Monday, July 14, 2014

Feeling Sentimental

Hello friends.  Have 3 cards to share with you today that all feature the old fashioned bicycle from SU!'s "Feeling Sentimental" set.  A friend from my bible study was telling me about her neighbor who is going to be 85 next month, and who still rides her bicycle 3 or 4 miles a couple times a week, and could I make a card with a bicycle.......   Well of course I can make a card...or two or three! :0)  I'll let her decide what one she likes best.  They are all very simple cards, but I really like how they all turned out.  I hadn't played with this set since it came out (few years ago???), and had forgotten what a fun stamp set it was!  Take a look:

For my first card, I used a speckled off white colored cardstock (local stamp shop) and Melon Mambo cardstock and ink.  I stamped the bicycle 3 times without re-inking from right to left to make it look in motion.  I also used SU!'s new large dot embossing folder for my background...absolutely LOVE this ef!!  My sentiment is computer generated.

Next up I used the same stamp with Bermuda Bay cardstock and ink (and the off white speckled cs).  I used the "En Francais" background stamp (SU!) in Smokey Slate ink and the largest of the flourishes from "Flowering Flourishes" (also SU!) in Bermuda Bay ink.  I used my Nestability dies for the circle and scalloped circle.  The sentiment is again computer generated.

My last card uses kraft and cream colored cardstocks with Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, and Pretty in Pink inks.  If you click to enlarge the photo, you can see that I used the baby wipe technique again to stamp the bicycle with Soft Suede and Pretty in Pink inks.  My background is a Tim Holtz stencil that I sponged with Crumb Cake ink.  The sentiment on this card is actually from the "Feeling Sentimental" stamp set.

This was a fun little project for me this weekend (along with cleaning out my stamp room which was and wasn't so much fun!!).  Hope you all had a great weekend too!  Thanks so much for stopping by...I love it when you do! :0)


  1. I love all of them. So very pretty! But the bold colors of the 1st one grabs my attention. Your friend will have a hard decision to make between all three. I hope when I'm 83, I can still ride a bike!

  2. Ditto for me....all three are will be a hard choice!

  3. Ditto for me..they are all will be a hard choice!

  4. I absolutely love having three samples of the same image. Sometimes the creativity button in my brain goes dead and 3 samples really gets it going again. I also like the idea of using some of the older images we all have laying around that need to be resurrected. Thanks for the inspiring work


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