Did you know that Stampin’ Up! has an ‘Online Exclusives” range? These are products not found in the current catalogue(s) and well worth a look. As soon as I saw the Trucking Along Stamp Set and coordinating punch I fell in love with them. It appears I wasn’t alone as the punch very quickly sold out, and within days of restocking they sold out again! More are on the way, but in the meantime here’s a simple card I designed using just the stamp set and without a truck in sight.
TRUCKING AND MORE
One of the things I love about the Trucking Along Stamp Set are all the extra little images included with the truck. For today’s project I chose the outline and solid tree stamps to create a simple vista.
First I cut two 2-3/4″ x 4″ pieces of Basic White Card. On one I used Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the tree outline in the bottom right-hand corner. One the other piece I stamped the tree outline three times along the bottom.
For the leaves I chose Parakeet Party. After inking up the solid image I ‘stamped off’ onto some scrap paper to remove a little of the ink. Then, looking through the clear photopolymerstamp, I lined up the image over the outline and stamped. To add some variation to the leaves I inked up the stamp again, but this time I used the corner of a facial tissue to remove some of the ink from the stamp surface. Then I lined it up again and stamped over the original light colour. I really liked the result and repeated the process on the other three trees.
At this point I remembered I’d need an envelope for my card. So I stamped a matching tree in the bottom right-hand corner on the front of a Basic White Medium Envelope Then I used a dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker to colour all four tree trunks.
For my sentiment I chose “sending you sunny thoughts” and stamped it above the trees with Tuxedo black ink.
Now I just needed to create the card base and layers.
To start I cut a 2-7/8″ x 4-1/8″ piece of Crumb Cake Card. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue I mounted the triple tree panel on top.
Next, using my Paper Trimmer I cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Parakeet Party Card. Then with the long side at the top I scored the card at 2-1/8″ and 4-1/4″. After folding the card in half I folded back the smaller section, before sharpening the creases with a Bone Folder.
Opening up the card I used liquid glue to fix the single tree layer in the centre of the large section. This would give me somewhere to write that would be completely hidden when the card was closed.
Around the first narrow section I decided to add some sparkle and for that I cut 10″ of White 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon. To keep everything neat I wrapped the ribbon around the section and secured the cut ends on the front using Tear & Tape Adhesive.
Now I put Stampin’ Dimensionals just under the left half of the assembled triple tree layer. Finally, with the card closed (and the smaller section folded back), I lined up the triple tree layer over the inner layer and secured it to the folded back portion of the card front.
In no time at all I’d created a bright and cheerful card with an interesting Z-fold base. I hope you like it.
ONLINE EXCLUSIVES – The Trucking Along Stamp Set and White 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon are part of the Stampin’ Up! Online Exclusives range. These items are subject to availability and may be discontinued without warning.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Trucking Along Stamp Set in a bundle with the coordinating Trucking Along Builder Punch (not used today). Buying the two items using the single ‘bundle’ item number saved me 10% off the cost of buying them separately. Sadly the punch is currently out of stock and not expected to be available again until the week beginning October 16th. As a result, the discounted bundle will also not be available to order until then.