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Old Truck Photo Card #1


truck and pump

Old Truck Photo Card #1
by Shelly Newkirk, Artistic Guide

Finished card size: 4.25" x 5.5"


Crackle background stamp (unknown, possibly TAC)
Pitcher pump and bucket (Ink Blocks)
Flourish (unknown)
White card stock card base and a seperate piece of white card stock (Georgia Pacific)
Black text weight (unknown)
Jet Black dye ink (Ranger Archival Ink)
Soot Black (Ranger Distressed Ink)
Fine mist spray bottle of water
Glue (Crafter's Pick Ultimate Glue)
Layering rulers (Color Worshop's Perfect Layers)
Heat gun
Photo (this one is my photography)


  1. If your photo is color as this one was, you can use a computer program to alter it to black and white.  I used Paint Shop Pro.
  2. Sponge edge of photo with black ink.  Glue to black text weight paper.  Trim to narrow border.  I use Color Workshop's Perfect Layers ruler to get "perfect" (I mean really perfect) borders.
  3. Stamp crackle background using black ink. Distress the edges a bit with black ink. 
  4. Layer photo onto the crackle background piece and attach to card front.
  5. Stamp the pump and flourish in black ink on the card front.  Distress the edges with black ink.


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3 Responses »

  1. I love photo cards, they are more special than those ordinary greeting cards that is just full of text.;``

  2. thank you, I love being able to put some of my favorite photos on card and share them that way. Using PSP to change the color photo to black and white or sepia is a hoot too.

  3. What a great card Shelly! Love that car pic. reminds me of my dh's home and all the cards sitting round.