The awesome techniques used in making this card certainly aren’t new, but I finally got around to trying it myself. I have always wanted to, and last weekend I had the perfect opportunity. Interestingly enough, I spend enough time preparing to teach others, I often neglect teaching myself. Thank you YouTube! And of course all of those terribly creative crafters who share their videos.
This project didn’t take too long to create in its basic form, but I did spend a good amount of time water coloring it. The truck stamp was stamped with versafine ink on the recessed side of the embossing folder. Then the paper was placed and those pieces were run through the big shot machine. This gave me the embossed trees and the stamped truck. A brayer was inked up with crumb cake and gently rolled over the embossed trees. That is how they became colored so tidily.
After that, it all came down to painting. Some parts went quickly, like the sky and grass, but I took my time on the truck. I went over areas several times to get the tones I liked and fix the creative moments I might not have wanted to happen. When I finished the painting it looked a bit too crisp for the setting, so I sponged over all the the card front and then heavily around the edges. That worked.
I did make a tag with the stitched framelits that says happy birthday. I just couldn’t bring myself to place it on the front. I didn’t want to cover up any of the picture. It ended up being placed inside. It isn’t like me to have a layered sentiment inside of a card, but today ended up being that day.
Have a creative day!