Believe it or not, the resurgence in Farmhouse Style has caused a demand for Christmas cards with pickup trucks. Well, I already LOVE a cute little pickup truck, and although I’ve shared many cards with it in the past I just couldn’t resist making another one to share with you today. The Christmas tree has been secured in the back of the truck and they are heading home to a warm fire, hot cocoa and creating family memories.
The Snowy Tree Background
- Stamp the front row of trees using Versafine Clair Shady Lane ink. Note: I am in love with the Versafine Clair inks. They provide a crisp stamped image every time.
- Create the second tree row by stamping off the image once on scrap paper before stamping on the scene base. Repeat this step to complete the second row.
- Heat dry the ink on the whole scene base with the heat gun to prepare for stamping the falling snow and to avoid having embossing powder sticking to it.
- Apply white pigment ink to the Splatter Background and stamp it on the scene.
- Sprinkle white embossing powder over the scene, shake off excess and heat using the heat gun. Note: Sometimes it’s necessary to turn the card base face down and strike a few times on the back to remove excess powder.
The Truck and Holly Leaves
- Cut the truck parts using red and black cardstock.
- Stamp the Splatter Background on the truck parts with white pigment ink and emboss with white embossing powder.
- Attach the fenders to the truck using rolled strips of double stick tape.
- Use glossy accents to attach the wheel sections together and attach them to truck base using glossy accents.
- Cut tiny leaves using green cardstock and attach to the truck using glossy accents.
- Punch out 1/16″ red circles, attach to the holly leaves using glossy accents and add sparkle to them using red stickles.
The Christmas Tree, Snow Layers and Cardinals
- Use white cardstock to cut an evergreen tree.
- Apply Versafine Clair Shady Lane ink to the tree stamp and stamp it on the die cut tree.
- Heat dry the ink on the tree and stamp the Splatter Background image on the tree using white pigment ink and emboss with white embossing powder.
- Cut two snow layers using white cardstock.
- Use red cardstock to cut the cardinals and color their beaks using a black Copic marker.
Assemble the Card
- Apply ATG adhesive to the back snow layer and attach to the card base.
- Attach strips of mounting tape to the back of the front snow layer and attach it to the card base.
- Secure the Christmas tree in the back of the truck using double stick tape.
- Use strips of mounting tape to attach the truck to the card base.
- Finish the scene by apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the cardinals and attach them to the card base.
Here are links to the stamps and dies used for my project.
Here are links to the tool and supplies.
So if you are looking for an idea to create your own Christmas cards with pickup trucks I welcome you to use this as an inspiration and make Joanne Gaines jealous! You can find lots more Christmas cards with pickup trucks inspiration on this Pinterest link. You may even see a few of mine over there. Please feel free to share links to your pickup truck cards in my comments section. I would love to get some inspiration from you. Be sure to hop over and check out the Rubbernecker Black Friday Sale. Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful day.