Friday, April 6, 2018

Flamed 48 Chevy Truck Card

Today I am sharing a classic pickup truck card for a family friend, 
made to resemble his class 1948 Chevy truck.
It would have been much easier and quicker for me to make a card
using an actual photograph we have of the truck ;) 

The truck image was created by altering and combining two different digital images.
It's not perfect by any means.

I water colored the sky with ink from my ink pad and an aquapainter. I usually water color in most of my images this way, but knowing I wanted to add the flames to the truck, I didn't think watercoloring the entire truck would work too well. I colored the truck with colored pencils instead.

Orange and red colored pencils were used to create flames on the truck.
I used a silver glitter pen on the chrome parts.

The happy birthday banner was made with old snap stamps (remember those ?)
 and heat embossed in black.

The screw head was a stamp image heat embossed in black over silver card stock.

The process of creating the flamed background:

You will probably want to practice drawing flames on scrap paper first (I did, that is the practice piece being used as a blending pallette).

Once you are happy with a design, draw them onto your water color paper / card stock. I prefer to use a yellow card stock for the base of my flames.

I carefully hand cut them out with scissors, making sure there are no pencil marks showing before I paint.

I prefer to use acrylic craft paints (because that is what I already own!) , watered down a bit, to paint my flames. I blend red and orange together and will add in some yellow. That is the mess shown in the photo above ;)

You could probably create a mask out of something , apply a removable adhesive, then sponge inks through it to create flames directly on a background piece of paper.

Same technique I've used on a couple of other projects over the years, you can see the 12x12 scrapbook page I made in this way here. The flames on it were painted with two shades of orange plus bright yellow then layered on a red background.

The flamed background was custom made by myself using acrylic craft paints blended 
on to a hand cut piece of yellow card stock to mimic the flames on the actual truck.

The pieces before assembly.

My husband told me that his friend liked it so well, he wants to frame it.
I think that may have been an April Fool's joke ;)

Speaking of April Fool's jokes, Mother Nature sure played one on us Easter Sunday:

Although it was cold, it was a pretty sunrise.
Clouds moved in quickly.
I knew we had a winter weather system on the way,
so I cut some of the flowers to bring indoors.

By early afternoon, sleet was falling followed by
2 1/2" of snow .
The groundhog did predict six more weeks of winter......
but is has now been eight. 
We have more snow forecast for this evening and Sunday!!!

Thanks for looking =)

I'm entering my flamed classic Chevy pickup card in the following challenges:

 Anything Goes Challenge at Retro Rubber
All of the stamps used are oldies
Snap Stamps - 2007 or so
Vintage something or other.... drawing a blank right now, but it was an old hostess set from Stampin' Up! , 10 years or older.  I think I've only ever used the screw head in that set !

I've not played along with the Male Room challenge in a long time !
technically I used watered down paints to create the hand made flames, but I did use watered down ink from my blue ink pad to make a water color wash sky

Color It and PDE Linky - another challenge site I've not played along with for some time

Anything Goes April 3rd-10th Through The Craft Room Door

Anything Goes at Crafting By Designs


  1. Colorful card - very masculine! Thanks for joining us at The Male Room Challenge Blog!

  2. Fabulous card and coloring. Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.

  3. WOW, this is certainly a standout card, I can see why hubby's friend wants to frame it, I think he should. Thank you so much for joining us in our Watercolour challenge at The Male Room this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Faith The Male Room DT
    Daffodil Cards {My Blog}

    The Male Room

  4. I am so impressed with your fantastic masculine card!! I can feel the love that went into making it. Thank you for playing with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again soon.

  5. What an amazing card, that truck looks awesome with the flame detail on the hood, I love how you created that same detail with the die.
    Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you play again soon.

  6. Wow! All the love, effort, and creativity you put into this card really shows. Your friend will absolutely love it!

    Thanks for playing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges!


  7. I hope it was not an April fools joke!! Much work and attention to detail have gone into this card. Thanks so much for sharing and playing along with Retro Rubber.

  8. Love the flames here!! Wonderful creation and a wonderful design!!! Love the colours!!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    HUGS Cicci
    Cicci With the Pen {welcome to vistit and follow my blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  9. Watercoloring with acrylic paints!!!! genius!!! The hotrod is so hot it is cool!! It is hard to believe that the flames were made by hand! So perfectly executed. This card is fabulous. Thank you so much for joining us at The Male Room!

  10. What a fantastic card you made :-))
    Thanks for joining us at The Male Room.

  11. Great masculine card. Apologies for taking so long to come and comment. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT


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