Friday, March 22, 2013

Blue Tow Truck Birthday Card

My youngest grandson celebrated his 8th birthday this week, so I made this tow truck birthday card for him.


This shaped card was made from the Cricut Nate’s ABCs cartridge(page 35) with the “birthday” from the Cricut Create a Critter cartridge(page 27) weld onto the hook using the Provocraft Gypsy and cut using the Provocraft Expression. It is a large card. The tow truck is 9.78 X 5.99 and the “birthday is 3.63 X 1.82. The hubcaps and “8” are adhered to both sides of the card.

To make the shaped tow truck I weld the truck roofs of two trucks together using the weld feature of the Gypsy. And I weld the “birthday” to another single tow truck. All the edges were inked with Distress Ink(tea dye or stormy sky).

After cutting the pieces the welded truck was folded. A windowpane was cut with scissors by hand from the acetate wrapping used for cartridge packing. Then the windowpane was glued between the welded truck and the truck with the birthday” welded truck. The chipboard “8” was adhered with ATG adhesive.

The “birthday” was blinged with Dark Blue stickles.

The door handle and the hood vents are drawn with Black Diamond stickles.
The tires were painted black with a black Sharpie. The hubcaps were yellow plastic washer like disks. I used Sail Boat Blue alcohol ink to change them to blue. They were attached to the card with ATG adhesive.

SUPPLIES:Cardstock-AC Cardstock; Electronics- Provocraft Expression, Provocraft Gypsy; Cartridges-Provocraft Cricut Nate's ABCs and Create A Critter; Ink-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress, Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol, Sharpie; Embellishment-Ranger Stickles, Washers(?), Chipboard number(?), Acetate packaging; Adhesive-ATG, Zig 2 Way, Ranger Glossy Accents; Tools Tim Holtz Tonic scissors


Krafthead said...

This is a super cute card!! Great boy card for sure~

Dakota Bear said...

Thank you Kenya!