Card with Soft Colors

Today I’m sharing a pretty vases and flowers card with soft colors framed on an all white background for contrast. The decorative white frame layers add dimension and interest but still allow the colorful images to be the main focus of the card.  For my project I used the Rectangle Combo #2, Window With Pierce, Arch Trellis, Vases and Shelves, Leaves and Greenery, Small Flowers # 1, Flower Buds and Tiny Flower Buds.

A card with soft colors is so beautiful layered on an all white background. All the dies on this card were made by Rubbernecker.

The Window Frame

  • Use white cardstock to cut the rectangle frame, window frame and two trellises.
  • Fit the window frame inside the rectangle frame and attach them together using double stick tape. 
  • Note:  The window frame fits perfectly inside the rectangle frame but is just a tad too long on one end.  I secured it in place with tape and allowed the one end to fit in behind the frame. You can see that section on the top of the frame but I doubt you would have noticed it if I hadn’t mentioned it. 
  • Trim the arch top and bottom sections off of both of the arch trellises.
  • Apply glossy accents to the back of one of the trellis sections, line it up to the second section and attach to create a continuous piece that will fit behind the tall window section on the frame.  I like to modify die cuts to create different things and stretch how I can use my dies.
  • Use double stick tape around the back of the large window to attach the trellis section to fill in the window.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the window frame sections.
  • Attach the window frame to the A2 sized white card base.

A card with soft colors looks so pretty framed on an all white background.

The Flower Vases

  • Use pink, yellow, aqua and purple cardstock to cut out all the vases and flowers.  
  • Cut the foliage using green cardstock.
  • Use glossy accents to attach the foliage sections to the back of each frame.  I have lots of fun picking and choosing the different foliage pieces to work with the different shaped vases.
  • Form the flowers using a small tipped stylus and molding pad.
  • Attach all the flowers to the foliage using glossy accents.
  • Use mounting tape to attach all the vases to the card base.  Note:  I played with the vases and laid them out on the window frame to get the best design before attaching. 

A card with soft colors looks so pretty with an all white background.

Did you enjoy seeing my card with soft colors and the modified die cut white layered framing.? I have made a few versions of this card using the vases and flowers and I love how pretty they look layered with the frames. The Window Frame and Flower Vases was made back in March with the same soft colors and images but used a different window frame.  Pinterest has lots of inspiration for cards with soft color combination .  I appreciate you coming by and I hope you have a great day.

Here are the Rubbernecker dies used for my project.

 
Rectangle Combo #2 OPC Die 5132D
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Window w/ Pierce 5148-02D
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5307-01D Arch Trellis Die
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5309-05D Vases and Shelves Die
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5309-04D Leaves and Greenery Die
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5210-04D Small Flowers #1
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Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-09D
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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Here are the tools and supplies.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Sour…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Sour…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill COTTON CANDY Card Shoppe…
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Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH ]
McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat-8.3…
[ AMZUS ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
3mm (1/8″), Be Creative Tape
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5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
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Making a card with soft colors is fun.

Striped Background Image

For my project today I created a striped background image as the base for my beach scene,  The blue stripes are reminiscent of beach huts from days gone by and are the perfect backdrop for my scene.  My card was made using the Rubbernecker Horizontal Stripe Background, Palm Trees, Sun/Moon, Knob Top Fence, Deckle Hills, Grass #2, Lifeguard Tower (surf board), Small Birds, Nested Rectangle and Splatter Background (sand dunes). 

Create interest in your cards using a striped background image that highlights your focal theme.

Striped Background Image

  • Secure white cardstock and the background stamp in the MISTI.
  • Apply Warm Breeze ink to the stamp and stamp the image.
  • Apply clear embossing powder to the background and heat emboss.  Note:  I like to use super fine embossing powder.
  • Trim the striped layer down to 5.25″ x 4.00″.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape and attach it to an white A2 sized card base.

The Sky and Ocean

  • Die cut a rectangle white layer using the third largest die in the nested Rectangle set.
  • Mask off the sky area and use Beachside Ink and a blender brush to apply the ocean.
  • Remove the mask and apply the cloudy sky background using lighter shades of Beachside ink and a blender brush.
  • Apply white embossing paste to the water by lightly dabbing it with your finger to create the appearance of sea foam,
  • Sprinkle with clear glitter and set aside to dry.
  • Layer the background scene on a piece of white cardstock just slightly larger than the scene and attach with ATG adhesive,
  • Attach the scene layer to the card base using strips of mounting tape.

