Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pick Up Pick-Me-Up Card

  A friend of mine was having a hard week so I thought I'd send her a little card to let her know I was thinking about her and that I hoped things were going better.  And how you could not feel better after looking at this little cutie (If I do say so myself!)...

  This is basically the same layout as my Happy New House card from the other day.  Using the Top Note die and some small scaled DSP (Welcome Neighbor DSP & Sweet Pea DSP both retired) gives a nice backdrop to this cute little truck.  The truck was stamped on watercolor paper in Stazon and then water-colored with an aquapainter and reinkers.  The tires were colored with the aquapainter and a black Watercolor Wonder crayon.

  I stamped the sentiment with Stazon and then punched it out with the new 2 3/8" scallop circle punch.  I sponged some Rich Razzleberry along the edges so it wouldn't look so stark against all that color.  It is also popped up on dimensionals of course.  The Pumpkin Pie rick rack ribbon across the Top Note is some that retired last year (?) and it was all the ribbon I had in that color.  I guess I know something that will be added to my next order!

  And can you guess what I used on the Rich Razzleberry panel???  Yes, another card that I used an embossing folder on!  I think I'm addicted, is there a hotline or something?!  For this one I used the Square Lattice embossing folder.

  The final pieces of the Pick Up Truck puzzle are the 3 buttons from the Brights collection.  It just so happens that all 3 colors used on this card are from the Brights collection so I had a button of each color.  I threaded some linen thread through the holes and held the ends down by glue dots on the back which also held the button to the card.  Hopefully it wasn't too lumpy for the USPS!

  Thanks for looking!  Happy Stamping!

Stamps: Loads of Love

Ink: Stazon, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie

Paper: Rich Razzleberry, watercolor paper, Whisper White, Welcome Neighbor DSP (retired - Sale-a-Bration), Sweet Pea DSP (retired)

Accessories: Designer Buttons- Brights, linen thread, glue dots, Pumpkin Pie Rick Rack (retired), Top Note die, dimensionals, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch, Square Lattice embossing folder, aquapainter, Watercolor Wonder crayons


  1. I love that Top Note die! Wish I had a Sizzix! Love your card, sweetie, and I'm sure that your friend will love it as well. This is one of my favorite SU sets - it's been around a long time! Great job :)

  2. Cute! I love the ribbon and the ric rack. Great color combo too!


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