Happy first day of autumn! It’s actually beginning to feel like fall here in Texas, and being from Texas, these two sentiments just had to happen on a card! LOL! I’ve used the new Loads of Fall to create my fun autumn Big Pickup Tailgate loaded up with sunflowers. I think I’d like to have a truck like this!
For this card, I used the Big Pickup Tailgate Honey Cut die to cut a shaped card base. Just place the die with the top edge just slightly off of the fold of a 5-½” x 4-¼” card base. When you run this through your die cutting machine you will have a pickup shaped card!
Next I stamped the Big Pickup Tailgate and the sunflowers (from the Loads of Fall set) with Intense Black ink onto 80# Neenah card stock. Then I used my Copics to color the images. There is a coordinating Big Pickup Details Stencil set that makes it really easy to color the truck too. I die cut the truck with the coordinating Honey Cut and the sunflowers with its coordinating Honey Cuts. Next I stamped “howdy” (Loads of Fall) on the license plate. I used the tailgate die to cut just the tailgate so I could pop it up with foam tape. Then I used Bee Creative glue to adhere the truck and flowers to the card base.
I stamped the sentiments from the Sweater Weather set on the inside of the card with Intense Black ink. I adhered the sunflower plant at the edge, letting it peek out to the front. I used the coordinating die to cut out Happy Fall Y’all and popped it up on the the truck with foam strips.
To finish up, I used a black gel pen to add treads to the tires. Then I used a white gel pen to add little highlight lines on the truck. It doesn’t show in the photos, but I used a clear glitter pen on the flower centers. Lastly, I added a touch of Glossy Accents to the mirrors and taillights.
I love how this sweet card stands up and can be displayed with your fall decor!
I hope you’re having a wonderful first day of autumn and that I’ve given you more inspiration for using your Big Pickup Tailgate set! Thanks so very much for stopping by!