Friday, August 18, 2017

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - One Year Anniversary!

Welcome to this Special Anniversary Edition of the
Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop! You'll see projects from stampers from around the world--I'm in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

We are celebrating our One Year Anniversary with this special hop, and theme is...well, ANNIVERSARY! I am not actually sure I've ever made an anniversary card before. I mean, I've probably made one as a sample, but not for an actual celebration. How silly is that? Well, I'm not one for froo-froo, gooey cards, so here's my take on it...

Notice the little motion lines around the top wheel? This was the foundation of the entire card design when I was visualizing creating it. This was the whole point of the card. When you open it up, this is what it says:

If you don't like your handwriting, you could always stamp the greeting inside using the Labeler Alphabet stamp set. I'd use the reverse/block letters in the set for the word WHEELIE, and the regular letters for everything else. You could also use the One Wild Ride stamp set to make a similar version of this card, as the motorcycle in that set would take up nearly the same space on the front of the card. I also used the Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens under the "ground line" I made on the card--which I made with a Sharpie marker so the fluid of the Blender Pen would not smear it. There's a Basic Gray pencil in the Watercolor Pencils set, so it was pretty convenient for color coordination!

There are a couple of details you might not notice on this card, they are kind of subtle. First, I used the Basic Gray Archival Ink Pad for both the body of the bicycle, and the tires. For the body, I used full strength ink, and for the tires, I stamped off one time gently so the color would be lighter. Also, in the background of the Very Vanilla card stock panel, I stamped the image of a group of dots from the Number of Years stamp set using the Powder Pink Ink Pad--also stamped off one time so the dots are very light. I also stamped those same dots, this time in full strength, around the edge of the Powder Pink Card Stock of the card base. These are just simple ways to add a little bit of visual texture and interest to the card.

As a side note, the Bike Ride stamp set coordinates with the Build a Bike Framelits, and you can get BOTH the stamp set and the framelits in this BUNDLE at 10% OFF! Oh, and don't forget to sign your work, people ;-) This image from the Crafting Forever stamp set is perfect! The set is available in wood-mount or cling-mount, but I knew I'd be using this one stamp ALL the time so I got it in wood-mount so I can set it on my stamping desk and it's always ready to go!

Stampin' Supplies: Bike Ride stamp set, Number of Years stamp set, Crafting Forever stamp set, Very Vanilla card stock, Basic Gray card stock & Archival ink pad, Powder Pink card stock & ink pad, Watercolor Pencils (Basic Gray for ground shadow), Blender Pens, Large Numbers Framelits, Fine Tip Permanent Marker (I used Sharpie for the ground line, wheel motion lines, and to write inside the card).

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  1. This card is just too adorable! I love it.

  2. You popped a Wheelie for the hop! Too cute. TSF

  3. How cute is your card Kimberley? Love how you have written inside in your own handwriting, always a winner with me. TFS

  4. Awesome card! Love it! And the saying inside is genius. Very clever project. Thank you for joining in.

  5. This was so cute!
    Love your used of the bike and sentiment

  6. Absolutely fantastic card, Kimberley! What a wheelie great idea! Your card really made me grin from ear to ear!

  7. Super card Kimberley...and you have made me laugh thanks....

  8. Super card Kimberley...and you have made me laugh thanks....

  9. Oh how cute is this. Love the sentiment on the inside. I need this stamp set. TFS


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