Luke’s truck

Well, it is time for another birthday card!  This one is for my nephew, who loves cars, trucks, and other vehicles.  I actually went and bought a stamp set of trucks by All Night Media (from Michael’s), just to make cards for him.  But for the main image, I drew a truck instead of stamping one, because I didn’t have one the exact size I wanted.  Here is the rough draft, completed with the help of circle guides and a straight-edge.  As usual, I waited ’til the last minute, so this is not a really good drawing. 

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Then I inked it up with a 005 Micron pen, erased the pencil marks, sponged the trailer, and painted the rest with Winsor & Newton watercolours.  I only painted the bottom of the trailer after I sponged it.   I used Neenah’s Classic Linen paper instead of watercolour paper, so I did not want to get too much water on it.  I wanted to try to keep this card lighter, because it will be mailed. 

 These All Night Media stamps were foam stamps, but I still trimmed them:
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That way, no extra ink will get on the corners of the foam when I ink them up.

I ran the front of the card through the Cuttlebug with the Spots & Dots folder.  I watercoloured the two small stamped trucks, and then threw the whole thing together following this week’s card sketch on SCS. 

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Hopefully he will like it. 

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8 Responses to “Luke’s truck”

  1. Ky Geddes Says:

    I love it! You did a great job for something done “fast”. I have had this set for about 5 years and haven’t used it for a couple. This has made me itch to get it out again. Really, really like it!

  2. Billie Says:

    Oh my gosh, you did a wonderful adoring job on this card, what a lucky Luke. I have boys to and bought the cb truck die cuts. Not sure if you have them, but let me know I would be happy to send. Even if its 17 extra cents ( ha ha) guess who??

    Billie (myboys)

  3. Alanna (al_silver2) Says:

    I love this card…your drawings and colouring are amazing!

  4. Sharon (notimetostamp) Says:

    Oh my gosh, this card is just darling!!! I can’t believe you drew that truck — amazing — I can’t draw a thing — that’s why I stamp — LOL!!! Thanks so much for the kind words on my DD bio page — you are too sweet!!! Truly appreciated!!!

  5. Sharon (notimetostamp) Says:

    I’m linking you to my Blog — hope that’s OK?

  6. Deb Wood Says:

    This is too cute, such talent! I can’t even draw a straight line with a ruler. Thanks for sharing!

  7. mary Says:

    just darling!!! Your cards are fantastic

  8. Sheila Says:

    I love how you describe making your cards and the thought process on behind it. You are truly gifted. I love this card.

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