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!

Hugz!!

Nancy

8 comments:

  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. :)

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

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

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  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.

    Hugs
    Sue

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  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.

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  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.

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  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!

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  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!

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