Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Happy Day


Today I'm showcasing the new Spring Bike die by Die-Versions.

I started out by die cutting the bicycle in cream, black, and red so that I could paper piece parts of the bike onto the red bike base.  The basket and flowers were die cut three times in cream so they could be stacked on top of each other for added dimension.  Sometimes it's easier to die cut several pieces and adhere them together rather than adding a pop dot to the back, especially if it's a small area that you want more dimension on.  The top layer of the basket and flowers were colored with Copic markers, Wink of Stella glitter pens, and Spica glitter pens.

I cut off the bike seat, tires, and hand grips from the black cardstock die cut and adhered it to the red bike.  All of the silver pieces of the bike were colored using a Wink of Stella glitter pen.  Glossy Accents was added to the red portions of the bike so it would look like the red beach cruiser bike that I have :-).  Lastly, I die cut the Spring Bike one more time out of black fun foam and adhered it to the back of the finished bike for dimension (and a touch of shadow near the flowers).

The background circle is a die from Little B (Circles) that includes the dots around the perimeter.  I die cut the same circle without the dots from black cardstock and adhered it behind the patterned paper to make the dots pop.

The sentiment banner, which is a die from MFT (Fishtail Flags), was created using a rubber stamp from Simon Says Stamp (Always Edge Set AE6) and was heat embossed with White Detail embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  I also sprinkled on some Buttercup Petal embossing powder on top of the sentiment to give the banner a speckled look.  As a final touch to the banner, I used Sparkle embossing powder and the Bling Your Brad technique on a heart shaped brad that I had.

14 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

What a great way of bringing back the "little red bike" memories. The Glossy Accents was a great idea, Anne! My first trike was kind of a 50s gas station yellowish color LOL That little trike lasted through all three of us kids! I really love your background paper - it's so pretty with the stripes going every which way in a vertical manner! xo

Ellen Taylor said...

Fun card Anne! Love the background and awesome bike1 Have a marvelous day!!

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous, I love the beautiful bicycle.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Jacee said...

Fabulous design Anne
hugs jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card this is!! The bike looks so beautiful!! Love the papers you used!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

jimlynn said...

I never realized that cutting the pieces of the bike would give it dimension like that - but it really does! So cute and pretty.
Lynn

rachel said...

brilliant bike die Anne - love it - so cheerfully coloured too - fab x

Tammy said...

Great card, love the red bike and basket of tulips!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wonderful card Anne, I like the bike and the colours
Kevin xx

Georgiana said...

Great job! I sure do like this bike die!

Shirley said...

Wow, Anne, I love every detail! What a really uplifting card, from the die cut to of the wonderful detailing you gave it too! And that round die cut of patterned paper is perfect for it and the sentiment! That striped DP makes your whole design pop!! What an uplifting and pretty card!!

NanaConnie said...

Great dimension from paper piecing the bicycle, Anne! Love the striped paper and the tulips in the basket.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great card- love the spring flowers as a backdrop to the bike- lots of added dimension- and love the glossy accents. Fun that you added flowers in the basket as well. I look forward to nice weather for biking...

Lena's Creations said...

Lovely Spring card. Love it! :-)
♥ Lena
Lena’s Creations