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