Monday, July 30, 2018

Travel: Follow Your Heart

A self-propelled method of travel!
This is my best vintage/shabby chic card yet!

I'm entering this card into two challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Blog's Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
and Frilly and Funkie: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Challenge.

Molly & Rex Enjoy the Ride Stamps
Bo Bunny Love & Lace Buttons
Ranger Distress Oxide Inks in: Blueprint Sketch, Bundled Sage, Candied Apple, Faded Jeans, Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, Frayed Burlap, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Spiced Marmalade, and Wilted Violet
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools
Fran Wilson Nail Tees
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive: 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles: 352854

Other Materials
card: white, A2 size; Bo Bunny Provence Collection paper; Memento Black Dye Ink; paper cutter; water mister; and a MISTI or similar tool

Starting with the blank card, use Frayed Burlap around the edges with a blending tool. Mist gently with water and pat dry. Using the paper cutter, trim your chosen patterned paper to slightly less than the size of the card front. Center and glue to the front of your card. Repeat the use of the Frayed Burlap, misting, and patting dry.

Stamp the bicycle with the black ink in your MISTI or equivalent stamp positioner, and color in using nail tees and distress oxide inks. (Nail tees are like Q-tips with a sharp pointed end.) Use the stamp positioner also for the sentiment in Candied Apple. In retrospect I should have used a darker color; I was trying for a match to the roses on the button and didn't make it. Before adhering the button to the card, add some Frayed Burlap around the edge and mist lightly. Pat dry and stick to card.


  1. Gorgeous card Christina! The bicycle is so sweet and pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  2. WOW!!!
    U are the second person I've found who really took this Challenge to another level!
    My thoughts on travel always start with "the usual ways" (car, boat, plane, train), but bikes (& certainly The USS Enterprise space ship) definitely qualifies as a means of REAL TRAVEL !!!
    And U nailed this down EXCELLENTLY!!!
    I suppose it helps that I happen to own a purple bicycle just like this. *wink-wink*

  3. Sweet card. The bicycle is the perfect way to travel and yours is charming! Thanks for playing along in the Frilly and Funkie "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" Challenge!