Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Loads of Love

Hello, friends!  I hope all is well with you.  Today I'm sharing a card made for the current theme challenge at The Paper Players, where lovely Anne Marie has asked us to use hearts or stars.  I'm also joining the Double D challenge, where the theme is Valentine Love, and the current Just Us Girls Word Week Challenge, which is "Valentine".

I recently bought the Big Pickup Tailgate stamp and die set, knowing it would be a fun one for lots of cards for different occasions, especially since we have lots of friends and family members that love cars and trucks. Using the big die, I made a shaped card for my husband for Valentine's Day, because he's one that loves his pickup. There's also a separate stamp set with the front of the truck, which just might have to make its way to my craft room one day in the near future LOL!

How fun is that?  I started by stamping the pick up along with the pile of hearts that came from another coordinating stamp set.  They were colored with Copic markers then cut with the matching dies. Next I took a sheet of white card stock for the base, folded it in half and die cut the pickup except for the very top, leaving a top fold hinge.  The colored tail gate was also die cut with it's own separate die, then I stamped and white heat embossed the large LOVE U.  After that cooled down, I used a Copic marker to add a bit of shading on the right side of the letters so they would stand out a bit better.

The colored pickup was adhered to the pickup card base, then the tailgate and pile of hearts added with foam tape.  I used a white gel pen to add highlights to the hearts, the rear lights and the windows to finish things off.  Below is a photo of the card standing up and taken at an angle so you can see part of the card base.  This was so much fun to make, I look forward to doing more in the future!

Thanks so much for visiting, I always appreciate it!  Take care and stay safe!


Stamps:  Big Pickup Tailgate, Loads of Love (Honey Bee)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White
Ink:  Gina K Obsidian Amalgam, Versamark
Other:  Coordinating dies for the truck and heart pile, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, Simon Says Stamp Fine Detail embossing powder
Copics:  BG49 13, 11, 72, 000, 0000, R59, 46, 39, 37, 35, 24, 05 C7, 5, 3, 1, T8, 6, 4, E41, 40


Darlene said...

Your truck load of hearts is just FABULOUS ... awesome coloring! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Valentine LOVE’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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Nancy said...

You have really some amazing coloring skills Stef! This card is really fantastic! The depth you have achieved with those heart balloons! Just WOW! I am in awe of this card! Thanks for inspiring all of us at The Paper Players and Just Us Girls!

Claire Broadwater said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this turquoise truck full of hearts. I wish I had that truck to take a ride in. I love these two colors together, too! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Love this, Stef! as always, your shading is perfection and I love that you made a fun-shaped card. I'm sure your husband will love it! Thank you so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!


Oh my goodness, what a fun shaped card for hubby! I love, love, love the depth of colour you've achieved - especially on the hearts. Your creations are always such beautiful works of art, Stef. Love this.

Nancy said...

You know how it works over at TPP...we all fight for the same card. ;)

Donna Phelan said...

Love your pretty, pretty colors and that lovely pile of sweetly colored hearts! Great stamps, perfect Valentine! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Valentine Love Challenge. Donna, DT Member.