Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Red, White & Blue Patriotic Pickup Truck | Honey Bee Stamps

 Hello crafty friends!  Today I'm sharing a card with Honey Bee Stamps Big Pickup Tailgate stamps, dies, and coordinating stencils.  I've decorate our pickup to be ready for a July 4th parade!  I'd love to ride in a truck like this, want to join me?

Here are the steps for my card:  (Do you like the steps as bullet points?  Let me know)

  • First create the background.  Using a Background Blender brush, ink some red ink through the Twinkle, Twinkle stencil onto white card stock.
  • Leave the stencil in place, and add some Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste through the stencil.  I like the subtle sparkle it adds and how it somewhat mutes the brightness of the red ink!
  • Remove the stencil and set the panel aside to dry.  Clean the stencils and tools immediately!
  • Stamp the Big Pickup Tailgate stamp with black Copic safe ink.  I colored it with Copic markers R39, R29 and R27.  Then die cut it with the coordinating die.
  • Next I used the Big Pickup Cab & Tailgate stencil set and a blender brush to add silver metallic ink to the bumper, side and center mirrors.  I added black ink to the tires.
  • Stamp the license plate sentiment with dark blue ink.
  • Then I used a white gel pen to add the details to the tires and highlights on the pickup.
  • Add Glossy Accents to the tail lights and side mirrors and set aside to dry.

  • I used the flag in the United We Stand set and stamped it in some red and dark blue ink from my stash.
  • Next I took the die in the Big Pickup Tailgate die set that is for the tailgate and centered it over the flag.  I positioned it so that more of the blue portion showed and ran it through my die cutting machine.
  • Then I stamped, colored and die cut the flowers and grass from the Loads of Spring stamp set with the coordinating dies.
  • I adhered the grass edge and flowers to the top of the flag tailgate with Bee Creative glue. Then I added foam tape to the back and adhered it to the truck.
  • The small flag is in the Farmhouse Add-on stamp set.  It is a blank flag and after I stamped it, I used a red and blue gel pen to add in the details.

  • Next I trimmed the stenciled panel to 5" x 5" and added it to a dark blue layer I had cut to 5-¼" x 5-¼".  These were adhered to a 5-½" x 5-½" white card base.
  • Then I adhered the pickup to the card base with Bee Creative glue.
  • I used the Grass Border die to cut a strip of white card stock.  Then I colored it with a couple of green Copic markers and added it to the bottom of the top panel.
  • Finally, I stamped the sentiment from the United We Stand stamp set in dark blue ink.  Then I die cut it with the coordinating die, and also once again from dark blue card stock.  I adhered the dark blue layer behind the sentiment slightly offset.
  • Add foam strips to the sentiment and attach it to the card.

I hope you've found inspiration for another way to use the fun Big Pickup Tailgate set!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you have a wonderful week!

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  1. Awesome! I absolutely love the tailgate being the flag - brilliant!


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