It’s not often that a card makes its way out of my craft room with no stamping but this was a special occasion for a very special crafty bike-loving friend! 🙂
I have a confession to make…I don’t know how to ride a bike. Seriously. The person who invented the phrase “…it’s like riding a bicycle” never met me. I did know how to ride a bike…when I was like seven. And then we moved to Japan for a few years sans bike. And when we moved back when I was in 5th grade I was all gung ho about riding bikes again. But then my mom, who’s always been big into safety for some reason, 😉 laid down the law that I was not allowed to ride my bike without a helmet, knee guards, and various other safety equipment. And I don’t know about you but I was not about to go riding around the neighborhood with my helmet-only friends while I looked like a walking advertisement for every piece of safety gear known to man. So I decided I didn’t need to ride my bike anymore.
I tried a few more times…once in high school and more recently when my husband and parents bought me a gorgeous bike for my birthday a few years ago. And I’m AWFUL. I don’t know if it’s a combination of being older, out of shape, and more aware of how dangerous it is for me to fall while riding a bike (broken bones and all) but I’m such a chicken! Literally my husband loaded up me and the bike in my car and we drove to a local park and I practiced in the parking lot and it was hilariously awkward. But I’m not giving up yet…someday I’ll be brave again! 😉
Anyway, all that to say…while I am no bike expert I have a crafty boss lady who is a bike lover so I created this interactive card for her! I die-cut the Classic Bicycle with audrey blue and silver glitter cardstock. Then I die-cut the wheels for the bike with slate cardstock. I adhered the silver glitter elements over the teal cardstock and tied teal thread over the handles to mimic streamers. Then I poked holes through the center of the bike wheels and poked a brad through the holes. I inserted the brad through the wheel, too, and folded the edges back to allow the wheels to spin.
Next I die-cut the Drifting Stitches die with fog grey cardstock to create a hill for my bike. I adhered the bike with foam mounting tape making sure to allow the bike wheels to spin freely. Then I die-cut my sentiment using silver glitter and audrey blue cardstock and adhered it to the card. Finally I added a pop of color using a few doodlebug heart stickers and a coating of spectrum noir clear sparkle to the teal bike!
I hope my friend will like it! 😉 Thanks so much for visiting and have an amazing day!
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