Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Pink Bike

I have a whimsical card to share with you, and I have to admit, the pink bike just makes me smile! :-)  I started this card with a Kraft card base and I added a layer of green gingham paper from the Prairie Chic 6x6 paper pad. Next, I cut another sheet of paper from the same pad, but the pattern was a bit too busy. What to do?

I pulled out the Texture Mesh stencil and laid it over the multicolored paper. Then I applied some white embossing paste to the holes in the stencil with a Palette Knife. As soon as I was done, I peeled the stencil off and immediately washed the stencil and palette knife. I set the stenciled paper aside to dry completely for an hour.

While that was drying, I cut out the Brand New Bicycle die with pink paper. I also stamped the sentiment from the Sweet Wishes set (Stampavie) onto Kraft cardstock, and then I cut out the notches on both sides with scissors.

When the stenciled paper was dry, I very lightly dabbed some pink ink randomly over the dry embossing paste. I then adhered this to my card, added a dark blue strip (also from the Prairie Chic pad), adhered the sentiment, and then adhered the pink bike above the sentiment.

I love how you can still see the patterned paper through the white embossing paste, but it is muted and toned down. This also gives the card a great texture without being overwhelming.

You can order the bicycle die as well as the stamp set and papers from Classy Cards 'n Such.  Use this code, Holly-10, to save 10% off your order when you check out at Classy Cards 'n Such.  I'm entering this fun card into the following challenges:

The Cheerful Stamp Pad #84 - Use 3 different papers
Crafty Bloggers Network - Die Cuts or Embossing
Artistic Stamper - Embossing and Texture


PetraB said...

Your bike make me smile too. It is a lovely card.

Vicki Romaine said...

I love the use of the paste on your background. Thanks for sharing with us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Michele said...

such a happy card Holly i love it! xo

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card for Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 84: use 3 different papers, Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon x

butterfly said...

Loving that pink bicycle - great card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Artistic Stamper.
Alison x