Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Bicycle Card

I googled a way to use this stamp set and paper on a card, and I found a really pretty one, but now I don't remember whose it was. Mine is very similar. The challenge at Opus-Gluei is to use a bycicle. I have not used the La Belle Vie stamp set yet, so I thought it was time to break it in. I love it because it has an eifel tower, a gorgeous lamp post, and this lovely bicycle! I used the sketch from Sweet Sundays:

I stamped the bike in desert sand, and the sentiment in Smokey plum. The flowers were colored in with the gypsy marker and a dab of silver Glitz glitter gel was put in the middle of each flower. I used the zip strip for the vertical strip. The circle panel was edged with the edge distresser, then sponged in desert sand. I think that is a great effect that goes well with the touch of burlap and the textured horizontal strip.
Okay, I googled the original card, and it is by Nancy Ball. Here is the post if you want to see how I was inspired.

Materials used:
Cardstock: La Belle Vie Mauve, Colonial White
B&Ts: La Belle Vie
Stamps: La Belle Vie WOTG
Ink: Desert Sand, Smokey Plum
Markers: Gypsy
Other: Colonial White Mini Medleys, Colonial White Waxy Flax, Burlap Ribbon, Silver Glitz Glitter Gel


  1. I'm so glad you broke this stamp in with our bicycle challenge, it's a wonderful card! I'm with you, that bicycle is lovely! I appreciate how you have walked us through your process, thank you. And I especially like the gentle neutral shades you have used. Thanks for joining in with us at Opus Gluei!!

  2. Hooray, I broke MY bicycle stamp in with this challenge too! Your card is so elegant and gentle, I love it. The color is subdued by absolutely striking and the texture of the burlap is a great element. What an absolutely lovely card you've made here - I'm so glad you found our Opus Gluei theme and decided to try it out! Thank you for sharing this beauty.