Bike Ride is the featured stamp set this week at The Stamp Review Crew is featuring. I had a lot of fun using it and the coordinating Bike Builder Dies for my card. I was a little confused this month and actually thought this was the set for 4/15 so I have had my card made for quite some time! First, just in case you're not familiar with The Stamp Review Crew yet, I'll give you a brief rundown about us. We're a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who hop together on the first and third Monday (and sometimes on the 5th Monday too, like today) of each month to bring you inspiration for using a particular stamp set. We all use the same set to create our cards and projects to give you lots of ideas for using it yourself. If you would like more information or get lost on the hop and need a full list of hoppers then click the link or banner above and you'll find everything you need to know.
Bike Ride is one of the stamp sets on the Retiring List but it's still available. It has been well loved at my house!
If you didn't start with my blog you may have hopped over from Cindy Elam's blog, Heart's Delight Cards. I'm sure her Bike Ride project did just that, delighted you!
As I said, this set has been well-loved by me, so much so that I just won't be able to part with it quite yet! For today's card I decided to do a card with a bit of chalkboard look to it.
I stamped my bike, a piece at a time, with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder. Between adding each piece to the Basic Black card stock I went over it really well with my Embossing Buddy. I didn't want any stray embossing powder hanging around! I have found that I need to go over my card stock between embossing if I'm making more than one addition to any embossing project. I love it in the bright white. All I had to do was add that cute colorful basket of flowers to the back of the bike and it's off to let someone know I'm thinking of them!
Inside the card I added more flowers. These are perfect for stamping in the corners!
I might need to put some air in my bike tires and take it for a spin after this hop!
Next up on our hop is Kelly Kent's blog all the way over in Western Australia at My Papercraft Journey. You'll find something fun over there, we always do!