A Truck Load for all Seasons (quick step by step)

A Truck Load Scene Card Step-by-Step

I had a number of people on other card making sites ask how did I make the Truck Load Fall card … so I stamped a second Spring card and took step-by-step photos of the layers which I hope will help break it down.

Springtime Truck with tulips and Birch trees

Stamps to make this card: Birch Trees Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Classic Old Truck Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Trees Multi-Step Clear StampsRolling Hills Multi-Step Clear Stampsand Bitty Tulips Bouquet Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

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Step-by-Step Truck Load of Spring Card using Kitchen Sink Stamps and the MISTI 

Start with a piece of white cardstock 4.25″ x 5.5″ [NOTE: Check YouTube for additional information using the MISTI) and first stamp with Birch Trees Multi-Step Stamps.

birch-tree-trunks

Stamp Birch tree trunks first in the upper left corner.

  • Photo A:  Stamp Step #2 in Rich Cocoa (Memento).
  • Photo B:  Align Step #1 by matching up top, bottom, branches and split in the tree trunk on the right. Close MISTI to “pick up” stamp.
  • Photo C:  Stamp Step #1 in Desert Sand (Memento).

birch-tree-leaves-line-up

Add a 1″ to 1.5″ strip of cardstock to the left side of the stamped tree. This gives a defined edge to push your “working” 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of cardstock up against for aligning future stamps while stamping beyond (see birch leaves fall off 4.25″ x 5.5″ card stock.

Place cardstock strip and working cardstock in the lower left corner of MISTI.

birch-tree-leaves

Stamp Birch tree leaves

  • Photo A:  Stamp Step #3 in Northern Pine (Memento).
  • Photo B: Stamp Step #2 in Cottage Ivy (Memento).
  • Photo C:  Stamp Step #1 in Pear Tart (Memento).

NEXT:  Move working cardstock and strip to the upper left corner of the MISTI to stamp Rolling Hills Multi-Step Stamps for the grassy knoll.

grass-stamping.jpgNo masking, stamp grass right over the bottom of birch trees.

  • Photo A:  Stamp Step #2 in Cottage Ivy (Memento).
  • Photo B: Stamp Step #3 in Olive Grove (Memento), stamp 2x’s.
  • Photo C:  Stamp Step #1 in Pear Tart (Memento) and stamp Step #4 in Northern Pine.

NEXT:  Move working cardstock and strip to the upper right corner of the MISTI with the strip on the far right to stamp Trees Multi-Step Stamps for the purple flowering tree.

purple-treeNo masking, stamp tree just under birch leaves.

  • Photo A:  Stamp Step #3 in Sweet Plum (Memento).
  • Photo B: 
  • Stamp Step #2 in Lulu Lavender (Memento), stamp 3x’s.
  • Stamp Step #1 in Lulu Lavender.
    • Tree Trunk:
  • Stamp Step #2 in Toffee Crunch (Memento).
  • Stamp Step #3 in Rich Cocoa (Memento).
  • Stamp Step #3 in Desert Sand (Memento).

NEXT:  Sponge/blending brush background with soft clouds using masks.Mask-for-clouds

  • Photo A:  Cut a mask to cover the birch tree trunks only. (the mask used in photo A&B were used before were I was stamping pine trees).
  • Photo B:  Using a scrap of cardstock cut with Puffy Cloud Borders metal die (from Lawn Fawn), and a blending brush or sponge. Start at the top and work down adding clouds in the open spaces of the birch leaves, sponge Danube Blue along the “puffy cloud” cut card stock.
  • Photo C:  After finishing soft clouds, remove mask over birch tree trunks.

NEXT:  Placed stamped landscape to the side for later.

With another piece of white cardstock 4.25″ x 5.5″, place in any corner of the MISTI. In the lower half, stamp Classic Old Tuck Multi-Step Stamps.

track-baseBegin by stamping the truck base (wheels) first.

  • Photo A: Stamp Step #3a – Onyx Black (VersaFine)
  • Photo B: Stamp Step #2a – Moonlit Fog (Gina K) 2x’s
  • Photo C: Stamp Step #1a: Moonlit Fog

truck-bodyNext stamp the truck’s body.

