Needless to say yesterday was a much better day for me than Tuesday was. I decided I would just concentrate on doing as many of the remaining jobs on my to do list as possible. I’m in a very comfortable position of having just a handful of jobs left – albeit two of them quite big jobs – I’m 99% confident I will have them all done by the end of the day on Friday. My day today will start with a hospital appointment – nothing serious, fortunately – and when I get back my first job will be contacting the people who I met at last week’s show and want to know about classes and/or being a demo. I also need to prepare for two classes on Saturday as well as making a video for Sunday.
I made two cards yesterday both of which I’m very happy with how they turned out. The one I am sharing today is a card that I’ve been wanting to make ever since I first saw the Pedal Pusher Stamp Set. It’s one of the three new Sale-A-Bration products that have replaced the three that retired on 15th. February 2016. I started with a base of Whisper White Cardstock with a layer of Hello Honey and a top layer of Whisper White.
I embossed the top layer with the Brick Wall Embossing Folder and sponged all over it using a Dauber and Soft Suede Ink. I adhered this with Tombow to the Hello Honey and then adhered that to the card base.
I put the Hello Honey scalloped trim at the bottom of the brick wall to “ground” the bicycle. The trim was left over when I was die cutting a Hello Honey Berry Basket recently. Using our Basic Black Archival ink, I stamped the image of the bicycle onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock. I coloured it in using our Cajun Craze and Hello Honey Marker Pens. Then I fussy cut it out. I didn’t try to cut out the centre white bits. Instead, I sponged it In the same way I did the brick wall i.e. a Dauber and Soft Suede Ink.
Using Cajun Craze and Hello Honey Ink, I stamped five balloons from the Party Wishes Stamp Set and punched them out with the balloon punch that comes with the Party Punch Pack – these two products are currently available as a bundle. I tied some dark brown sewing thread around each balloon so the tie was facing front. I laid the bicycle face down and put a rolled up Glue Dot on the back of the back saddle. I attached the end of each balloon onto the glue dot making sure the balloons were all in a sensible positions. Then I attached Dimensionals to the back of the Bicycle. I turned the bicycle over and adhered it into position and then arranged the balloons in position, too!
I painted over the balloons with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen. I stamped the sentiment, which is from the Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set called Party Pants and punched it out with the 1.25″ Scalloped Circle Punch. Then I layered it onto a 1 3/8 circle punched out of a scrap of Hello Honey Cardstock. I adhered this to the card front using Dimensionals. The glossy hearts are some left overs from those I made for my video called Glossy Hearts last June. I’d made some in each of the five new In-Colours – Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaroon, Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder – using the Hearts Border Punch. Then I covered them with Crystal Effects and left them to dry overnight.
Although I don’t normally go for oranges and yellows I rather like this colour combo – I think it looks sunny! That’s about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.
Linda Berger says
Jan I must tell you that you make the most beautiful cards and inspire me DAILY! Thank YOU!
You're so kind, Linda, many thanks. I'm really pleased that you find inspiration on my blog. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Geraldine Homenchuk says
What a delightfully cheerful card Jan! And a brilliant job again as always … love it! And Linda's quite right … you do make the most beautiful cards and you do inspire! Thank you again!
Many thanks, Geraldine. I don't normally do yellows and oranges but this combo just seemed "sunny". So pleased you like this card. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Donna Baker says
Beautiful card, love the colors and you put a smile on my face. I enjoy your blog posts
That's really lovely to know, Donna. Many thanks for your support. ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.
Pearl Hudson says
this is such a lovely fun card Jan. it would make the person receiving it very happy. cheers.
Hi, Pearl. I didn't aim to make it a "sunny" card but that's how it turned out! It was a bit of an effort doing the fussy cutting but well worth it. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.