Saturday, July 18, 2015

Enjoy the Ride

My brother and his wife celebrated their 24th Anniversary earlier this week.  Since I'm having to replace all the cards I pre-made (and left somewhere along the road), I'm late getting one made and mailed.  I needed inspiration and got it from the following challenges:

Addicted to CAS: Chevrons
CAS(E) this Sketch: #132
Color Throwdown: ctd #351

If you've been following this blog for any length of time, you know I'm in a hotel room until the last of our crates arrive in Alaska.  I brought a suitcase full of stamp supplies, but I'm feeling the limitations.  I had to go to the front desk to borrow a stapler, for instance, and photography is hit-and-miss.

I used Thistle colored paper from CTMH Paper Fundamentals.  I cut it at 1.25x3", turned the page 90 degrees, then cut another 1.25x3" strip. I inked each strip on the side that has the plastic coating with Gypsy pigment ink.  I had to let it dry for a long time to soak into the exposed paper before rubbing gently to get the excess off the plastic coated part.  I then glued the strips onto a larger piece of white cardstock to create the chevron pattern.

For the bike, I used Momento Tuxedo Black ink.  Because I don't have temporary adhesive products with me, I chose to stamp the bike after the Thistle/Gypsy strips were already on the white matting.  I simply laid a scrap piece of paper along the left side next to the edge and stamped over the top.  My original intent was to stamp the bike image on the card base so the wheel carried over.  I decided against it because - again - I have limited supplies, I have to replace a ton of cards, and I have NO IDEA when my household goods will actually arrive.  If I'd messed up this card base, it would be a big problem!

Now I have to clean up and start working on birthday cards.  There are only eight or nine of them coming up soon.  Aaack!!

Until next time,

P.S. I'm keeping up with my Writer's World Wednesdays over on my author page.  Go here if you'd like to see what's happening.


  1. Super cute card Becca. Love the pretty paper and the bike image looks great. You are doing awesome with limited supplies! Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown.

  2. Great job with creating your chevron design with the two pieces. Love the colours you've used that really show off your bike image. Thanks for playing along at ATCAS.

  3. I am in awe of the way you made you beautiful chevrons. Your creativity has overcome your limited supplies.....You go girl!

  4. Beautiful card! Well done when you have limited craft supplies! Thanks for sharing it with us over at Addicted to CAS!

  5. What an amazing job you did with limited supplies! Love the look of the bike stamped on the chevron patterned background. Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!

  6. So pretty! Love the way the bike flows off the card. Nice!

  7. Oh, this is so fun! I love how you went to the front desk to borrow a stapler -- too funny! Great take on the sketch! I love that sweet bike!

  8. Oh Becca, you are more creative out of a single box than I am with an entire studio full of goodies! My heavens, girl! I love what you did with the fundamentals paper and the bicycle! Amazing!


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