Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Bicycle Built for Two...


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Ever since I got the Everyday Button Bits set from Papertrey Ink, I've had the idea in my head to do a "bicycle built for two" using the set's solo bicycle image. I'm usually a bit hesitant to enter the PTI Guest Star Stamper challenge because the submissions created by other participants are jaw-dropping, and I can't begin to imagine coming close to being chosen. But, I was pleased with how this card turned out, so I think I'll enter in the October Previous Set category (gulp!)
To create the bicycle for two, I first stamped the image onto cardstock then masked the back fender and stamped the image again to connect the bicycles. I held my breath as I lifted off the stamp and was happy to see that my idea had worked. I pawed through a mountain of buttons before realizing I simply didn't have three of the same size that would suffice as tires, so I created my own with a Martha Stewart punch. I then added real buttons and stitched them on with some red embroidery thread. I thought the sentiment was fitting, and to give the bike some movement, I stamped a PTI flourish across my cardstock. Rounded corners and a silvery ribbon treatment finished off this humble card.
BEAN NOTES: Papertrey Ink Everyday Button Bits and Fancy Flourishes Stamps; Memento Tuxedo Black Ink; Stampin' Up Bordering Blue and Ruby Red Classic Dye Ink; SU Stampin Write Markers (Bordering Blue, Ruby Red, and Creamy Caramel); SU Very Vanilla, Ruby Red, and Bordering Blue Cardstock; DCWV Dark Grey Textured Cardstock; Silver Organza Ribbon (generic); Glue Dots (generic); Cream Buttons (generic); Red Embroidery Thread (generic); Crop-A-Dile Corner Rounder HAPPY BEANS: Martha Stewart Button Punch

13 comments:

Laural-Lee said...

Now aren't you just brilliant Regina? This looks fabulous and it all works together as one cohesive thought! Right down to the size and shape of your card. It's wonderful and you should totally enter it into the challenge. I know I would if I were that brilliant.

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Adorable!

Way to think outside the box.

Cards by Gina said...

What a great idea! Love the way you placed the buttons! Really terrific!

Mary Fish said...

The buttons for the wheels are so clever and your execution of this card is perfection. Hugs, Mary

....Linda.... said...

Beautiful from handlebars to fenders.........

Tiffany said...

So cute! I love those bicycle stamps. Adorable!!

Belinda said...

Regina, this is a lovely idea! :) So creative!

Val said...

This is so cute. Love this idea.

Anonymous said...

I particularly love how you used the flourish! I just got this set for myself, but I have a very limited supply of buttons -- I'm hoping I can use a punch the way you did to form a base for the tires. I can see why Nichole selected this card!

Margaret Moody said...

Love this card, Regina! Too clever and too cute! Congrats on being picked for the Top Trio on PTI! Way to go!

Yolande Jones said...

My friend who rides a tandem bike would love a card like this. What a great use of the stamp.

Ruth Shanahan Allmart said...

Fabulous card Regina! Congratulations on her 'Honorable Mention' over on Nichole's blog :)

Alyssa B said...

This is fabulous! What a great idea!