Today I am going to show you how to color old truck die cuts with a VERY fun sneak peek! Part two of four Posts!

The other day we learned how to put the trucks together and today we are learning how to color old truck die cuts. Something that really bums me out is when I see something that is called “DIY” on the web but when you get there it’s too hard to figure out (or they want you to pay to get the instructions!). I’ve created a very cool handmade double sided open frame card and am breaking down how to create into four parts so you can take any different elements you like and recreate the design using what you love the most. Click on my How to Assemble Rubbernecker Old Truck Die Cuts in case you missed the first video post.  

As much as you may be ITCHING to see all the details that go into making this open front card, I suggest you do go through this video tutorial and check out my PRO TIPS here because it will make your final project so much more dynamic. Here are a few I share in the video:

– Always use a light touch – you can always add more ink later!
– Ink will mellow and blend out as it dries. As said above – you can always go back in and add more so if you are a first timer or are worried about your coloring, do a little at a time.
– Using gray as a base card stock for your vintage vehicle elements is a great choice because it’s light enough to take the coloring and any that shows through will just add to the vintage feel.
– If you want your colors to pop a little – as I did with the pumpkins – cover the surface in VersaMark and emboss with clear powder.

Go ahead and check out all my tips and see the coloring happen before your eyes here:

see a video tutorial on how to color old truck die cuts to give them this fabulous rusty vintage look

Now you’ve got some great pointers on how to color old truck die cuts. You can’t really go wrong coloring something that is intended to be vintage style because every truck will age differently, right? Here’s what I used today to make these elements:

 
5415-01D Old Truck Front Die
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5415-02D Old Truck Back Die
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5176-01D Deckle Frame Die
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Nested Rectangle Small Stitch Die Cut…
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5403D Half Tree Die
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5415-03D Classic Pumpkins Die
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Picket Fence Die Cut 5152-01D
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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Cats Die Cut 5142-09D
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Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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The Color Catalog by Sarah Renae Clark
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Wild Honey, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Rusty Hinge, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Vintage Photo, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Color Fuse Set #2
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Scrapbook.com – Mint Tape – Low Tack…
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Amazon.com: Scotch CAT 085 Advanced…
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Amazon.com: Mini Foam Dots…
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Amazon.com: Scotch 1/2-Inch by…
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Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
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Amazon.com : Accent Opaque White 8.5”…
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Remember, check back for Part Three tomorrow where you will learn how to assemble double sided die cuts for a fun front-and-back design! In the meantime use your newly learned how to color old truck die cuts and create your own fleet of adorable card elements!