Thursday, October 20, 2011

Riding a Bike

Hey People!  I hope that your week has been a good one!  I'm not sure how it has gotten to be late Thursday already!  But hey!  The weekend is upon us!!  The Toad and the Oldest Kiddo will be attending the Kiddo's first live rock concert this weekend, while the Youngest Kiddo and I take in the action movie Real Steel.  I would vote for Footloose, but don't think that suggestion will fly until the manly man movie is seen!! LOL!!

Needed a birthday card for my father in law today.  Now, just in case you are a new visitor to this little blog o' mine, bicycling is LIFE in this family.  There was a time, before children, that it wasn't a matter IF we would ride, but WHERE we were going to ride.  So, it seemed only appropriate that I incorporate the bicycle theme into the birthday card.

I searched the web for a bicycle type quote, got brave and used PSE9 to lay it out more fancy like, and printed it out onto SU's Very Vanilla because my printer HATES Pure Luxury!!  I die cut the image with Spellbinder's Labels Twelve.  While the die was still in place, I lightly sponged around the edges with Distress Ink Antique Linen.  A very minimal sponging was done along the outer edge with Distress Gathered Twigs.  The sentiment was then adhered using dimensionals. 

The card base is (of course) Pure Luxury Ivory 5 1/2" square.  A small mat of basic black is behind the dp from the Kraft Resist Idea-ology line Paper Stash.  I lightly sponged more Gathered Twigs ink along the edges of the resist paper. 

The bicycle is from a Glimmer Glass collection, Clear Destination, from Tattered Angel's that I have had in my stash for waaaaay too long!  I snipped teeny, tiny little pieces of dimensionals and carefully placed them behind the more solid portions of the image.  I did color the edges with a black marker to hide the white tape from a side view.  Some 1/2 pearls were adhered in the corners, a little library clip to the sentiment and called it done!

Pretty CAS, but hey!  It's for a guy who thinks riding a single speed is all you need. Actually, who thinks that riding period is all you need!!  Perfect for him.

That's it for me today!  I have another idea in the works on my desk.  I'm hoping to get that finished this weekend!  Until then.................enjoy the Ride.....


Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

That is one cool card! You are such a creative soul. Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy the movie!

Sylvia said...

Wow! I love this card. Bicycle cards are so fantastic and yours most certainly fabulous! Have a great weekend!


Starla, love the bicycle! Your card has an old world feel to it and I just love that! Enjoy your weekend!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

this is absolutely fabulous! i love that bike and the sentiment is wonderful!

hope your weekend is awesome!

hugs :)

Joan B said...

this came out great!

kaiandkristi said...

LOVE it!!! Especially since I know that you guys are avid bikers! I bet he did too. Awesome card!