Wednesday, April 10, 2013
When I saw this new rubber stamp set called Bicycles from Sparkle N Sprinkle, the "Bicycle Race" song by Queen immediately started playing in my head. So I decided to use lyrics from the chorus as my background. I copied them into Word, changed the color of the font and made it semi-transparent. I also digitally colored the gradient background.
I stamped the image twice so I could pop dot the basket of flowers as well as the bouquet beneath the seat. After coloring (and fussy cutting), I added Flower Soft (Heather mix) to all of the flowers. It's hard to tell in the photos, but I also sprinkled Orchid Rose velvet glitter on all the flowers. You want to shake off the excess Flower Soft and sprinkle on the glitter before the glue dries. It gives it just the right amount of sparkle. I also added Orchid Rose to the bow and ribbon streamers trailing under the seat as well. Sonic Silver velvet glitter was added to the chrome areas of the bike, including the pedal.
The final steps were to add a few details. I faux stitched around each panel to coordinate with the stitching on my ribbon and I glittered the brads with Orchid Rose as well. (You can see the tutorial on how to do this here.)