Friday, June 7, 2013

Cycle Celebration

Cycle Celebration was one of the first sets I fell in love with when I opened the new Stampin Up catalog. That bicycle, oh so cute!

One thing I remember having on my bicycle, when I was a kid, were those bead thingies that made noises when you pedaled. They were so cool! I have no idea how my parents didn't go nuts with hearing them (well, maybe they did). I haven't seen those things since then; maybe they were outlawed ;)

I looked and looked for something to add to these wheels, and then I stumbled across my
Gingham Garden Washi tape! Those flowers were not a whole lot of fun to cut out, but they sure were worth it. I also used the Washi tape to add banners. Since they are translucent, and I wanted the flowers to really show, I put the floral Washi on a piece of Whisper White card stock, and they cut it out and attached it.

I created the ground 'shading' by masking off the top portion of the card with an over sized Post-it note, and sponging along the edge with Basic Gray ink.

I'm loving these Candy Dots! I couldn't help but add one to my flower center, since they are so easy peasy, and take seconds! Oh, and they look cute, too!

Stampin' Supplies:
  • Stamps: Cycle Celebration (130270 wood/ 130273 clear)
  • Paper:
    • Strawberry Slush card stock (131295) - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
    • Whisper White card stock (100730) - 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Ink: Basic Gray (121044)
  • Tools & Accessories:
    • Gingham Garden Washi tape (129314)
    • Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack (118309)
    • Candy Dots, Subtles Collection (130933)
    • Stamping Sponges (101610)
Cycle Celebration (click to enlarge)

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  1. WOW GIRL!! You have patience! Fabulous idea to add the flowers to the spokes! Just like I remember, too!

    1. Thanks, Melissa! Patience is easy when it's fun!