Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Bike Ride Love

Happy Wednesday!

I had hoped to post yesterday alas, that little thing called "life" just keeps getting in the way!  I'm still trying to catch up from weekend away whilst trying to get ready for my next get away in just over a week.  I tell ya, I'm just not cut out for all this jet setting!

My mind whirling with thoughts at 5:00 am I decided to get up and take an hour of peace and quite (and coffee!) just for me!  Blogging really is "me" time, and is a luxury as I get to share what I love.

This is a card I shared on the Stampin' Up! demo site and my business facebook page (Tamara's Paper Trail) some time ago.  I absolutely LOVE this card.  It makes me smile :)
I just adore the pop of Lemon Lime Twist against the stark black!  I got the inspiration from a card made by Linda Callahan.  Check hers out at ...
I just LOVE how she simply hilighted the back of the bike.  Brilliant!  Always a sucker for a black and white card I started mine off there - clean and simple.  It needed a pop of color and Lemon Lime Twist was my go-to!

I have to admit - when the new catalogue first came out I wasn't at all convinced I would buy the Bike Ride Bundle ...
At $54.75 Canadian (plus s/h/gst) it IS an investment bundle, for sure ... and all those PIECES!  I usually find these types of bundles TOTALLY overwhelming and usually don't know where to start ... so I don't!  I buy them and then they sit ... and sit ... and sit.  I was determined to USE this one (BEFORE it retired!) and I just grabbed the bike frame, my black ink and some scrap white card stock.  I inked that bad-boy and when I stamped the image that beautiful black bike frame just made me happy! ... and I was off.  I stamped and stamped and stamped.  Black frame with red accent.  Black frame with blue accent.  Grey frame with yellow accent ... and on and on and on.

I stumbled across Linda's card and was inspired.  I knew immediately I wanted to use my brick wall embossing folder and things just went from there.

Don't be afraid to get the "complicated" sets.  Get the ones you love and just ink them up and stamp.  If you need inspiration just type the stamp set name plus Stampin' Up! then search through the hundreds of images and go from there!

Here is the card again ...
Here are the fine details ...

Whisper White Base - 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" run through the Big Shot with the Brick Wall embossing folder
Vertical Basic Black Mat - 2 1/4" x 4 3/4"
Whisper White top layer (using Bike Ride Bundle) - 2" x 4 1/2"
Basic Black Flag Mat - 1 1/4" x 3"
Whisper White top sentiment layer (from Up and Away Stamp set) - 1" x 2 3/4"
Bike frame and basket stamped with Black Archival Ink
Basket and bike rim stamped with Lemon Lime Twist
Seat and Pedal colored with Lemon Lime Twist marker
Flag popped up on Dimensionals
Mini Sequins attached with fine tip glue pen
Doily colored with Lemon Lime Twist using our sponge brayer

The Life Me Up set is $28 (CDN + s/h/gst)
Well ... I guess that's my "me" time over.  Time to wake the girls and get this day started!

Whatever you get up to today, I hope you have a stampy day!



  1. Both are adorable. Love using half the bike! Very Cute idea. TFS... Barb

    1. Thanks Barb - I love them both too! I really like when images are used in non-traditional ways.
      Thanks for popping by!

  2. Thanks Tamara for a response! So sweet of you!