Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Blue Mud-riding Monster Truck!

Kim (Luv Flowers on SCS) is the Featured Stamper on the Sunday Challenge at SCS today - hooray! I love her work. If I had better flower images, I would have made some awesome flower cards today. I decided to go rugged and manly with my case instead. I think I was also inspired by all the truck cards Pat Smethers has been making. Click here to see Kim's awesomely brilliant White Orchids card that I cased.

Even though Kim's card is a flower card, the colors and panels said masculine to me. I tried to capture that in my card as well even though I didn't have her fun papers. I was going to do a twine bow, but the card ended up more masculine than I had expected and a bow just didn't seem to fit when I put it all together.

My daughter's fiance has a blue truck with 2 lift kits and they like to go mud riding. I thought she could make this into a Valentine's card for him with some fun saying inside like: Valentine, I would go through mud for you or something along those lines. I used a digital image from LilyPink Designs available at Can you Digi It?.

I stippled the SU! Chocolate Chip ink to make the hills using the torn paper towel technique. I did the same with a sponge and SU! Almost Navy for the sky. The kids usually go mud riding when it is almost dark so I wanted a darker sky. I used the tip of the Lovely as a Tree set to make a few trees. I cut out the digital image and popped it up after coloring it with Copic and SU! Markers and a silver gel pen.

I have to tell you I am loving digi images. I never thought I would say that, but they are really fun and very versatile!




  1. That is SO cool, Nancy! I love how real the hills and much look. You nailed this--and your idea for the sentiment is awesome. :)

  2. What a FUN masculine card!! Love it!

  3. Super job on this masculine. Love that truck and your hills and sky are great. Like the added trees, too. Wow!!!!

  4. AWESOME guy card, Nancy! Love the background for your truck digi, PERFECT! This card will surely be a hit. Guy cards can be a challenge, this one is so great.


  5. I have never used a Digi image before. This truck image is so cool. What an awesome card. I love how the truck is like 3D coming out of the card. Great job.

  6. Nancy this is so cute! I love that truck image with those big tires. Sometimes I will come upon a truck like that on the road and think how it could roll right over my car. Your coloring is great and so is the sky. Great man card.

  7. Vrooom Vroom here comes the truck. I absolutely adore the scene you created here. What a fun masculine card and something any guy would love to get. You did a great job with this one!

  8. This is really a great card for a guy! I love how the truck seems to be driving straight out of the frame! Nice job!