Remembering a Special Pickup

Stampin’ Up! Birthday card made with Country Livin’ stamp set designed by Demo Pamela Sadler. See more cards at #stampinkpinkrose #etsycardstrulyheart


Okay, don’t go there.  I am not referring to a pick line, but that old pickup that sat out in the back forty on my grandfather’s farm.  Stampin’ Up! has ways to bring back those old memories.  They seem to be doing that a lot lately.  Anyway, I used the pickup from Country Livin stamp set. It looks like one from the late forties.  I did this one in blues with gray tones. The one I remember was red and not a bright red. It makes a perfect masculine card. Notice I tore some Crumb Cake card stock to give a rough edge. The background was meant to give stormy sky look.  This stamp is not retiring so I will be using it more often as there is a pair of boots I have not used.

This card will be part of the International Blog Highlights challenge which was to create a masculine card. Do you have a favorite masculine stamp set?

Here is the link for the International Highlight Blog  However, it is not scheduled to go live until Tuesday, May 16th 5 o’clock pm Central time.   This is because there is a time difference with Australia.

Tips and Tricks

Color Combination: This is a blending of colors.


  • Sahara Sand
  • Marina Mist

Stamp Set:  Need a masculine card?

Country Livin' Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Ink:  If you are using blues, you may want to stay in the same color family to stamp the words and the truck.  However, you need to blend other colors that will give the effect that you want.  A neutral shade such as Sahara Sand help to age the truck.

  • Night of Navy(126970)
  • Marina Mist (126962)
  • Sahara Sand (126976)

Paper:  Stay to the earthy tones and nature’s beauty.

  • Night of Navy (100867)
  • Very Vanilla (101650)
  • Crumb Cake (120953)

Embellishment:  I felt the bottom of the card needed something on the Crumb Cake card stock.  So added some Baker’s Twine that I had in my draw.   You could use Night of Navy.


  • Sponges to add color (141337)
  • Trimmer (126889)

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  1. Great card Pamela….and yes they certainly do like to inspire the memories


  3. Fantastic card.

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