Friday, 13 August 2010

Loads of Love birthday card

Today I've used another set that you can buy for 20% of its original price this month - Loads of Love. This is a useful set for Christmas and all sorts of other occasions, with a gorgeous old fashioned pick up truck plus hearts and flowers and a tree to put in it. An accessory set is also available so you can put even more items in the truck!

I've used an image from the accessory set today - some cute dogs! Take a look at the birthday card I came up with:

The background was made by sponging a piece of Whisper White card stock with Tempting Turquoise ink to make a sky, then masking the sky off and sponging a road with Basic Grey ink. The truck was stamped onto the background, coloured using ink and a blender pen and tyres added with a Basic Black marker. I used a white gel pen to highlight the truck and add road markings, and brought out my Sandy Speckles wheel to add detail. The wheel was also used to edge the Whisper White card base. I mounted the focal panel onto So Saffron card stock, adding a tab of striped grosgrain ribbon before attaching it to the card base. The sentiment should read 'driving by with a birthday hi!' but by colouring only a part of the stamp with a marker I was able to stamp only the first part and wrote the 'woof!' in by hand.

Here's a close-up of the canine driver and passengers! I stamped the dogs in Chocolate Chip on a scrap of Whisper White card stock, coloured them in and cut the image out. When adhered to the truck it looks as if they're hanging out over the side. For the driver I coloured one dog on the stamp with a marker and stamped it onto my Stamp-a-majig imaging sheet. When the sheet is pressed onto the card the image comes out as a mirror image - clever huh?!

Stamps: Loads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Basic Grey, Brilliant Blue
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Sandy Speckles wheel, striped grosgrain ribbon, markers, blender pen, white gel pen

My eldest son inspired this doggy card. Whenever we go for walks together he likes to look at all the dogs and make comments about them. I suppose it won't be long before he'll be looking at all the young ladies instead - although certainly not pointing them out to his old mother!

Have a great weekend!
See you soon.


  1. So cute, love this set can be used for so many thing.

  2. So cute. You really put a lot to thought into all the details to make this scene.

  3. Such a gorgeous cutie :D Love the truck and love the doggies.. and love how you colour and distress them .. gorgeous!!

  4. That is a great set... it's one of the few kind of cutesy-cartoony sets that I happen to own. I originally bought it because my daughter was in love with old pick-up trucks of that style -- she calls them bubble trucks (!?!). But, come to think of it, I haven't made her a card using it. Guess I better rectify that! By the way, thanks for the mirror image tip with the stamp-a-majig. Can't wait to try that out!


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