Thursday, February 25, 2010

Riding Pretty

This is an unusual stamp for me. I don't think I've ever made a card with something similar. But when I saw the old fashioned bicycle clear stamp set from Impression Obsession, with front basket and accessories, I had to try it! When I was around 14 years old, I went to visit relatives in the former Yugoslavia, and my aunts, uncles and grandparents all lived in small villages where the main form of transportation was with bicycles very similar to these. I went every summer for quite a few years, and I loved the simple way of life there. Everyone was mostly poor, but very happy. So this image brings back some sweet memories for me.
I colored the bike and clumps of flowers (flowers are from a different set, Sweet Delights) with my colored pencils. I didn't feel like doing a lot of masking, so I stamped the flowers separately and cut them out, layering them over the main panel with foam tape.
The big fluffy flower in the middle was made the same way I described in my last post, for the shaker boxes.
What a perfect Spring-y card, even though we are covered in snow again, and expecting more tomorrow...sigh....

Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Impression Obsession
Ink: Memento
Paper: Bristol vellum, Basic Grey, Heavenly White, Bazzill
Accessories: Martha Stewart edger & leaf punches, colored pencils, OMS, coffee filter, Twinkling H2O's, glitter brad, Spellbinders double ended tags die, Stickles, clear Sakura Glaze pen


  1. This is a very beautiful card. I would never have thought to use this stamp either but I just loved how your creation turned out! I once had a bike just like it!

  2. OH Wow, this is fabulous! I just love you work!!

  3. Wow! Simply gorgeous.
    Raleigh, NC

  4. I love this image! You're card is simply wonderful

  5. I really love your card. It is simply beautiful!!!

  6. This is just so wonderful and pretty too! I love how your flower ties it all together. What Nestabilities did you use? A really super Spring card. It's going to snow again here in NC. I usually love all of the seasons. I am ready for your Spring!!


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