Tuesday 4 March 2014

Bicycle Love

Bike Birthday

Although I've been playing catch up here on the blog, nothing has stopped for the Clearly Besotted Stamps sneaky peeks of the new March release (available for purchase Wednesday 5th March at 22:00 GMT).

I'm waaaaaaaay behind on getting projects whipped up for the sneak peeks. I'm so lucky that Stephanie is been so understanding and is letting me play catch up! Apologies for the poor pics - I'm desperately trying to shoot in daylight but time is always against me at the moment. Bring on those summer nights LOL!

Birthday Bike Close Up

So today's card gives you a sneaky peek at two new sets. I know it's pretty tough to pick a favourite, but I'm going to go ahead and declare that the set Good Times is simply awesome. I love that bicycle! The sentiment is from the set Take Flight. I just love the font of it and figured that it paired nicely with this fun CAS design. :)
tips and tricks
  • To line the bicycle up on the card-base and patterned paper, I stamped it first on the card base and then on a piece of patterend paper which I then die cut. Simply layer the patterend piece on top of the bicycle stamped on the card and line them up.
  • I used a simple masking technique to control the amount of hearts coming from the front basket of the bicycle. The heart stamp is actually much bigger than this and contains lots of sweet hearts. For less hearts, and more direction simply attach a Post-It note to the top of the basket and stamp over it.
  • The red hearts combined with the red strips give three pops of red and help balance the design.
Right, I'm off to stamp and play catch up with the amazing CBS DT and guesties! In the meantime, please do pop across to Stephanie's to check out some more tempting sneak peeks from this month's release including links to the rest of the DT sharing fabulous projects. You won't leave disappointed! :)



Sazzle Dazzle said...

Great card, great colors, great layout and GREAT stamps x

Caryn said...

I love that sentiment too - it's a great size. Gorgeous card Aimes - hope you catch up with yourself soon xxx

Lynn said...

Love love love this sweet bicycle with the basket of hearts Aimes. Adorable.

Michelle Short said...

Gorgeous card Aimes, I love the colours you have used and great design xx

Stephanie said...

So worth the wait sweetie pie (sorry, I can't shake the maternal feelings I have for you - they've been there since day 1 LOL). I do love an Aimes creation, can spot one a mile away!! x

Cornelie said...

Nice! Thanks for these tips!

Jo Nevill said...

Wow, love your card Aimes. Love the way you have stamped the bike and your splashes of red - beautiful x

Marianne said...

beautiful card Amy

loulou said...

Great cas design. The colours are such a fun and happy combination.

Cindy H. said...

Sweet card! Love the hearts coming out of the basket.

cm said...

Your bike card is charming and wonderful! Who wouldn't love a basketful of love delivered on a bike! Great to know you'll be sharing more of your CB-themed cards soon, as you always work magic with them!

Jane said...

Love this card and the bicycle stamp, so delightfully old fashioned yet up to date and modern. Genius!

Bethany Stellpflug said...

So lovely! The little hearts coming out of the bike are adorable! :)

Maureen said...

oh, how I miss you CB gals each time there's a new release! Darn higher education! This is just as sweet as you are, Duchess! ox

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