Well, I’m afraid today is the last day of Stampin’ Up’s Sale-A-Bration, and I was just bound and determined to get my Tasty Truck
on the road… on the blog, before the event is over. (If you want this stamp set, you’ll have to act fast – after today, it will be retired.) The good news, of course, is that we are getting really, really close to the new annual catalog release! Woohoo!
My Sweet Truck
Well, I actually had a lot of fun ideas for this truck, but in the end, I went with something easy so I could get it here quickly. I started with an old Deckled Rectangles die, but seriously, you could use ANY die, or even just a good trimmer, for this card. After cutting three rectangles (all the same size) in Melon Mambo, So Saffron, and white, I stamped the truck on the white piece, colored it with Prismacolor pencils, blended with a bit of odorless mineral spirits, and hand-wrote “Tasty Treats” with a black Sharpie. I actually stamped a couple of these, so I could cut out various parts and pop them up for extra dimension. The flag, the awning over the window, and the wheels are all popped up with dimensionals. I also inked the edges of my rectangle with some Flirty Flamingo ink.
For the other two rectangles, I wanted to do “something” to add interest, but that wouldn’t detract from my cute little truck., I opted to use just one stamp on each, and stamp it repeatedly with ink that matched the paper. On a thin strip of white cardstock, I stamped the sentiment, using Melon Mambo ink. I just used my scissors to give it nice little fish-tail ends. The edges are inked to make it match the truck rectangle, and it’s applied with more dimensionals. Everything is adhered to a Flirty Flamingo card-base. Here’s a close-up:
Additional Stamp Set
The word “SWEET” (stamped repeatedly on the Melon Mambo rectangle) and the sentiment, are both from Stampin’ Up’s Cool Treats stamp set. It’s from the annual catalog, so you still have some time to pick that one up. It is chock-full of (soy) ice cream cone images, and sundaes and such. If you missed the Tasty Trucks, you can still make an awesome Tasty Treats cards with all of the sweets (just maybe not on wheels).
So what is your favorite warm weather treat? Mine was So Delicious Soymilk Mocha Fudge, but it looks like they’ve discontinued it. However, I see a So Delicious Almond Milk Mocha Almond Fudge that has my name written all over it. Mmmmm! Okay, I think it’s time for lunch… I’m getting very hungry, for some reason. 😉
Thanks so much for stopping by, and have an awesome tasty sweet day!