Tear some Early Espresso or Chocolate Chip card stock and sponge the edges to make it look like dirt. Use the 1 3/8" scallop circle to punch some clouds and then run them through the Big Shot using the Textured Lattice embossing folder. For the dump truck, I coloured it in using Stampin' Write Markers and fussy cut each piece. I used a circle punch for the tires. I popped all the pieces up using dimensionals. To flag the edges of the "happy dirtday" sentiment, either use a square punch or plain old scissors. I used a bone folder to curl the sentiment and then adhered with a couple dimensionals (one at each end). Pretty simple, hey? If you want, you could use some brads in the tire for the hubcaps/wheel to add some metal in there! :)
This would be great for a truck-lovin' boy or a boy at heart!
Enjoy your day!
Stampin' Supplies: (all items are found in the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue)
Stamp Set: I Dig You
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Whisper White.
Ink: Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker, Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker, Bashful Blue Stampin' Write Marker, Early Espresso Classic Ink.
Accessories: Stampin' Sponge, dimensionalsTools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Textured Lattice embossing folder, Square punch, paper snips, 3/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" scallop circle punch.