Friday 7 March 2014

More bicycle love...

Bicycle Birthday

Hooray for Friday! :)

I'm popping by today, as promised, with another card that features some of the new Clearly Besotted Stamps March release. It also features some older stash I've hoarded so bonus points to me today LOL!

I know, I know I've already shown you this bike this week, but I really have fallen for it big time. (Apologies that it's sold out at the moment but I'm sure you can see why!) I love that you can customise it with a basket and even pick what you want to be flying out of the said basket. However, I stamped just the bike alone for today's card as I wanted to keep things simple. :)

Bicycle Birthday Close Up
My bonus points today are scored from using a tiny piece of a 12x12 Hambly screen sheet on the lower part of the card. I've had a few of these cool screen sheets for years and just used to look at them/stroke them and put them away; I never really knew how to use them. I still don't really think I do now, but I'm certainly inspired to try to use them more!

tips and tricks
  • I carefully cut the sentiment stamp 'happy birthday' in half to separate the words. I know this may freak some of you out, but it really doesn't damage the stamps and they fit back together perfectly should I need to use the sentiment as one whole stamp. Promise!
  • I overlapped the separate design elements of the card. The bike and both sentiment pieces overlap to help the design flow. They eye doesn't have to work too hard to take it all in.
  • My strip of grey card helps to ground the bike. If it wasn't there, the bike would be simply floating and risks looking a little lost. I just couldn't allow such a thing to happen to this sweet bicycle *wink*!
That's all from me today and this week (I think!) Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a lovely weekend!


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Gillian said...

Lovely cards Aimes. Better late than never! I am delighted the way you give tips on the design process. I NEED tuition on that so thank you. Have used my postage set quite a bit - I was lucky enough to win it.

Lynn said...

I love the soft color palette Aimes and the Hambly sheet is gorgeous. I was staring at the hearts before I read your post. Stunning!

~amy~ said...

good for you for using your hambly...I still hoard the stuff. Your card is wonderfully fun!

Joni Andaya said...

Aww..Aimes! This is so Pretty! Love the softness and splatters :) Love this!!!

Joy said...

Aww how much do I adore this card, completely gorgeous, hugs

Unknown said...

perfection! so light and airy and trendy and wonderful!!

Kara said...

beautiful soft colors!

Susan said...

Stunning - love the 'mellow' colours xx

Barb Ghig said...

Such beautiful soft colors and your design is really lovely!

I really enjoyed your interview on Iron Craft! It was so nice getting to know you better...Love all of your creations, Amy!

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