Cards with Pickup Trucks for Father’s Day

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Father’s Day is the perfect occasion to make cards with pickup trucks.  I think we all struggle to come up with ideas for masculine cards.  I like to turn to my old faithful pick up truck die, whether in a snowy winter scene for Christmas, a summer beach scene or even a sunny country scene with a tree and a few flowers and birds.  For my project today I used the Rubbernecker Truck, Inside Scallop Nested Die, Grass, Winter Tree, Spring Leaves, Flower Stems, Tiny Flower Buds, Small Birds and Mixable Flower Stack 5107D.

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The Scene Base and Grass

  • Cut the card base and inside scallop layer using white cardstock and the background layer using green cardstock.
  • Apply strips of masking tape around the border of the scallop layer.
  • Use a large blender brush and Tumbled Glass ink to apply a blue sky background for the scene.
  • Cut two grass sections using green cardstock and cut them a second time using the scallop die to create the matching bottom and sides.
  • Attach the scene base to the green layer using ATG adhesive and then attach them to the card base using strips of mounting tape.

The Pickup Truck

  • Cut the truck sections using aqua, black and grey cardstock.
  • Secure the door by attaching it in place on the back using strips of double stick tape.
  • Attach the fender section to the truck base using a rolled up rope of double stick tape.  Note:  I use rolled up double stick tape instead of mounting tape when I only want a slight elevation of the image.
  • Attach the wheel sections together using glossy accents and attach them to the truck using glossy accents.
  • Finish the truck by attaching the tiny headlight, bumpers and door handle using glossy accents.

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The Tree

  • Cut the winter tree using Kraft cardstock.
  • Apply Antique Linen and Vintage Photo ink to the tree.
  • Trim the top branches of the tree to create a smaller tree to fit in the scene.
  • Cut the leaves using green cardstock and form them slightly using the leaf tool and molding pad.
  • Attach the leaves to the branches using glossy accents.

The Flowers, Birds and Sun

  • Cut the birds, tiny flower buds and sun using yellow cardstock.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the flower stems.
  • Form the tiny flower buds using a small tipped stylus and molding pad.
  • Attach the tiny flowers to the stems using glossy accents.
  • Use a mini applicator to attach Citrus ink to the bird bodies and color the beaks using a black marker.

Assemble the Pickup Truck Scene

  • Tuck the tree in behind the grass section and attach using rolled up double stick tape.
  • Use glossy accents to attach the flower stems in behind the grass sections.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the truck and attach it to the front grass section.
  • Use tiny pieces of mounting tape to attach the birds to the scene.
  • Finish by attaching the sun to the top corner of the scene using mounting tape.  Note: I was inspired by my friend, Julie Warner to use the flower for a sun.  For larger scenes I like to use the Rubbernecker sun from the Sun Moon set. 

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Do you like to make masculine cards with pickup trucks?  Check out my truck category and this Pinterest link for more pickup truck card inspiration.  I appreciate you coming by and I hope you have a great day.

Here are the dies used for my card.

 
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5305D Inside Scallop Nested Dies
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5162-11D Truck Die Cut
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Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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Winter Tree Die Cut 5170D
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5309-06D Spring Leaves Die
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Flower Stems Die 5147-05D
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Mixable Flower Stack Die 5107D
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