May 01 2010
This card may be just a step above my usual Simple Saturday card. I had finished the card with only the stamped bicycle and it looked good but adding the button wheels really made it better.
Pedaling Past is a new stamp set featured in the Summer Mini catalogue. It has this bicycle as well a a tricycle and a bicycle for two. It also has a neat scallop edge stamp and two greetings – thank you and enjoy the journey. Originally, I was going to to stamp thank you on this card because I wasn’t sure when I would use an "enjoy the journey" card. Then the ideas started to flow – taking a trip, going on sabbatical, starting college, new job – there are lots of opportunities to use this greeting. So I did.
I stamped the bicycle and greeting on Whisper White cardstock with Night of Navy ink. I punched two 3/4" circles from the Travel Journal designer series paper and tied them under a clear button with linen thread. I adhered them over the wheels of the bicycle with mini glue dots.
The rest of the card was quick and easy to assemble. The cardstock layers are Night of Navy, Kraft, Pumpkin Pie and two patterns from the Travel Joutnal designer series paper. This paper has Night of Navy, Kraft, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green and Bashful Blue in it. The colours and patterns are really unique, many travel themed and perfect for more masculine cards and Fathers Day. The Travel Journal DSP package has 12 sheets of paper, 2 each of 6 designs for $13,25, item #117156.
Finally, I added a length of Pumpkin Pie striped grosgrain ribbon that I tied with a Night of Navy grosgrain knot.
I think this card counts for Simple Saturday since it was really fast to put together.
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Stamps: Pedaling Past – Clear $19.95, #120069 – Wood $26.95, #116972
Inks: Night of Navy
Paper: Travel Journal DSP, Night of Navy, Kraft, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Punches: 3/4" Circle
Other: Pumpkin Pie 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Night of Navy 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Clear Buttons, Linen Thread, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Pedaling Past Stamp Set, Set of 6
Clear $19.95, #120069
Wood $26.95, #116972
Page 7 of the Summer Mini Catalogue
Don’t think it, ink it!