  • Photo A: Stamp Step #1b – Powder Blue (Gina K)
  • Photo B: Stamp Step #2b – Powder Blue 3x’s
  • Photo C: Stamp Step #3b – Blue Denim (Gina K)
  • Photo D: Stamp Step #4b – In The Navy (Gina K)

NEXT:  On the top half of the cardstock with the truck (or a scrap of cardstock), place in any corner of the MISTI,  stamp small tulips using Bitty Tulip Bouquet Multi-Step Stamps.

Tulips-in-Truck

  • Photo A: 
  • Stems & Leaves
    • Stamp Step #4c – Northern Pine (Memento)
    • Stamp Step #3c – Cottage Ivy (Memento)
    • Stamp Step #2c – Bamboo Leaves (Memento)
    • Stamp Step #1c – Pear Tart (Memento)
  • Tulips
    • Stamp Step #1d – Cantaloupe (Memento)
    • Stamp Step #2d – Cantaloupe (Memento) 3x’s
    • Stamp Step #3d – Tangelo (Memento)
    • Stamp Step #4d – Lady Bug (Memento)
    • Stamp Step #5d – Rhubarb Stalk (Memento)
  • Photo B: Cut around the top and the bed of the truck.
  • Photo C: Position tulips behind the truck in the back bed area and mark what can be trimmed off from the stamped tulips.
  • Photo D: Cut off the portion of the tulips that will be used with the truck bed.

Tulips-in-Truck-2

  • Photo A: Cut out the remaining portion of the truck and the cut the tulips. [NOTE: Coordinating SVG stamp outline cut files makes this part easier].
  • Photo B: Position tulips behind the truck bed and tape or glue to the back.

NEXT:  To add additional shadows under the truck.

Truck-shade-mask

  • Photo A: Cut a mask out of the bottom portion of the truck and place it where the finished stamped truck will be placed.
  • Photo B: With a blending brush or sponge and a darker green ink, add a shadow under the truck. Start at front tires and blend ink along the mask edge by following the direction of the arrows indicated in the photo.  
  • Photo C: Remove mask. Shadows will show where the inked truck will be placed.

Finally:  Add pop dots to the back of the finished truck with tulips. Place on finished stamped landscape above the added tire shadows.

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Bitty Tulips Bouquet

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Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you using KSS stamps… and have an inky day!

Lynn  Jeanne

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(Supplies for the finished card)

Stamps to make this card: Birch Trees Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Classic Old Truck Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Trees Multi-Step Clear StampsRolling Hills Multi-Step Clear Stampsand Bitty Tulips Bouquet Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Aquamarine & Onyx from Stardream.

Inks(listed above)

Embellishmentspop dots.

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A Truck Load for all Seasons part 3

Memories of Spring

Today’s card uses all the same stamps as Summer Time and Fall Time cards … except I swapped the apples & pumpkins from the Harvest set for the flowers in the Bicycle set. To create a “Spring” color scheme, I switched the background tree so I could stamp a “flowering tree”. Saturated the ground to look like fresh new grass (greener than summer) … and a truck bed full of yellow flowers.

Springtime-Truck-with-flowers-and-Birch-trees

Stamps to make this card: Birch Trees Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Classic Old Truck Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Trees Multi-Step Clear StampsRolling Hills Multi-Step Clear Stampsand Bicycle Multi-Step Clear Stamps (flowers) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

One more Classic Old Truck season left!

Color Recipes to make this card:

Classic Old Truck

(This card use Gina K Inks for the truck that is not represented in the color recipe)

  • Step #3a: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
  • Step #2a:Moonlit Fog 2x’s
  • Step #1a: Moonlit Fog
  • Step #3b: Faded Brick 2x’s
  • Step #2b: Tomato Soup
  • Step #1b: Peach Bellini
  • Step #4b: Red Hot 2x’s

Birch Trees

Trees

Rolling Hills

Bicycle

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Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you using KSS stamps… and have an inky day!

