Thursday, May 30, 2013

MC May/13 - Ron BD - Journey 1000 Miles

I made this Birthday card for my cousin who is waaaay into bike riding... That's way to much exercise for me, plus my knees just wouldn't like it.

It's so hard to make cards for a guy, since flowers and girlie stuff just wouldn't cut it for them...

I got this new stamp from Stampendous "Bicycle Bkgr'd" and stamped it all over some white cardstock. Trimmed it down to the size I needed and sponged Distress "Old Paper" and some "Walnut Stain" on the edges. Layered it on to a brown Ruche cardstock and on to my white 5 x 7" card.

Found an image of a bike and cut with my electronic cutter twice, so I would have an extra tire layer. Adhered wire spokes to the back of the tire then glued down the second tire to encase the wires. Colored the tires with black Sumi ink. Colored the bike parts with a red Distress marker then
wrote in the words "Happy Birthday" & "Put-Put" with white ink and a pointed pen. When dry, put two layers of Glossy Accents on the red areas to give it that sheen of glossy paint.

Embossed the little do-dad that holds all the spokes with silver embossing powder and adhered it to the frame and added the screw type brad.

I'm using a Quietfire Design Quote stamp - actually 1/2 of one... and then added my words under it in my "Fickle" font using a micron pen. Cut out and punched the end with a seal punch. Adhered to card with 3D foam tape.

Click on images to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Cupcake Craft Challenge  #244 for a guy
Pause Dream Joy  #11 use foam tape
TSG Clear Stamps Challenge  #209 at least 1 circle (the bike wheel - big grin)
Creative Card Crew  #37 punches/dies (a seal punch and a hole punch)
Creative Craft Challenge  #11 for a guy
Digi Stamps 4 Joy  #68 interpret being young - my knees worked and I could ride a bike...
Trimmies Challenges  #209 Father's Day or for a guy


Angelique said...

Wonderfull card. Verry masculine.
Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew


Dewi Lestari said...

Great card! Thanks for joining at Creative Craft Challenges: For the Fellas

Unknown said...

A great card for a man, always so difficult! I love the spokes!

Thank you for joining the challenge with the Creative Card Crew!


alex said...

Such a great design, thank you for joining us at Digistamps4Joy

Alex (DT)

Unknown said...

This is a perfect card for a guy!! Love the bike and the papers! Thanks for joining my challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

Patrice said...

Perfection - don't forget to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

Krafty Kows said...

Brilliant card. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T this week. Jeanette

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a wonderful card.
Thanks for join us at Digistamp4Joy.

Greetings karin DT member

Evie said...

This is such a fab and fun card. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T Challenge. Hope to see you again for the next challenge.

Evie DT.

Marg said...

Lovely card and design.
Thanks for joining us at
Marg DT member ;)
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Desire Fourie said...

Beautifully creative. Great design, colour and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with DS4J. Good luck. Hugs Desíre  {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}  {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Trimgym said...

Gorgeous card and image, thanks for sharing.


Unknown said...

Great design - love the bike image over the ads...Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Wow what a fabulous card! Love all of your details. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at the Creative Card Crew.