Saturday, April 4, 2015

A Truck for Father's Day

Our Daily Bread Designs is having an "Anything Goes with ODBD Stamps" challenge this week. Since, at least on Operation Write Home's calendar, Father's Day is right around the corner, I decided to use ODBD's "Truck Single" stamp to make a Father's Day card.

I used Operation Write Home's Sketch #237 for my card design:

I began by stamping the truck onto a piece of white Bristol paper with Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink. I then colored it in with colored pencils, using Gamsol on a paper stump to blend the colors. I matted that with dark brown cardstock.

To continue the masculine tone of the card, I chose my patterned papers mostly in brown & teal tones. I added the yellow paper to echo the yellow color of the truck. I cut them to the sizes indicated in the sketch, inked the edges of each piece with Walnut Stain Distress ink, and adhered the layers together.

I cut a piece of kraft cardstock to 4.25x5.5". After inking the edges with more Walnut Stain, I lightly marked with a pencil where the focal panel would be. I scanned that into my computer, and opened it in Photoshop. For the greeting, I chose one from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps' "Father's Day Sentiments." I sized and positioned that on the kraft image in Photoshop, and then printed the greeting directly onto the cardstock panel. Finally, I adhered my patterned paper layers to the top of the kraft, and glued my focal panel in place. I adhered my completed card front to an A2 card base, and I was done!

I'm also entering my card in Virginia's View Challenge #14: "Layers and Dimensions."


  1. What a perfect masculine creation, Andrea!! I just love your color combo and the layering you did using the sketch!! It is a beautiful Father's Day card!! Thanks for sharing with us at ODBD!!!


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