Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Mess on my Desk Card Day #3

Hello everyone!! I am officially back to work today so I am trying to post this before I start. I enjoyed my summer off so much and am not ready to go back. The summer went by way too fast!!

Today I am posting a card that I created using the Paper Trey Ink stamp set "Pedal Pusher." For some reason, I had to have this set. Then it sat in my never-been-used pile for months. I pulled it out to play with before I went on vacation but never made a card with it. The bike was half put together in a pile of stuff on my desk. Yup, another "what is on my desk" card.

I figured I post the mess on my desk so you could see what I am up against. This is the stuff I can see too. I have a little box full of die cuts and such that I don't look through enough that has tons of things to use too.

I did a lot of fussy cutting with the bike. I die cut and stamped it in three different colors-Pure Poppy, black and gray. I then fussy cut it to assemble so that the chain was in gray, the handlebars and seat in black. I cheated with the pedal by coloring that in with a marker. Shhh-don't tell anyone!!

To make the wheels, I actually used a mask to get the gray "spokes" and the black "tires." I didn't have time to make a card with it so I set it aside for another day.

This card design is a CASE of a card design using this set by Dawn McVey. Here is the link to Dawn's card. Her card is a little more bright and happy then mine but I chose the colors for a reason. I thought the red and yellow would pop more if I used a black background.

I used a basic black card base and layered a piece of patterned paper by PTI that I die cut using an MFT die. I then adhered the bike to the card. Usually I would use adhesive foam but because I had several layers of card stock on the bike, I didn't think it needed it.

I then die cut two banners, one in red and one in yellow, out of scrap paper. I used a masking technique when I stamped to split the sentiment up for the two banners.

I adhered the banners to the left hand side of my card and then added a few enamel dots.

My last step was to add some diamond Stickles into the flowers on the front of the bike to give them a little shine.

Inside I added a white die cut rectangle to make it easier for me to write something when I send the card. I also added a die cut heart that was hanging around.

I LOVE how this card came out and want to make a set to give someone for Christmas. What do you think?

I am entering this in to this months STAMPlorations August Challenge-Stamps and Die Cuts.

I appreciate you stopping by. Tune in later this week for a fourth "what is on my desk" card. Have a great day!!



Nonni said...

What a good thing you found the bicycle die cuts, this card is very cute! Fun layout and great colors. This card would be perfect for our challenge at


About how to pronounce my nickname: the beginning sounds the same as in Nora and if you think it would be written as "Nonnie", that's how you get the rest of the word! :)

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Brilliant card! I love your little bike and the dark stripy background with the bright banners looks fab! Xx

Taunya Butler said...

This card is awesomely cute and I cannot believe the incredible details on that bicycle - all that fussy cutting!! You are my hero - a set of these cards would make an absolutely perfect Christmas gift!! What a fab idea!! Hey, thanks for visiting my blog earlier - did you happen to click at the top on my Happy Mail for followers/readers button? If you didn't then you should go read what it is all about!! Hope to see you again soon!! Hugs!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Your bicycle card is the cutest! Carri~Abusybee

Marybeth said...

Nora I love the striped backdrop for your adorable bike with basket of flowers! Also love the cute images that are on your desk.

Alison Barclay said...

I LOVE THIS CARD!! The striped black background, the pennants and that fantastic much to love! :)