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Tasty Trucks Card with Watercolor Tips

I love a greeting stamp like “You’re the sweetest” because it can be used for so many different occasions! Birthdays and thank yous are the first things that come to mind.

Tasty Trucks Card

Watermelon Wonder card base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”
Popsicle Paper: 2-1/4″ x 4″
Whisper White: 2-1/2” x 3-1/4”
Crumb Cake: 2-3/4” x 3-1/2”

My girls love to watch The Great Food Truck Race on the Food Network so as soon as I saw the Tasty Trucks stamp set I knew we had to have it. It’s got a taco stamp with a “Let’s taco ’bout how awesome you are” greeting stamp. How can you resist that? 😉 The truck itself is super fun and I’ve seen so many creative things done with it… like a mail or UPS truck among other things. This stamp set is a Sale-A-Bration pick which means you can’t purchase it, but you can select it as your free gift with a $50 Stampin’ Up! purchase through March 31st.

Now let’s taco ’bout how I colored the truck…

Tasty Trucks stamp set colored with Wink of Stella Glitter Pen

I used the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to make it shiny! These things always look better in person but I hope this photo will give you an idea of how shiny and fun the truck is. I take a clear block and ink it up on my ink pad to use as a palette. Then I use the brush tip of my Wink of Stella pen to pick up some ink and color it onto the truck. It’s so fun! Just wipe your brush on scratch paper to clean off the color when you’re done. If you need to see how it’s done you can watch this episode of Ink It Up with Jessica TV.

For the rest of the truck I used a blender pen to color. Squeeze your ink pad before you open it and you’ll find ink pooled in the lid. Just dip the tip of your blender pen in that ink and then color! The fine-tip point works great in small detailed spaces. Again, just wipe the blender pen off on scratch paper to change colors and when you’re done.

Will that ink smear? Yes, yes it will. When you stamp your image in a water-based ink like I did here you just need to be really careful not to smear it. Keep your watercoloring tool away from the stamped image and you’ll be fine. Or if you want to draw a bit of the color away from the stamped image you can do that too!

This card was just one of many that I made with a single sheet of 12×12 popsicle paper. See the rest here!

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