Wednesday, 13 February 2013


How many of you remember learning how to ride a 2 wheeler bicycle? I have some vague memories of my pink bike with tassels on the handlebars and those clickety-clack things from a cereal box on my spokes. Did anyone else jam a twig in their spokes to make you sound like a motorcycle when you were going REALLY fast?!? The more I think about it, the more memories come flooding back....

This is another great image from the Feeling Sentimental stamp set out of the Sale-a-Bration brochure! The vintage style bicycle is such a sweet image. I love the sketch look to it. This was my other card for Sarah Naber's technique swap at Leadership 2013. The technique used here is Faux Patina. I've shared this technique before here. It's a fun one that always gets a wow and a second (and sometimes third) look.  Dry embossing, sponging, and heat embossing make this a more complex card, but definitely not difficult. It's sort of like a 5k walk - take it one step at a time.  (That's a 9 on the cheese-o-meter)

Here's a close up of the ribbon slide embellishment. This is the first (and only as I used all of them for this set of swap cards) time I've used these. I like them. They tend to feel masculine so they are something I would definitely use again. Maybe with the Natural Ribbon (the new burlap inspired one from the Spring Mini).  That there Pool Party satin ribbon is a Sale-a-Bration freebie too! Comes with 3 spools - Pool Party, Island Indigo, and Tangerine Tango.  On this sample I gilded the edges of the Island Indigo panel using Pewter Embossing powder. I actually didn't end up doing that for my swaps as I felt it was a little too much.

 I also changed the card base for my swap and used Very Vanilla instead of Crumb Cake which is pictured above. I liked how the Very Vanilla kind of melted into the card rather than assaulted me. Don't get me wrong, I love Crumb Cake, but it's gotta be in the right place and I felt that it was hogging too much attention.  The embossed piece is Very Vanilla. I ran it through the Big Shot with the Lacy Brocade TIEF (textured impressions embossing folder) and then sponged it with Crumb Cake, Pool Party, and Island Indigo ink. I then ran my embossing buddy over it (or you could heat set the ink with your heat tool) and ran my versamark pad willy nilly all over the place. Then I sprinkled Pewter embossing powder on top, shook off excess.. <ahem> carefully tapped it all onto a piece of scrap paper and poured every.single.speck back into the container, and heat set. I added a little extra sponging afterwards for some added depth and definition.  Before I finish, I must add that I just LOVE the Window Frames framelits! Now whenever I have a circle image, I want to put it in the window frames!!

Here's one last look at the final product so you don't have to scroll back up:

Love. I hope you do too! If you haven't already placed a Sale-A-Bration order to get Feeling Sentimental for FREE, head over to my online store and have your products shipped right to your doorstep!

Thanks for lookin',


Stampin' Supplies:
Stamp Set: Feeling Sentimental
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Island Indigo
Ink: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Jet Black StazOn
Accessories: Ribbon Slides, Pool Party Satin Ribbon (SAB), Pewter EP
Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Lacy Brocade TIEF, Window Frames Framelits, 2.5" circle punch, stampin' sponges, Heat Tool, dimensionals


  1. This was my favourite swap from that group! A work of art, really! So proud to have you as my upline!

  2. You're too sweet! I think I've got a Rising Star on my hands!