Create interest in your cards using a striped background image that set off your focal theme.

The Palm Trees and Sand

  • Cut the sand layer using Kraft cardstock and the Deckle Hill die and trim to fit the scene layer..
  • Apply a light layer of Mocha ink to the sand using a blender brush and stamp the Splatter Background to add texture to the sand.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the sand layer and attach it to the scene layer.
  • Cut the palm trees using green and Kraft cardstock.  Lightly color the palm trunks using a mini applicator and Mocha ink.
  • Attach the palm fronds to the trunks using glossy accents and gently form the fronds with your fingers.
  • Tuck the palm trees in behind the sand and attach to the scene using rolled up strips of double tick tape.

The Sun, Fence and Grass

  • Cut the fence using Kraft cardstock and apply Mocha ink using a mini applicator.
  • Trim off the top of the knob fence, tuck it in behind the sand layer and attach using glossy accents.
  • Use bright yellow cardstock to cut the sun and apply yellow Stickles to add sparkle.
  • Attach the sun (once it is dry) to the top corner of the scene using a large piece of mounting tape.
  • Cut the small grass sprigs using green cardstock and attach in behind the sand layers using glossy accents.
  • Cut the surfboard using bright yellow cardstock and attach a green strip across the top to add another color for interest.
  • Attach the surfboard to the scene using a piece of mounting tape.
  • Finish the scene by cutting small birds using white cardstock, apply touches of Chill ink with a mini applicator and attach them to the sky area using small pieces of mounting tape.

Create interest in your cards using a striped background image that set off your focal images.

Do you think the striped background image layer adds interest to the beach scene?  I am having lots of fun using my new background stamps.  I think I’m going to have to go on another shopping trip to get some more.  LOL!  Check out my Black and White Background Card to see another card with a striped background.  You can find lots more background stamp inspiration on Pinterest.  Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a great day.

Here are the dies and stamps used for my card.

 
Nested Rectangle Die Cut Set 5003D
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5212-06D Palm Trees Die Cut
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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Sun Moon Die 5147-07D
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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Knob Top Fence Die Cut 5152-02D
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5212-05D Lifeguard Tower Die Cut
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1335 Horizontal Stripe
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1231 Splatter Background
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4011 Clouds Stencil
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Color Fuse Set #12
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Tools and Supplies.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
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Lawn Fawn – 8.5 x 11 Cardstock -…
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Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Warm Breeze
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Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
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Studio 490 Embossing Paste by Wendy…
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Dry Glitter – Clear Rock Candy,…
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Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
[ ELH ]
4011 Clouds Stencil
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Ranger Ink – Stickles Glitter Glue -…
[ SBC ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Precision 5 Inch Scissors with…
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
[ ELH ]
 

Striped background images add interest to your cards.

Rusty Pickup Truck for Father’s Day

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.

For this card I used the Rubbernecker Inside Scallop Nested, Truck, Spooky House, Winter Tree, Spring Leaves, Grass, Small Birds and Puppies.

Create a scene card with a rusty pickup truck for Father's Day, birthday or any occasion that calls for a masculine card.

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.

The House

  • 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.

 

Create a scene card with a rusty pickup truck for Father's Day or any occasion that calls for a masculine card.

The Tree

  • 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.

Create a scene card with a rusty pickup truck for any occasion that calls for a masculine card.

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.

 
5305D Inside Scallop Nested Dies
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5216-05D Spooky House Die
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5162-11D Truck Die Cut
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Winter Tree Die Cut 5170D
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5309-06D Spring Leaves Die
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Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Puppies Die Cut 5142-08D
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Color Fuse Set #2
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Here the other tools and supplies used.

 
Woodgrain Embossed 110 lb Tan – 10…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
[ ELH ]
Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH ]
McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat-8.3…
[ AMZUS ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
12mm (1/2″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
Micro (1/8″), Glue Dots
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
Twins, Judikins Eclipse
[ ELH ]
 

Rusty pickup truck cards are fun to make.