Friday, October 29, 2010

Over the River

A computer was used for printing the sentiment.  I wanted to make sure I printed the line of the song correctly so I did a computer search and found that all these years I’ve been singing woods not wood, it just sounds better!  What you see are the correct lyrics form the 1800’s poem turned song. 
I thought for modern day the truck would be fitting for the lyrics and decided to play out that one line of the song on my card front!

-The hills, road and river are torn paper glued to the card.  Speckles were added to the road with a plastic stipple brush and Memento black ink to resemble gravel.  The card base was also stippled.
-The clouds were sponged using an acetate template. 
-Stitching was done with a sewing machine and the threads were pulled through to the back and taped down. 
-The EK Success trees were punched out, embossed with the Cuttlebug Herringbone folder and sponged with green ink then glued to the card.
-The truck is stamped with Memento - Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Prismacolor pencils, baby oil and paper stumps using the Gamsol technique.  Baby oil replaces the Gamsol/mineral spirits. 
-3mm silver brads were added to the truck wheels for hub caps and Diamond Glaze for the headlights.
-The exhaust and antennae of the image was colored with a Marvy black marker and stamped on the card.  The cut out truck was matched up to the stamped images and it’s popped up with foam tape.

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Here's a better view of the card insert and envelope.


  1. This is ADORABLE!!!!! I NEED that truck stamp! Great work!

  2. Very cute! I always thought it was woods too. Live and learn. Great job!

  3. This is really sweet, Roxie! Your scenes are terrific!! I've always said "woods" as well, when singing that song . . . I love your envelope, too!!!