Saturday, April 28, 2012

If you worried about falling off the bike,'d never get on
      ~Lance Armstrong

How true is that?! It's been a while since I created a card specifically to enter into some challenges, so I spent the day in the scrap room while hubby was off to Georgia to some sort of RC event with his buddies. Yes, he actually took a day off! I cannot remember the last time he took a day off! I didn't go so I could stay home and scrap! :) This card ended up totally different than the way it started. Ever switch gears in the middle of a creative spark? All the stamping and distressing were done with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and a felt square. I've never distressed any edges like this before (another experiment) but it came out kind of feathery-looking and cool. I created my own background with square die cuts (yes, each one individually cut and embossed with a Spellbinders die) embossed and stamped with faded background text. I embossed the bicycle with ivory embossing powder. I couldn't decide if I should spray the ivory ribbon with walnut ink and ended up just leaving it alone. I left the inside blank to write a note. This is definitely unique!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:


  • Gina K Designs Pure Luxury ivory and brown cardstock
  • Stampabilities faded background text stamp
  • Memento Rich Cocoa ink
  • Bicycle and sentiment from the Taylored Expressions 'In The Park' stamp set
  • Versamark; ivory embossing powder
  • Spellbinders classic squares, lacey circles and ribbon banners dies
  • Want2Scrap LeCreme flat-back pearls; ivory organza ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by - see you next time!


Joann Burton said...

Wow, your card sure turned out great. I love it. joann sassy raggedy

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

What a wonderful card! It's got such a lovely, elegant look to it - and I LOVE the way you did the background with the little squares. Fabulous! What a super sentiment, too!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Small Bits of Paper

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

This is beautiful! I love the color combo and that background is fantastic! Thanks for playing along at My Craft Spot!

Deirdre said...

Love it! Love the saying/sentiment and the fabulous card.

Thanks so much for playing along with our challenge on Paperplay this week.

gina g said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week. luv gina xx

Shannah said...

What a lovely vintage card! So glad you joined our Whimsy Inspiration 'Distressed' Challenge this week! Hugs, Shannah xox