Saturday, July 28, 2012

Bicycle Built for Two

I bought this set of Mirkwood Designs Bicycle Stamps from Victorine Originals. I seem to be attracted to bicycles; I think it is because of the detailed negative space between the spokes, and the appeal of simple and effective mechanical devices. The Fashionable Stamping Challenge this week is "Let's Get Inky." I've always loved sponging, so I decided to use the embossed resist technique.
Bicycle Built for Two
Stamps by Mirkwood Designs
In addition to the sponged blue background, I inked the edges with a tan Distress Ink, and the scalloped border with gold.

I had two Spellbinders revelations in this project. I used one of my Spellbinders border dies as an embossing template and embossed the dots around the edge by hand, using the embossing tool that looks like a stick with a knob on the end. I love the dotted border.
For the tag, I used the third largest Romantic Rectangles die. It was too wide for my sentiment, though, so I made a narrower tag by cutting the thing twice. After cutting the first time, I shifted the little rectangle over in the die and cut again. It worked perfectly. I was even able to emboss it, and erase the lines from the overlap by rubbing on the back with my embossing tool.
I'm sure I'll use both of those tricks again. I love finding new ways to use the Spellbinders stuff. They fall into that attractive mechanical gadget category too.

I stamped and embossed the two riders on white glossy paper, and inked the image in blues using my new stippling brushes (which I love). I stamped and embossed the bottom part of the bicycle in black on top of my background, and then added the image of the riders, fussy cut, so they sit on the bike.
Thanks for looking!

7 comments:

  1. that's lovely, beautifully done x

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  2. I love everything about this Florence the stamping, sponging, inking, embossing but especially the couple on the bicycle. Adorable.

    Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.

    Hugs Shirley x x

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  3. A fabulous creation Florence. Thanks for getting messy and inky with FSC.
    Fliss x

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  4. A wonderful card in great colors and with fabulous texture. Thanks for joining us at FSC.

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  5. Hi
    Such beautiful stamped card.
    Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  6. amazing details- lovely card, Debi x

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