Hi Everyone, an easy card from me today, all I had to do was print and cut it out (with a scissors!)
My eldest Brother is 80 today, his first job was a Fireman on the Steam Engines of the 1950's, the 2 younger than him followed him onto the GWR Railways. The 3 of them have been avid train enthusiasts ever since, it was so funny when they got together and played vinyl records of trains going through tunnels, with shouts of "listen to it, he's firing up now" to get through the tunnel.
They were talking of the Severn Tunnel. It is 4 miles 624 yd (7,008 m) long, although only 2 1⁄4 miles (3.62 km) of the tunnel are under the River Severn. For well over 100 years it was the longest mainline railway tunnel within the UK, this was on their route on each journey. Go HERE for a fascinating story of how it was built etc.
Anyhow, this is a Great Western Railway engine, one that reminds me of those "halcyon" days of Steam and of my Brothers stories about it. The envelope was also a printed and cut. Oh! yes they STILL visit any Steam Engine Museum wherever they are in the world and of course the UK. Eldest went to visit somewhere recently and saw the ORIGINAL Engine he started work on, he was thrilled to be allowed onto the footplate and to drive it a short distance. Of course his birthday card, an easel shape, for his special day HAD to be of a Steam Engine! layered and decoupaged.
EDIT He told me after having the card that he had worked on this particular engine, how's that for Luck!