Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Bicycle bicycle bicycle . . . I want to stamp my bicycle

My apologies to Queen for adapting their lyrics.  When I saw the Bike Ride Bundle in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog I thought of that song "Bicycle Race".  Then, I thought it would be the perfect set to make the occasional card for my daughter who is an avid biker.  This is what I came up with recently.

The card base is Lemon Lime Twist.  I used Shimmery White Card Stock for the card front.  I did a little watercolor wash to give the illusion of sky and grass, Shimmery White holds up to watercolor so well! I thought the widest roll of Washi  tape from Pick a Pattern Washi Tape made a perfect base to ground the bike.  I used a scrap of Silver Foil Paper for the "aluminum" basket.

I made this card for my daughter, she loves reading even more than biking so adding the stack of books was a must.  No fussy cutting on this because their are so many detailed dies in the Build a Bike Framelit set.  There is even a die that is emboss only, the pebble die seen here.  I didn't use it but it would be great for grounding the bike.  

When I had it all together I thought the background needed something so I stamped some little starbursts using a stamp from Colorful Seasons.  I put Wink of Stella directly on the stamps thinking it would add a subtle pattern.  I don't like this at all, the detail of the stamp was lost and it looks gray and messy to me.  Alas, I was out of time so I didn't redo it.  On the other hand, I do love the Rhinestones on the wheel hubs.

Thanks for looking, I hope I've inspired you to send a card to someone you care about today! 

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