I’ve been anxious to showcase the adorable images from the Pedal Pusher stamp set – one of the “new additions” to Sale-a-Bration as of February 15. The bicycle build for two is such an adorable image, but the items you can build on to the bike make it even more exciting. This week’s FabFriday sketch gave me the perfect opportunity to share this set with you. Here’s my card:
And here’s the sketch for the challenge that inspired my fun card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Pedal Pusher. As we enjoy Spring weather in Atlanta, this stamp set really stands out. Not only are the sentiments wonderful (you know how much I love my words), but the build-a-bike feel is wonderful. Add a basket and put anything inside. Because the set is a photopolymer set, it’s super-easy to add lots of fun elements to this bike. What fun! Pedal Pusher is one of the products you can select with a $50 order before the end of March – don’t miss out!
- Coloring Fun. I stamped the bicycle, basket and flowers with Basic Black Archival ink. Since I didn’t want the images to be too dark or bold when I colored them, I used a Blender Pen to pick up the ink from my ink pad. This allowed me to add as much ink as I wanted to the images. The blue bike is really offset by the bright colors in the basket’s flowers. I created a fun video to showcase Three Ways to Use Blender Pens – you can see it here.
- Green Grass. The grass beneath the bicycle was stamped with Wild Wasabi ink using the tiny grass image from In the Meadow. At first, I thought I’d need to use my Stamp-a-Ma-Jig to get it all lined up perfectly, but that wasn’t the case. I just stamped the grass over and over to create a lovely texture beneath the bike.
- Fun Colors. I used Pretty Petals in yesterday’s project, so I had some of the paper sitting out when I sat down to make today’s card. I opted for this Pacific Point and Very Vanilla print – I know Pacific Point is well-loved, but I can probably count on one hand the number of times I’ve ever used it. Paired with Wild Wasabi, though, these colors really work wonderfully together. If you like this combination, too, feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: Pedal Pusher, In the Meadow Papers: Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack, Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla Inks: Basic Black Archival, Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate Accessories: Blender Pens, Washi Label punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Fab Friday site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!