Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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.