Thursday, August 27, 2015

Clean and Simple Bike Ride - Stampin' Up! Sheltering Tree

  Long time no post! I spent last week at the beach enjoying the time with family, the awesome view and nice weather.  But now it's back home and back to the grind!

  I have a card to share that was made of up random pieces that didn't make the cut on other cards and were starting to pile up on the edge of my desk.  You know how that goes right?  Try something out and it doesn't look quite right but it's not messed up so you can't just recycle it and so it gets set aside.  Well I had about 5 or 6 of these card elements sitting there so I decided it was high time to turn them into actual cards!  This is one of the results of that stamping session....or maybe it was more of an assembly session.

 The card front was embossed with the Elegant Dots embossing folder.  This was one of my "reject" card elements.  The other one was the panel with the bike on it.  I think I had stamped it to practice lining up the 2 parts of the bike on top of the Work of Art swoosh and it actually came out well but was on a piece of cardstock that wasn't the right size for the project I was then working on.

  All I did was add a slightly large Night of Navy panel behind it and added the ribbon, flags and faux button.  Done!

  The faux button was made using 3 cardstock circles adhered together and then punched with a small hole punch for the baker's twine to go through.  A button without the bulk of a real one.

  The bike theme is kind of appropriate as Richmond is hosting the UCI Road World Championships in a few weeks and all over town we're starting to see signs of the fun that is coming.  We're planning to find a great place to cheer some of the races from.  If you're coming to town for the races and need some ideas of other things to do or places to visit just let me know....we love showing off Richmond!

  I bet you have card pieces laying around your stamping area that just need a little accessorizing to bring out a full fledged card.  Give those pieces some love and get them off your stamp table!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Sheltering Tree, Work of Art

Ink: Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Crushed Curry

Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, English Garden DSP, Cherry on Top DSP

Accessories: white baker's twine, circle punch, handheld hole punch, dimensionals, banner punch, Sale-a-bration ribbon (retired)

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1 comment:

  1. Cute as can be, Amanda! So glad you had some beach time with the family! Nice to have a bit of R and R before the kids go back to school. Bet they are getting so tall!!! Hugs...


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