Thursday, April 29, 2021

Monster Truck TIC-TAC-TOE Challenge

 Hello one and all! Time for a new challenge at Creative Knockouts!  This go-around we have a TIC-TAC-TOE Challenge for you.

Our fabulous sponsor is Jodie from Bugaboo Digi Stamps and the lucky winner will receive two digi images from her store!

Raising two boys meant our house was full of trucks ranging in all shapes and sizes.  I actually took my youngest to a Monster Truck show so when I saw this image Monster Truck I knew I had to have it!

My Tic-Tac-toe choices are Embossing (dry), Image and Sentiment.  

No-name Slimline die-cuts were used to create this card and I wish I made the trucks a bit smaller as I originally envisioned 5 trucks on the front however I was able to use the remaining two trucks elsewhere!

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the trucks then colored them with Copic markers.  Hillside die-cuts and an embossing folder were used to simulate dirt hills for the trucks to "drive" over.  The two outer trucks were taped flat and the middle truck has a spring backing (see below) so it moves and bounces.

As an afterthought I added the banner flags, this proved a bit more difficult since the two trucks were quite stuck to the paper so I reduced the number of flags. The sentiments are computer generated and as you can see, the last two trucks were used on the envelope as well as on the inside.

I really, really enjoyed making this card and it brought back a lot of memories of a time long ago when my boys were young, loud, dirty, stinky and above all, happy & loved.  Boys rock!

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  1. Now that's just THE perfect card for a guy (or truck lovin' gal), Michelle. Adding the banner was a brilliant idea; it ties it all together and accents the trucks beautifully.

  2. So cute.

    Thanks for joining us at International Art and Soul!

  3. Love the slimline card Michelle and this is fantastic!! Love the inside as well, what a fabulous card!

  4. Love all the dimension you gave this card...and those monster trucks are awesome!! Perfect for our "wheel" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!!

  5. Great card and sentiments.

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

    Helen x

  6. How incredibly playful and fun! Everything about this slimline card is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz and I hope you come back soon!