Friday, November 19, 2010

An apple a day....


I never thought I would use this stamp so much right after getting it! I really love this truck. I think this will be my Dad's birthday card this year (his birthday is Nov. 25 and falls ON Thanksgiving this year :)  ) I even stamped the truck in Early Espresso on the Early Espresso card stock.



I did use a Mojo Monday sketch for the layout of this card , but I had to turn it on it's side.



I used Pear Pizzazz to watercolor the truck and some of the ground, Cherry Cobbler for the apples and tail lights, and Crumb Cake for the shadowing, sign, and the ground. A little Basic Gray for the tires and the coloring was done. Then I made this 8 more times for a birthday card swap :) The Marina Mist tab is a partial punch with the Designer Label punch. I love that thing! I am using the heck out of it!!


Inside I stamped off once, then stamped the truck on the Very Vanilla card stock with Pear Pizzazz ink. I used a strip of the Pear Pizzazz patterned paper from the Hostess level 1 paper pack to write the sentiment on. It says " An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but at your age you might want to play it safe and have a few more!"
I even got to use the little apple in the set, which was the perfect accent to the inside of this card. The apple is stamped on watercolor paper and punched out with the 1" circle punch. Then I water-colored it with Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake. I attached it to the card with a dimensional.

  • Stamps: Countryside
  • Paper: Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Cherry Cobbler, Watercolor paper, Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz DSP
  • Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Pear Pizzazz, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Ear,y Espresso
  • Other: Aqua-painter, Designer Label punch, Curly Label punch, Large Oval punch, Small Oval punch, 1" Circle punch, Metallic eyelet, Crop-A-Dile, Marina Mist 1/8" taffeta ribbon, Signo white gel pen, Stampin Dimensionals, Distressing tool on Cutter Kit
 And of course, I inked the edges of the layers with Early Espresso. I don't know if I have shared this tip before, but I ink almost ALL my edges, even punched and die cut pieces, and I do that with a brush tip marker to get all the nooks and crannies. I have been doing this for years and I forget to mention it :) Well, off to go stamp my next project to share! Happy Stampin!

9 comments:

Adriana Benitez said...

Adorable card (but meeeaaaan sentiment, lol)

Yapha said...

What a gorgeous card! I love your inking and doodling! It adds so much!

Debra Burgin said...

Inking the edges ... it's a good thing! (And something I'll have to try.) Love the coloring on the truck!

Cindy said...

Love what you did with that truck! The doodling is really a nice touch, too. Heyyy, I used that truck for my dad's birthday, too!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Beautiful card! Happy birthday to your dad!

Jen Timko said...

Your coloring on this is outstanding! I love this set!

Sunflower Stamper said...

Awesome card! I love that truck & you did a great job with it!!

Shelley said...

Great card! Love the way you colored this.

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Beautiful! I love layers and doodling and everything about it!

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