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Love Train: 3-color Pencil Card


Love Train: 3-color Pencil Card

I saw this little train set from Taylored Expressions and right away, wanted to color it with pencils. Since my technique is time consuming, backgrounds are challenging – but sweet little images are perfect for it! And I’m also showing how to make a pop-up sentiment…hope you enjoy the process! Watch the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The outside of the card is a simple one – two train cars, rolling down the track. Colors used: Spanish Orange, Pale Vermillion, Scarlet Lake.Open, the card has a fun dimensional sentiment peeking out…and a perfect spot between the train and the sign to write a little message!


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12 thoughts on “Love Train: 3-color Pencil Card

  1. […] got such excited feedback on the last 3-color pencil video I made that I thought I’d try it again – this time with foxes! No orange pencils were […]

  2. David LOVES this video. He is even telling me that I need to buy the pencil sharpener. He just discovered colored pencils and I gave him my old Crayola ones. He is telling me that he needs to color soft so his pencils last longer. 😉

    1. LOL! so cute 🙂

  3. Sandy, is there anything you can’t do?!❤️This, love the color combination, love the way the card’s made. So sweeeeet:)

  4. Super cute and I love the 3 pencil idea.

  5. Love how you made the train go from the front of the card to the inside and that the sentiment pops up. TFS

  6. The orange really makes these cars glow. I know one little guy that would love for me to make a train full of these for him to play with. Gotta get busy!

  7. Oh my goodness, I need that train set. Super cute! An awesome card Sandy!

  8. Love your coloring, the layout of the card and the video. I always learn so much from you.

  9. Love the variety of colour you have achieved with just 3 pencils. Having the design carried over from the front to the inside is such a fun idea.

  10. So cute and colorful and all with three pencils! Thanks for the video. It does help to watch your technique in action, again and again!

  11. Awesome. I can feel the love you put into this card.

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