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Friday, May 29, 2015

Another Old Truck Father's Day Card

I simply LOVE this Old Truck Image from Fred She Said. And since it comes as a digi and also in four pre-colored images, I thought I'd use the Blue Truck today.

The starting inspirations for this card started with a sketch from Sketchy Colors

Once I had the sketch and the image I thought I was set for an easy peasy card. WRONG! So many indecisions followed. For some reason, I just did not like just the plain blue dot "Wanderful" background paper. So after about an hour of walking back and forth and looking at the design, I dug out an old retired CTMH stamp set with pine trees. Wala!!! Just what it needed. 

But then I didn't like the horizontal strip of designer paper I chose for right behind the truck, which was the flip side of the blue dot paper.  So, I switched from the dark print to green cardstock and dry embossed with a wood grain embossing folder

The Happy Father's Day is from the CTMH Holiday Tags Stamp Set.

It's amazing how what started out as being a 10 minute card turned out to take several hours. I sure wish I wasn't such a perfectionist. 

Here is the sketch I used.

Other Challenges for this card.
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything
Wags 'n Whiskers - Seeing Spots
Southern Girls - Spots and Dots
Double Click - Father's Day
Mod Squad - Masculine
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps - Anything but a square card.
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Add Texture
Scrap Creations - Celebrations
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything


Kari said...

This is a wonderful card!Great take on the sketch
and the image is fantastic!
Thank you for Joining Sketchy Colors and good luck!
Smiles,Kari :)

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Wags N Whiskers, good luck!!! Amy DT

Teresa Kline said...

hello Nancy! wow, what a beauty...luv your coloring! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Joann Williams said...

WOW this is a beautiful card!!!! Your coloring is amazing!! And that car is the PERFECT image to have for a masculine card. Love this! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week in our Funday Friday challenge!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Fabulous card fabulous texture and thank you for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday crafty blessings Judith DT xxx

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Wags N Whiskers, good luck!!! Amy DT

Conniecrafter said...

you decided on a great background for it, very cool!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great Father's day card! The image is super! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee Skittles!

Taunya Butler said...

This is a super impressive card - I love the background you created for your very excellently colored and spotlighted image - that truck is really awesome!! Way to go - you made a stellar card!! So glad you joined us over at DoubleClick Skittles for the Father's Day/Man card challenge!!

Taunya Butler( Doubleclick DT

Joyce Erb said...

Gorgeous card, you are right...those trees are perfect. Love the scene you created and how you framed the truck. Thanks for taking the challenge with us at the <a href="”>Mod Squad Challenge</a>If you’ve haven't become a follower yet, please do so as soon as you can. To be a winner, one must be a follower. If you already follow us, thanks!

Cristina - La Marmotta Creativa - said...

Beautiful work!!!!Thank you for joining us at Wags N Whiskers!
Cristina DT

Joyce Tompkins said...

Definitely a great image for a great card! Perfect for Father's Day. Thanks for playing along with Funday Friday at Jo's Scrapshack.

Beth F. said...

An absolutely stunning card! I love the split background and the way you colored that truck! Thank you for joining the DoubleClick Masculine Challenge!
Beth, GDT
Beth's Beauties

Gale said...

This is a fabulous card. Love the design and what you did with the papers. Thanks for playing along with us at Going Grey With Scrap-Creations and we hope to see you again soon. Gale, DT