Lynn  Jeanne

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(CARD – Spring Time Truck)

Stamps to make this card: Birch Trees Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Classic Old Truck Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Trees Multi-Step Clear StampsRolling Hills Multi-Step Clear Stampsand Bicycle Multi-Step Clear Stamps (flowers) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Vista & Onyx from Stardream.

Inks(see KSS Color Recipes for each stamp set listed)

EmbellishmentsWink of Stella Clear Pen (on flowers) from Zig and pop dots.

A Truck Load for all Seasons part 2

Fall is in the Air

It will be another month or more before Southern California begins to see leaves changing their colors or pumpkins popping-up, but today’s card (second in the “Truck Load for all Seasons” color series), certainly has a color scheme that creates the feeling of Autumn.

Falltime-Truck-with-pumpkins-and-Birch-trees

Stamps to make this card: Birch Trees Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Classic Old Truck Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Trees Multi-Step Clear StampsRolling Hills Multi-Step Clear Stampsand Harvest Multi-Step Clear Stamps (pumpkins) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Do you ever stamp or design the same card with a different color scheme? As I review some of my past blog posts, it appears I like to do “1 design – 2 cards” often! lol  Today’s card is one color scheme #2 of 4 cards.

Here is a list of some of the past 1 Design – 2 Cards:

Two more Classic Old Truck seasons to come. Please, stay tuned.

Color Recipes to make this card:

Classic Old Truck

(This card use Gina K Inks for the truck that is not represented in the color recipe)

  • Step #3a: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
  • Step #2a: Slate
  • Step #1a: Moonlit Fog
  • Step #3b: Tranquil Teal 2x’s
  • Step #2b: Blue Lagoon
  • Step #1b: Turquoise Sea
  • Step #4b: In the Navy

Birch Trees

Trees

Rolling Hills

Harvest

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Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you using KSS stamps… and have an inky day!

Lynn  Jeanne

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(CARD – Fall Time Truck)

Stamps to make this card: Birch Trees Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Classic Old Truck Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Trees Multi-Step Clear StampsRolling Hills Multi-Step Clear Stampsand Harvest Multi-Step Clear Stamps (pumpkins) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Bronze & Onyx from Stardream.

Inks(see KSS Color Recipes for each stamp set listed)

EmbellishmentsWink of Stella Clear Pen (on pumpkins) from Zig and pop dots.

A Truck Load for all Seasons

Birch Trees disguised as Summer Aspen Trees

Happy Labor Day! I hope you are enjoying the “Last Day of Summer”?

I was so excited by the idea when a sweet attendee at JunkieFest, Jalayne, wanted to stamp the Birch Trees as Aspen trees! My head about exploded from her awesome suggestion! She was thrilled with her stamped “aspen trees” and so was I, so I had to come home and recreate stamping aspen trees for myself.

Summertime-Truck-with-apples-and-Aspen-trees

Stamps to make this card: Birch Trees Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Classic Old Truck Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Trees Multi-Step Clear StampsRolling Hills Multi-Step Clear Stampsand Harvest Multi-Step Clear Stamps (apples) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

In my Color Recipe Update Post, I mentioned using Gina K’s inks while at Junkie Fest and liking the crisp impression from the inks … so I put them to the test using Classic Old Truck. I was not disappointed! First, all her ink colors responded with full coverage and crisp impression. Second, a wide color range of colors with 49 different colors. I really love the aqua colors she carries and would have a tough time trying to stamp this light turquoise truck using Memento inks.

I have 3 more Classic Old Truck season to come. Please, stay tuned.

Color Recipes to make this card:

Classic Old Truck

(This card use Gina K Inks for the truck that is not represented in the color recipe)

  • Step #3a: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
  • Step #2a: Slate
  • Step #1a: Moonlit Fog
  • Step #3b: Turquoise Sea 2x’s
  • Step #2b: Ocean Mist 2x’s
  • Step #1b: Sea Glass 2x’s
  • Step #4b: Tranquil Teal

Birch Trees

Trees

Rolling Hills

(This card use Gina K Inks for the “grass” that is not represented in the color recipe)

  • Step #3: Grass Green
  • Step #2: Jelly Bean Green 2x’s
  • Step #1: Grass Green stamp off 1, repeat
  • Step #4: Fresh Asparagus

Harvest

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Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you using KSS stamps… and have an inky day!

