Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tandem Bike


This image from the new rubber stamp set Bicycles at Sparkle N Sprinkle reminds me of my honeymoon eons ago as one of the things we did was rent a tandem bike.  My husband kept saying it was much harder than he thought it should be.....then he realized I wasn't pedaling and he was doing all the work  :-).  After that, it was much easier.

For this scene, I started by stamping the bike with VersaMark and heat embossing with Copper embossing powder.  Then I masked it using a liquid masking fluid so I could stipple the background with Distress Inks.  After rubbing the masking material away from the image, I colored it with Copic markers and added Reflection velvet glitter to all the chrome pieces of the bike.

I also used a number of dies and created my own variegated glitter paper by randomly sprinkling the following glitters onto a Super Adhesive Sheet adhered to a scrap of cardstock: Raspberry Soda, Eggplant, Cyclamen, Frosted Carmine, Goldenrod, and Mountain Mint.   The sun, grass, and cloud are dies from MFT and the gazebo, birds, butterflies, and flowers are by Die-Versions.   I used the variegated glitter paper to cut out all the accessories to the gazebo.

I also heat embossed the sentiment onto the sun with Copper embossing powder and covered the cloud with Sparkle N Soft Twinkling Clouds flock.

If you haven't checked out the new products at Sparkle N Sprinkle yet, head on over.  There's lots of great new things.

17 comments:

rachel said...

this is gorgeous Anne - and what a fab thing to do on your honeymoon xx

nwilliams6 said...

Very cool scene Anne. How great that it invokes memories for you - especially of your honeymoon. Love the bike image. Hugz!

Tammy said...

Great card and pretty scene! Love the sunburst sentiment!

Penny Ward said...

how cute is this scene card?!? Love all the bling on the bike!!

jimlynn said...

How fun and pretty! Love the little gazebo and that precious bike.
Lynn

Linda Simpson said...

A fabulous card and love the scene you have created. That tandem is fabulous.

Hugs
Linda xxxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Anne, I like the scene you created.
Kevin xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Totally awesome! Love what you did with the background.

Brenda said...

Fun little scene with the bicycle built for two :)

Julie Z said...

What a lovely little scene you've created with the tandem bike! It looks so inviting!

Eret said...

Anne, your card is awesome. I love all the techniques. Such a beautiful scene.
Hugs
Eret

April said...

Love the scene you made, Anne, and the use of glitter. The gazebo is cute!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG...what a darling little scene!!! I love the embossed and colored bike and all the dies you used...sooo pretty!!!!

Donna Ellis said...

what a fun, colorful card! Wish I could go bike riding with you on that tandem bike! wonderful card, Anne.

Gita said...

LOL, poor hubbie. All in fun...love the technique with the masking fluid. I had bought some for something different but never thought to use it in this manner. :-)

Patricia St Martin said...

Anne, Such a fun card. Love the scene you created and the sentiment. Love the embossing.
Hugs, Patricia

E. Marie said...

Anne, what an awesome card, using this new set. Love all the details you use!!