Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Life Is An Adventure

Today I'm sharing a custom designed card for one of my customer's Dad's birthday.

The request was for a red truck in the mountains.  I knew immediately that I wanted to use Angie Blom's Dream Big Mountains for the background.  I've used this on several previous cards and loved the results.  

Next I scanned through all of my Angie Blom's digital files and came across the perfect truck in the Winter Wonderland set.  Another great thing about working with digital images ~ if you are familiar with this image, there is a snow covered tree in the back of the truck.  For my design, I just blocked that part out and layered the truck into the mountain scene. 

 In the next layer, I added the sentiment 'Life is an adventure', and then printed the image on Neenah 110# cardstock. 

I colored the image with my Copic markers, which are referenced below.  After deciding on the matting paper, I used the Tattered Lace Hemstitch Square.  This is the first time I've used this die and I LOVE the edge and stitch it makes! 

I mounted the colored image and plaid matting on a brown 6" card base.  To balance the red across the design,  I added the red string with a tiny clock at the knot. 

One more tiny step ....  I used glossy accents on the windshield and window to complete my card design. 

Always wait until the last step for this. No matter how careful you are, you'll end up putting your finger in it!  Lay it flat to dry for several hours. 

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog. I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to 'Follow' my blog and to visit my site - "Not Just Scraps' on Facebook - where you can purchase my cards. 

I will be entering this card in the following challenges: 

AAA Birthday ~ Game 42 - Favorite Technique (glossy accents on windows) 

CD Sunday Plus ~ Challenge 95 

International Art & Soul ~ Challenge 143 ~ Trees 

Corrosive Challenge ~ October 

The Paper Players ~ Challenge 611 ~ Changing Seasons

 Creative Fingers ~ Challenge 239

Pam's Pearls



Sky: B01, B00, B000, B0000, Sun:  Y15, Y19, Mountains: W2, W3, W4, W5, Trees: YG91, YG63, YG67, E37, Grass: YG61, YG63, YG67, Ground: W1, W2, Truck: R17, R27, R37, Truck Light: Y18 Truck Bumper: C2, Truck Tires: N8, Windshield  & Window:B000



Angie Blom Designs, Dream Big Mountains 

Angie Blom Designs, Winter Wonderland

Tattered Lace, Hemstitch Square


  1. Pam, I just love this little red truck off on an adventure through these beautiful mountains! SO fun! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

  2. What a wonderful card, and perfectly tailored for your customer - well done

  3. A great card for a man and you would never know there had been a tree in the back of the truck.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  4. well if that isn't tailor made, I don't know what is! Great card. . Thank you for playing at the AAA Birthday Card Challenges

  5. Fabulous colour and you created a super duper scene too :) Thank you for joining us this fortnight for our Trees/Wood challenge at International Art & Soul. Hugs Mimi xxxx

  6. A great card Pam. I am fairly new to digital card making (due to a hand problem) so I am picking up tips all the time. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  7. What a great card which fits the bill perfectly. So clever how you adapted the image.
    Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us.
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  8. Yes the glossy accent on the windows works a treat. Fab card. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!