Saturday, 17 June 2017

Wheely missing you, for Global Design Project #091

Today's fun card is made with the Global Design Project's current Theme Challenge in mind.  The theme is Wheels.

Back in April, I attended the fabulous Stampin' Up! OnStage event in Amsterdam.  The event is just for demonstrators.  We all get very excited to be the first to see new products showcased and we even get to make cards using some of them.  One of this year's presentations was by a Dutch demonstrator, called Danielle Bennenk, who showed us some wonderful projects using the new Bike Ride stamp set.  There are so many bikes in Amsterdam, I am sure it was no coincidence that a Dutch demonstrator was asked to showcase this particular set!  At the end of the presentation we were all delighted to receive our very own set of Bike Ride stamps.  Confession time: this is the first time that I have used my set - but when I saw this theme challenge, I just knew it was time to get it out!

To begin with, I created the "watercoloured" background using the largest clear block, some ink and some water.  My first attempt wasn't that brilliant so I tried again, and, after a little experimentation, I made a background that I was happy with. 

I used my biggest (F) clear block and pressed an ink pad directly onto it - Pear Pizzazz for the grass and Soft Sky for the sky.  Then I spritzed water liberally onto the ink covered block and "stamped" it onto Shimmery White cardstock.  I'm really pleased with how this looks.

I've used the beautiful tree from the Sheltering Tree stamp set as the backdrop to my picket fence; there are even small clumps of flowers around its base.  The Crumb Cake picket fence is created simply by stamping the Hardwood background stamp, using Crumb Cake ink, and then punching out planks with the Classic Label punch.

There is a coordinating framelit set available for these stamps, which can be bought together for a bundle saving 10% discount.  My framelits are arriving in my next order, so for this card I have done lots of therapeutic fussy cutting!   Once assembled, the bike leans up against the fence and the cute dog sits on the back of it, waiting patiently.  The cute words are created using the Labeler Alphabet set.

 Thanks for visiting today.  Happy crafting,

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