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The Old Tractor Dream Dirt Tracks card by Chris

Hi from Designer Chris! Today's card makes me feel like getting outside and getting in the dirt! I used the new Old Tractor stamp set, which is one of the stamp sets in the August release from Sparkle N Sprinkle. I stamped the tractor, embossed it and colored it, and also made mud splatters and dirt tracks as part of the card too. Let's check it out!

 

Sparkle N Sprinkle Supply List:

The Old Tractor stamp set [00-910P5]
Reflection glitter [GM2007]
Campfire glitter [GM2042]
Hickory glitter [GM2044]
Rose Gold glitter [GM2023]
Starry Night glitter [G1048]
Canary flocking [FL108]
1/4" Tear-ific Tape [SAT01]
  Clear Detail embossing powder [EP280]
Antiquities embossing powder [EP266]
Versamark ink [VM-001]
Anti Static Bag [99512]
Stampendous Cutting Border Dies [DCP1009]
Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform [1707e]
Tonic Framed Screens - Blocked Parquet & Garden Trellis Die [1445E]
Tonic Will's Hand Dream Miniature Moments Die Set [1886E]
Tonic Ornate Frame Layering Die Collection [1111E]
Tonic Tangerine machine [138e]
Tonic 12" Wide Base Craft Guillotine [454a]
Tonic Easy Clean Craft Mat [1514e]

Mirror Card High Gloss Emerald Green [9454E]
Mirror Card Satin Effect Honey Gold [9487E]
Memento Tuxedo Black ink [ME-900]
Versafine Onyx Black ink [VF-82]
Photo Play Rhapsody Collection Pack [RH2456]
Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen [206N] 

 

I stamped the tractor stamp using my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, and stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, a Copic friendly ink. I colored it with Copics, and then placed it back inside my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, inked up the stamp (which I had not removed from the platform!) with Versafine Onyx Black ink, and stamped the tractor again. The Versafine ink is tackier, which allows embossing powder to stick to it. I sprinkled on Clear Detail embossing powder and heat set it. This made the lines really black and dimensional. So cool! I die cut the image using my Tonic Tangerine and then die cut a larger oval from the Mirror Card High Gloss Emerald Green cardstock and layered these together. Awesome! I also die cut some of the Photo Play Rhapsody Collection Pack patterned paper and layered it behind the tractor oval image panel. I also die cut the bottom edge with the Stampendous Cutting Border Dies and also die cut a strip of Mirror Card Satin Effect Honey Gold with the same die to create a framed border.

 

I blinged up the tractor too! I rolled on some of Nuvo's Smooth Precision Glue Pen onto some areas of the tractor, including the lug nuts. I sprinkled on Reflection glitter and created some extra sparkle on this manly tractor!

 

I also rolled on some of the Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen onto the flowers, and sprinkled on some Canary flocking and lightly pressed it in. I let it dry, then dusted off the excess. This gave the flowers some extra dimension and made them fuzzy! So adorable!

 

Although this stamp set has some really fun sentiments, I opted to use a Tonic die for the sentiment instead. I die cut out the sentiment using black cardstock, from the Will's Hand Dream Miniature Moments Die Set. I also die cut the sentiment shadow using the Mirror Card High Gloss Emerald Green.

 

As I was creating this card, I kept envisioning muddy "tire tracks" since the tractor tires are pretty knobby. They would throw up a lot of dirt and mud ... so I came up with a solution ... I pulled out a die (see more info below!) and created my own stencil to make the tire tracks. I laid it across the bottom portion of my card, and stenciled some embossing paste through the stencil. I moved the stencil around to get multiple, overlapping tire tracks. I sprinkled on several glitters in the (sparkly and awesome!) mud and dirt colors. I used Campfire, Hickory, Rose Gold, and Starry Night. I also splattered on some of the Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen in areas too to get more of a "smear" of dirt and mud to go along with the tire tracks. This part was a lot of fun! I also made some glitter twine. I got a strip of 1/4" Tear-ific Tape and pulled off a short bit of the release paper. I twisted the Tear-ific Tape and then pressed it into some Reflection glitter. I kept removing a small portion of the release tape, twisting it, and then pressing it into the glitter until my whole strip was glittered up and turned into "twine." Demo Donna has a great video on this technique and it sure is a favorite of mine! Also, to finish off the card, I swiped some Versamark ink along the outer edges of the card panel, and sprinkled on Antiquities embossing powder and heat set it. This gave a bit of a rustic edge to the card panel which is really cool in person!

 

Here is a photo of the "stencil" I made using a piece of white cardstock. I die cut the tire treads using a die from the Tonic Ornate Frame Layering Die Collection. This die cut out the negative spaces which were perfect to be repurposed into tire treads!

 

This was a really fun card to make ... anybody who has had to drive any rig through the soft spring dirt will instantly feel the warm breeze and mud on their face!

 

I can't wait to see what you create. Remember to post your creation in our Creative Challenge on Facebook.

 

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

 

-Chris

 

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