Monday, March 4, 2019

Stripes and Bicycles

Hello friends!  So glad you joined me!

Bicycles and stripes are the themes for this batch of cards today. 

I am pleased with how this first card came out.  I stamped, colored and fussy-cut a bicycle from Market Street Stamps (I loved that company!) and set it on a cork road (it's patterned paper), which is set upon a real map.  Vancouver is prominently displayed here!  The sun and clouds are die cuts, and the clouds were also embossed for some more interest.

Market Street Stamps 'Riding By' - Papertrey Ink 'Cloud 1 & 2' dies - My Favorite Things 'Sunny Skies' die - snippet of a map - Stampin' Up! 'Square Lattice' embossing folder

The same bicycle appears below (I changed the seat color!) and set it again on a cork road surface, but this time, I imagined this as a city scene, hence the gray brick wall.  I added a door and transom from Papertrey Ink 'Home Made' and added Crackle Glossy Accents from Ranger to the transom (after coloring it with Copic markers).  How about that snazzy patterned paper beneath the cork?  It was in a Stampin' Up! scrap bag from my friend.  It's different, and I was pushing my creative limits a bit here.

Market Street Stamps 'Riding By' - Papertrey Ink 'Home Made' door and transom - Tim Holtz/Sizzix 'Bricked' embossing folder

Next up is a super simple thank you card in crisp navy and white.

Papertrey Ink 'Wonderful Words: Thank You' die -
navy and white scrap strips of patterned paper from Stampin' Up! scrap bag

Last but not least, another card with stripes, courtesy of My Mind's Eye patterned paper.  I added a strip of gold mirror cardstock and a stamped sentiment.  Then I layered on some cream colored die cut flowers, some raised on dimensional tape, some adhered flat to the card.  Each one got topped with a rhinestone.

Altenew - 'Label Love' sentiment - My Favorite Things 'Sensational Stitched Flowers' dies

Thank you so much for your visit today!
Be blessed, and have a wonderful week!


Vicki Dutcher said...

YAY! It's been forever since I have seen your lovely cards online! You have been missed. I hope you are gettng back into stamping 😊

Lisa Elton said...

More wonderful cards Colleen! Love that bicycle. You've got some mad fussy cutting skills girl!

Leslie Miller said...

I love that you're coordinating and batching them like this. That's part of the fun, isn't it? If I remember right, you love organizing and this is a similar concept. Love every card! The navy and white is very striking.

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