Monday, February 10, 2014

Biking in to Say Hi

Today I'm playing along with another of Connie & Mary's fabulous sketch challenges (CCMC289). Here's the sketch:

And here's my card.

(Stamp Sets: Timeless Talk, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point; Card Stock: Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White; Accessories: Pacific Point Striped Ribbon, Banner Punch, Modern Label Punch, Arrows Embossing Folder, Old Olive Candy Dots)
I'd already inked up this bicycle stamp in Pumpkin Pie from the Timeless Talk set and it was just waiting to become part of a new card. I looked at my Color Coach to see what combinations I could use with Pumpkin Pie and came up with Old Olive and Pacific Point. Yay! I have some brand new Striped Pacific Point ribbon from the Occasions catalog that I hadn't used, so I got that out to play with and made the larger pennant. Then I used one of the stamps from the Sale-a-Bration Banner Blast set for the smaller pennant. I used the Arrows Embossing Folder from the Occasions catalog and embossed a strip of Pumpkin Pie card stock and cut one strip of arrow for the diagonal piece. I finished off the card with the Happy Birthday Sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes using the Modern Label Punch set off with Old Olive Candy Dots.

When I showed my DD the card (she is my best critic--I really value her opinion even if she's only 14!), she said, "Did you use a staple? That's new." I think she approved.


  1. This is awesome! Love the way you used the little banner and the ribbon! Very clever! And your colors are bold bright and FUN!! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. How cute! Love the color scheme...bright and cheerful! I love how the vintage image combines with the more modern embellishments and layout of this card. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge this week!

  3. Love your combination of elements! And It is nice to see a bright, playful combination of colors. Thanks for sharing your fun card with us this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

  4. I really like the collage of embellishments and stamped images! A great selection of colors, too! Thanks for joining us in the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. Very fun combination of texture on your card. Love the ribbon banner! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. Oh...what a GREAT take on the sketch and I absolutely LOVE your bold color choice...what a delight card! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!