Tuesday, September 22, 2009
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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