The Bike Ride Stamp Set and coordinating Build a Bike Framelits dies from the Annual Catalogue have oodles of options for customising a cute bicycle, from flowers and fruit to books and a little dog. And Stampin’ Up! have designed the set so you can stamp the solid images with the outline images to create super fast and easy images and then die-cut them. Then all that’s left is to assemble them to create a little “cycle scene”! You can also purchase the stamps and dies as a bundle and save 10%.
I started with the Brick Wall embossing folder and to a small amount of embossing paste added one drop of Crumb Cake ink and mixed it on my silicone craft sheet. I applied this to the raised brick side of the folder very thinly and ran it through the Big Shot, and BOOM! instant texture! I used the stone die from the die set (which embosses rather than cuts) to make my cobbled path in the foreground. I added a few tufts of grass from the High Tide Stamp Set in Wild Wasabi (two of which got covered by the bike wheels!) and sponged the path with Crumb Cake and Early Espresso using Sponge Daubers.
I wanted the bike to be shiny, and although you can’t see it in the picture, I clear heat embossed the bicycle frame after stamping it in Bermuda Bay ink. The pedal and bicycle rims were silver heat embossed too. The basket and the rack at the back were die-cut from Silver Foil cardstock so they shone as well. All the black “bits” were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black, the handlebars in Crushed Curry and the cute sunflowers in Daffodil Delight with a Sweet Sugarplum wrap. I used Tombow multipurpose liquid glue and dimensionals to assemble the bicycle.
For the sentiment I die-cut the “friend” word from the Lovely Words Thinlits and trimmed out the word from the centre of the oval. I adhered it using dimensionals above the bike. Then I used a combination sentiment “you are a fabulous” from the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set. This set is great for mixing and matching to make up your own phrases. I stamped them in Versamark onto a thin strip of Basic Black cardstock and then white heat embossed them. The strip was adhered using dimensionals. For a finishing touch I added some silver Metallic Enamel Shapes.
Using Tombow glue, I adhered the card front to a Basic Black panel, and then mounted it onto a Thick Whisper White card base.
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