Tasty Taco Truck

I love a layered card! The more layers, the better, because it adds so much interest. When the layers are a bit askew, I love it even more! This totally cracks me up because in real life, I’m the straight and narrow. I’m traditional in many of my tastes and I certainly don’t wear crazy or loud clothes. People usually describe me as “calm.” (Though I have no idea why! I often don’t feel calm, but I must give off that vibe.)

The paper (Festive Birthday Designer Series) used in the card is the opposite of calm, wouldn’t you say? It’s actually been sitting in my desk since the annual catalog was released in June, untouched. The colors aren’t “me” and are very bright and cheerful. I was so crazy excited to use the paper in a card, in a way that’s still me and uses the paper in a cool way.

Sale-A-Bration Card Idea using Tasty Trucks Stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Using Loud Colors

The way I used the colors in the card – while loving the results, is to tone it down by using only small strips of color. I purposely kept the main card color as white so that the colors would compliment and not overwhelm.

The food truck in Tasty Trucks is a great stamp for these colors since the truck is a neutral design and can be colored however you like. I decided to go with a Mexican theme for my food truck and serve Tacos.
Sale-A-Bration Card Idea using Tasty Trucks Stamp set by Stampin' Up!
The funny thing is that after making the card, I served vegetarian tacos for dinner the next night. Bwaaahha. I had tacos on my mind.

Lots of Layers

The reason why I love this card so much is because of the layers. The card starts with layers on each side, with the different colored papers adding a splash of color. I then tucked some layers under the food truck, with the bright strips of color showing through. Next is the truck itself, stamped on a square, and then layered again with scallops under it. All the layers make the card so special. I need to make more cards with a million layers!

The food truck is stamped on Shimmery White paper. (I need to order more! With all of this watercoloring I’ve been doing, my Shimmery White’s been getting a lot of love lately.) I used the new watercolor pencils and an Aqua Painter to color in the truck.

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Tasty Trucks
Paper: Festive Birthday, Whisper White, Shimmery White, Melon Mambo
Other: Watercolor Pencils, Aqua Painter

Cupcake Trucks – Are They For Real?

I can honestly say that I’ve lived my whole life without ever eating out of a food truck. Really!! If you follow my blog, you know I’m vegetarian. I make almost all my own food from scratch. Also, food trucks just aren’t in my day-to-day neighborhood. But they are so neat to look at! Sometimes when I go to Washington D.C. (one of my favorite things to do!), I see rows and rows of food trucks lined up. My husband and I like to walk slowly by them and see their menus. Last time we did this, we were shocked at how “upscale” the food truck industry had become!

We even saw a food truck that had vegan only food! Wowser. The price at all these food trucks reflected that the food was upscale, too. LOL. That’s Washington for you, right?

Tasty Trucks

I was excited to see in that the Sale-a-bration catalog this year had the adorable stamp set called “Tasty Trucks.” The stamp set is cute, but it also reminds me of my visits with my husband to browse the museums in D.C., so the stamp set makes me happy. This stamp set is free with any $50 order, which is awesome too, right? I love getting free things in the mail.

Handmade card made with Sale-A-Bration stamp set Tasty Trucks by Stampin' Up!
This card is the first one I made with the stamp set. Of course, I had to make it a cup cake truck. Are there really cup cake trucks? Better I don’t know….There’s a business idea that would make a fortune…

I was excited when I flipped through my paper and found the “Pop of Pink” DSP. The little good speckles look just like sprinkles! I had to make it work for the card!

The Details

To make the card, I started with Shimmery White card stock because I knew I wanted to watercolor. I then embossed the truck image in copper. I like copper because it has a bit of pink in it and I like pink. Pink is good, right? After embossing, I cut out the truck and watercolored it using my brand new Watercolor pencils and Aqua Painter. So much fun!

Handmade card made with Sale-A-Bration stamp set Tasty Trucks by Stampin' Up!
I added some gold foil paper behind the Pop of Pink layer. Looks so cool in real life! Not sure if the picture does all the shininess justice. I then added more gold with the gold ribbon (also for free!). I’m going to have stock up on that gold and silver ribbon. Not only is it gorgeous, it has a nice hand to it and just feels good.

Behind the truck there is some linen thread and gold thread, to give the card a bit of interest and layers.

I hope you enjoy this truck as I do! Now I want some cupcakes. That’s the only drawback to the stamp set. I guess it’s no surprise I made tacos for dinner last night. I’ve got food trucks on my mind!

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Tasty Trucks
Paper: Pop of Pink, Shimmery White, Whisper White, Gold Foil, Melon Mambo
Other: Copper embossing Powder, Watercolor Markers, Aqua Painter, Gold Thread, Linen Thread, Versamark

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