Friday, February 24, 2017

Happy Birthday

Die Cut Divas' February challenge theme is "A Month to Use Red or Pink." I created this birthday card to send to Darlene at Live Love Cards, as a donation for Meals on Wheels.

For my design, I chose Sketch #SC606 from I cut a panel of Canson XL Mixed Media paper to 4x5.5". Then I positioned one of the "Stitched Basic Borders 2" dies from My Favorite Things, and die cut the curve. These dies add stitching to both sides of the cut line, so I only had to cut once, & I had stitching on both panels! :)

I chose one of the bicycles from Hero Arts' "Joy Ride" (a VERY old set that I had never used), and stamped it on the upper panel with Lawn Fawn Wild Rose ink, so it looks like it's traveling along the curve I'd die cut. I then inked the upper panel with Tumbled Glass Distress ink, adding a bit of Broken China along the edges for some depth. I inked the bottom panel in a similar manner, with Twisted Citron & Shabby Shutters Distress inks.

I used the "Happy Birthday" greeting from Simon Says Stamp's "Jumbo Stripes" stamp set. I cut a piece of pink cardstock, lined the top of my blue panel up with the top of the pink, and traced the curved line onto the cardstock. I then used my MISTI to help me position the stamp, and stamped it 3 times, repositioning it each time to follow the curve. Once I'd finished stamping, I erased my pencil line.

To complete my card, I adhered pieces of craft foam to the back of each of my inked panels with Scor Tape. I then popped them up on the pink cardstock, spacing them so the greeting showed through in between. Finally, I adhered my card front to a white A2 card base.

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:

a2z Scrapbooking's February challenge: "Any Shade of Red" (I trust pink counts as a shade of red!)
Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday challenge: "Anything Goes"
Simon Says Stamp's Monday challenge: "Transport It"
A Blog Named Hero February challenge: "CAS"


  1. It's delightful, your choice of the bicycle image is perfect for the charity! Thanks for joining in the fun at Die Cut Divas.

  2. Totally gorgeous Andrea. Thanks for joining us at A2Z this month,.. and also at Die Cut Divas. Perfect card for both challenges.
    Dawn DT A2Z Scrapbooking
    and Die Cut Divas

  3. I think I have that same HA stamp set. Wonderful card. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  4. Love your bike card! Thanks for joining us at a2z!

  5. Love the sweet card, with the sentiment in the Die cut section! Thanks for joining us at A2Z.

  6. So fun to see you link up at a2z! Thanks for playing along.

  7. Wonderful card Andrea! I love the scene you've created and the chopper bike stamp is lovely.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  8. What an adorable card!
    Thank You for playing along with a2z Scrapbooking February Challenge.

  9. fun design for this bike--I had a banana seat bike too! glad you entered it at a2z!

  10. This is a super fun card. Great job! Thanks for joining us at a2z.

    sue n.

  11. Beautiful card and such lovely inking. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!


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