Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Glossy Pick-up trucks~Card Patterns sketch 46

Hello everyone out there. Hope you are having a good week so far. I had a great time with a friend today that I had not seen in a few weeks, We had lunch and visited a local kitchen shop. Fascinating and fun! I made a card yesterday morning and last night. They are both made with the SU pick-up truck that I have had for a number of years, but it is a fun one to play with. I needed a card for a friend's birthday, so I took a photo and sent off in the mail yesterday and then realized that if I made another and tweaked it a little, I could use it for 2 challenges!
The sketch challenge that this qualifies for is this photo for Card Patterns #46, details which can be found here. To make this, I stamped the truck on white with black craft ink, sprinkled black embossing powder and heated with the heat gun. I coloured with my Copic markers. I then added glaze with a blue tint to the window and windshield and added a clear glaze to the black part of the truck for a very swanky enamel job! I cut out the truck after the "enamel" was dry (at least 30 minutes) and put on the "hubcaps". They are look like Star of Texas ones! (SU) I had also stamped out the little packages on white with Memento Tux. black ink and coloured these with Copics. For the front panels on the card I cut a Bazzil textured 6 X 6 sheet of this grayish blue and cut in half. I used different embossing folders on each half and adhered to a black panel. I then hand cut a tag in both black and the blue and stuck together.

I placed the truck on the tag and then stamped the birthday sentiment and placed it in a SU metal frame and used a punch for the blue shape and then cut out a black piece to layer underneath. The little black glass tiles are a nice embellishment to a masculine card.This second card is one that I tweaked today to use for the Verve release challenge to make a card using black/gray/turquoise. VSJAN10C (Verve team, I hope this qualifies as turquoise?) I really like how this one turned out and the button wheels are PaperTreyInk buttons.
A lot of fun and I have so many more challenges to try tomorrow...Verve has 5 going on to complete by this Friday. I hope I can complete them all :o) Thanks for taking a peek tonight,
cheers ~ chriss


  1. Oh, the cards are really cute! :)

  2. Chriss this is just darling! I love the embossing and that metal frame accent. Such a great idea!


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