Thursday, November 11, 2021

Ho Ho Ho for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Hello and welcome!  It's time for a new Tic Tac Toe Challenge and this week Carol has brought us this fabulous board to inspire our creativity.

For my card, I decided to go diagonal, from the bottom left to the top right (Holiday, Free, Gift).

I'm also joining three other challenges - Inkspirational, Peace On Earth Christmas and Watercooler Wednesday.

I really love the Big Pickup Truck and Big Pickup Tailgate stamps from Honey Bee Stamps so I decided to use the pickup tailgate on for this card.  It's not one I can mass produce for the holidays but I will make a few to send.

For starters, I stamped multiples of everything - the truck, the tailgate, the tree, packages and Santa's bag full of toys.  Also, when I stamped the truck, I stamped the back of Santa in the cab, waiving as he hurries to get everything home before the snow comes down too heavy. (Obviously, it's just started because the tires aren't entirely covered with snow - oops lol!)  Colored it all with Copic markers and used the matching dies to cut everything out.  

To accommodate the size of the truck, a panel of mixed media paper was trimmed down to 5x5 inches, which is the final size of the card.  Distress Ink was used to create the sky, ground and stenciled trees.  The truck was then assembled, adhering the tree and packages directly to the truck, then using thin foam tape to add the bag of gifts.  The tailgate was then added with regular foam tape.  

Next I used both white acrylic paint and white gouache to splatter snow on the background and the truck. I also used the paint to cover the "ground" and add a bit to the tires.  I set those aside to dry and created the sentiment. The word Christmas was die cut twice from white cardstock and once from red polished foil.  I used double sided adhesive sheets on those papers and the vellum used for the shadow, just to make things easier.  The merry was stamped in green pigment ink then die cut with a label die.  Once all the paint was dry, the background was mounted on a white card base, the truck adhered directly to the background, then the sentiment was added to finish things off.

Thanks for visiting, I appreciate it so much.  Be sure to use the link above to check out the fabulous cards by the other DT members and hopefully be inspired to join us this week!


Stamps:  Big Pickup Tailgate, Loads of Holiday Cheer, Bitty Buzzwords: Holidays (all Honey Bee)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Vicki Boutin Multi Media, Memory Box Polished Foil 6x6 pad, Grafix Translucent Vellum
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Versafine Clair Green Oasis; Distress - Speckled Egg, Frayed Burlap, Hickory Smoke
Other:  Big PU Tailgate, Loads of Holiday Cheer and Bitty Buzzwords: Holiday dies, Sentiment Labels die (Simon Says Stamp), Woodland Stencil (Tim Holtz), Picket Fence Distress Acrylic Paint, White Gouache
Copics: R39, 37, 35, 29, 24, YR18, BG49, 13, 23, 11, B000, YG67, 17, 03, C7, 5, 4, 3, 2, W9, 7, 5, T6, 4, 2, 0


Darlene said...

LOVE these old trucks! Beautifully done Stef! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth Christmas challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support on our new challenge adventure!!

Please stop in for a visit!

Vickie Y said...

Love this present laden truck! Thank you for sharing with us at Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge.

Pia S said...

This is fantastic. I have a thing for red cars with Christmas trees, they are really festive. And I do love the subtle, stencilled background too. So glad you joined us at Inkspirational this fortnight.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, Stef, this is fabulous! Love your coloring and the snow and all the goodies loaded up in the bed. These trucks would be addicting. I like the sentiment on the tailgate, too. So great all over and I love seeing it at Peace on Earth!

Diane said...

WOW, what a fabulous design, so snowy wonderful! Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On Earth!
Diane POE DT {Nellies Nest}

Susan Powell said...

LOVE this card!!! Every detail is perfect!

Nora Noll said...

This is amazing!! First, I love the snowy background and how you made the snow go over the car. This is a detail I often forget. I love that fun truck filled with all the details. GORGEOUS design!

Pam Sparks said...

What a gorgeous card! I wish I was on your card recipient list! :D I love everything about it!