I used this card for inspiration, I had this idea for the scene but had not thought of a square card until I looked at the Allison’s gallery today and I really liked her idea.
-The QKR Stampede truck was cut out and mounted on foam squares after coloring with Prismacolor pencils. To add the entire image to the card I stamped only the exhaust fumes and antennae to the card base using a Marvy black marker to ink up the rubber.
-I used Aleene’s tacky glue to add the Flower Soft to the EK Success punched tree.
-The clouds are sponged on using my handmade template.
-The birds are freehand drawing…not to hard to make a V.
-A2 sized envelope for the square card:
I always use an A2 sized envelope for my square cards so I don’t pay extra postage. I cut a piece of junk cardstock 4.25 x 5.5” and to make it easier to pull the card out of the envelope I punch a shape (usually a V/half square or Stampin Up photo corner punch) at the half way point of the top edge as long as embellishments aren’t directly underneath because this cardstock also acts as reinforcement/protection for embellishments as it goes through the sorting machines.
If you don’t have a suitable punch just cut the V with scissors.
Dot some glue about ¼” from each edge and tuck it in the envelope so the glue sticks to the front of the envelope. Then the card tucks in between the envelope front and the cardstock and doesn’t shift around during travel.
A tutorial with photos can be found on my blog here.
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Sun, Oct 03, 2010 @ 1:56 PM
This is such a cute, whimsical scene, Roxie! As always your details are fabulous from the smoke coming out of the car exhaust to the flower soft texture on your tree. The black borders make it all pop.