow, you even put Coit tower in the scene! This is so cute, Rosy, and I know your daughter will love it! You sure put a lot of love (and work!) into this. I'm afraid I'm with Kathryn on that though, give me simple, LOL!

  8. Love the entire scene and all the pretty colors! Great slider card!


Your kind comments really encourage me! Mahalo nui loa!