Lynn  Jeanne

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(CARD – Summer Time Truck)

Stamps to make this card: Birch Trees Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Classic Old Truck Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Trees Multi-Step Clear StampsRolling Hills Multi-Step Clear Stampsand Harvest Multi-Step Clear Stamps (apples) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Aquamarine & Onyx from Stardream.

Inks(see KSS Color Recipes for each stamp set listed)

EmbellishmentsWink of Stella Clear Pen from Zig and pop dots.

Holiday Fishes for the Tree

“Summer Home” Scene Inspired Christmas Ornament

Lynn is the Queen of Make a Scene card making! Her creativity is a continual source of inspiration and today’s Deep Sea Marlin Christmas ornament was totally inspired by Lynn’s “Summer Home – Let’s Make a Scene” card.

deep-sea-marlin-wood-ornament

Stamps to make this ornament: Deep Sea Marlin Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Holly & Mistletoe Multi-Step Clear Stampsand Norway Pine Multi-Step (Junkie-Fest 2018 Limited Edition) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Here is Lynn’s “Summer Home” card where she stamped the smaller marlin, (read more about her card on her blog) … and the source of inspiration! LAM LMS076 KSS

For my holiday ornament, first I cut out the shapes using SVG files and 80 lb white cardstock. Then stamped the large marlin and small holly & berries.

I planned on using pop-up dots to adhere the marlin and holly to a 3” to 3.5″ wood disk, 1/4 to 3/8″ thick, to give the ornament dimension. But because the marlin’s spear-like snout (or bill) is so thin, it was not possible to cut a pop dot (or foam tape) thin enough to fit under the “spear” portion without it showing. Therefore it would be left floating above the wood. I had a concern that the ” floating spear” would tear off or get bent if the card stock didn’t have extra support. To fix the problem, I glued the marlin onto a sheet a thin cardboard and fussy cut off the excess cardboard. This made the “spear” portion and the tail fin stronger and sturdier. Then I inked the edges to camouflage the cardboard base.

The finishing touch, (shows better in the top photo) the sparkly highlights were added using a clear Wink of Stella pen on the dark teal, and black areas of the marlin and the holly and berries.

The sentiment was stamped directly on the wood disk. Then adhered the marlin & holly to the wood using black pop-dots.

There you have it … “Fishing you a Merry Christmas!” deep-sea-marlin-wood-ornament2

Color Recipes to make this ornament

Deep Sea Marlin

Holly & Mistletoe

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[UPDATE – 9/10/18]  I created a second ornament. This time I coated the marlin and berries with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic. I was trying to strengthen the long nose and tail fins of the marlin … which seems to be working. I like the extra shine and slightly raised effect the ModPodge gives the Marlin and the holly berries while letting the sparkle from the Wink of Stella glitter pen come through.

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Ornament on the Left is with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic. Ornament on Right is the original ornament (as above) without Mod Podge Dimensional Magic.

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Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you this week using KSS stamps… and have an inky day!

Lynn  Jeanne

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(Marlin Christmas Ornament)

StampsDeep Sea Marlin Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Holly & Mistletoe Multi-Step Clear Stampsand Norway Pine Multi-Step (Junkie-Fest 2018 Limited Edition) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah and thin chipboard (cardboard) under marlin.

Inks

  • Marlin: see KSS Color Recipe
  • Holly: (Catherine Pooler Inks) Step #3 – Spruce, Step #2 – Eucalyptus, Step #1 – Green Tea.
  • Holly Berries(Catherine Pooler Inks) Step #3 – Sugared Lavender, Step #2 – Peppermint Scrub, Step #1 – Rockin’s Red.
  • Sentiment: Rockin Red

EmbellishmentsWink of Stella Clear Pen from Zig, pop-up dots, 3” to 3.5″ wood disk – 1/4 to 3/8″ thick, and cord for hanging. [UPDATE – option] Mod Podge Dimensional Magic.