My project today is a rusty pickup truck scene that would be perfect for Father’s day – a birthday – or any occasion that calls for a masculine card. I have no idea how many pickup truck cards I have made over the years but it is one of my all-time favorite die cut images to use. Back in January I posted the House and Truck Scene which is almost identical to my card today but looks quite different due to the different color combination.
The Masked Sky Layer and Grass
- Cut an A2 sized piece of white cardstock, score and fold to create the card base.
- Use white cardstock to cut the scalloped layer.
- Mask off the edges of the layer with masking tape.
- Create the blue sky background using a blender brush to apply Beachside ink
- Use green cardstock to cut two grass sections.
- Apply double stick tape to the back grass section and attach it to the sky layer.
- Use double stick tape to attach the front grass section to the sky layer
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the scene base and attach it to the card base.
- Use woodgrain cardstock to cut the house base, door and window sections.
- Trim off the wonky roof section of the right side of the house. Note: I trim off that section of roof when I want the house to look like an every day house instead of a haunted house for Halloween.
- Apply Mocha and Pecan ink to the house sections using a mini applicator.
- Attach the roof sections to the house using rolled up double stick tape and attach the door and windows using glossy accents.
- Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the house, tuck it in behind the grass sections and attach to the card base.
- Use woodgrain cardstock to cut the tree.
- Apply Pecan ink to the tree by swiping the ink pad directly over the cardstock.
- Cut several Spring Leaves sections using green cardstock.
- Form the leaves using a molding pad and leaf tool and attach them to the tree branches using glossy accents.
- Apply rolled up double stick tape to the back trunk and branch sections of the tree.
- Tuck the tree in behind the grass and attach it to the card base.
The Rusty Pickup Truck
- Cut the truck using light blue cardstock and the wheels using black cardstock.
- Apply Pumpkin and Pecan ink to the truck body and wheel covers using a mini applicator to create the rusty appearance.
- Assemble the wheels and wheel covers using glossy accents and attach to the truck using glossy accents.
- Attach the fenders to the truck using rolled up glue dots and the headlights, bumpers and door handle to the truck body using glossy accents
- Tuck the truck between the grass sections and attach to the scene using pieces of mounting tape.
The Birds and Puppies
- Cut the birds using red cardstock and the puppies using white cardstock.
- Color the bird beaks using a black marker.
- Color the markings on the puppies using light brown, dark brown and black markers.
- Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the birds and attach to the sky area and tree branches.
- Apply mounting tape to the puppies and attach them to the scene.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing this scene built around the rusty pickup truck. The truck is such a fun focal image and can be used in so many ways. Check out my Die Cut Truck and Flowers showing the rusty pickup truck used in a more feminine style card. You can see lots more truck card inspiration on Pinterest. Thank you for coming by today and I hope you have a good week. Stay safe and take it easy out there.
Here are the Rubbernecker products used for this card.
Here the other tools and supplies used.
Rusty pickup truck cards are fun to make.