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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Father's Day Cycling

My husband is an avid cyclist - he 's been taking advantage of some warm and sunny days to take long rides (50+ km) so I thought a bicycle would be appropriate for his Father's Day card. I used a bicycle as the focal point and then "built" the rest of the design with a variety of other details.

* Bicycle (Everyday Button Bits) was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink; 
     coloured with an orange marker and a silver metallic pen.

* Masked bicycle; stamped  the "road" with lines from School Time
     coloured the road with copic markers.
* "Grass" (Lovely Layers) stamped with Simply Chartreuse and Soft Moss inks 
      Polka Dot Basics stamped with Simply Chartreuse below the road. 
* Sentiment (Close To My Heart - Say It In Style) was stamped with black ink.

* Sunshine (Up, Up & Away)  stamped with Harvest Gold and Summer Sunrise 
* Card Front - Linen Impression Plate used to create subtle texture.

* Trendy Tree Tops Dies 
     Tree trunk  - Dark Chocolate card stock & Wood grain Impression Plate;
     Tree top - Green patterned paper from a Recollections paper pad was used.
     Die cuts were glued in place; orange butterfly (SU - Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die)

* Bicycle Wheels - 3/4" circles were made with a circle punch using 
     True Black card stock. The centers of the circles were punched 
     out with a 1/2" circle punch. (This created two doughnut shapes)

* The spokes were created by stamping an image from Funky Florals 
     with Smokey Shadow ink (stamped off to create a grey effect), 
     then a 5/8" circle punch was used.  This circle was mounted behind 
     the tires. These two wheels were added to the bicycle. Small black 
     rhinestones were added to the centers of the spokes.

* The inside was finished with a sentiment from Simply You.
* Sentiment - Play the day away! (Close To My Heart) 
     Soft Moss, Limeade Ice and Simply Chartreuse inks

Card Details  (PTI, unless noted)
Stamps - Everyday Button Bits, Up, Up & Away, Polka Dot Basics, School Time, 
Lovely Layers, Simply You;   Close To My Heart: Say It In Style, June Word Puzzle
Inks - Simply Chartreuse, Soft Moss, Limeade Ice, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise; 
Memento Tuxedo Black;   Close To My Heart: Orange
Papers - Stamper's Select White, True Black; green patterned paper (Recollections)
Dies - Trendy Tree Top;  Stampin 'Up: Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die;  
Other - Linen Impression Plate, Woodgrain Impression Plate;  Sakura Silver Metallic pen; 
copic markers;  EK Success Circle Punches: 3/4", 5/8", 1/2";  Kaisercraft Black Rhinestones

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C

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