1.0 Sarah's Stamping Style: Enjoy the ride...

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Enjoy the ride...

A friend had asked me to make a wedding card for a young, modern couple. I always find it hard to get inspiration when making wedding and christening cards. It takes me a while to get an idea and to get on a roll. I don't have any wedding/christening type stamp sets, but this had to be an nontraditional card anyway, so I looked for inspiration in the stamps I own.

I had a lightening bolt moment one morning when the perfect idea struck me for this young modern couple. I decided to use the set 'Pedal Presents', teamed with a computer generated sentiment to complete my card. This was the first inking for this set. I loved this set straight away, but have not had a chance to play with it until now. I think that this set will get a lot of use, especially when making cards for hubby and my FIL as they are both keen cyclists. I may just have to ink the stamp without the basket for the boys!

I used an old favourite colour combo of Pretty in Pink, Pool Party and Whisper White.  I used the bike image and added the hearts to the basket, which I glittered. I also added some punched pink hearts (using the Owl Punch), which I also glittered and placed on the card as if they were flying out of the bike basket as it moved along.

I generated the sentiment on the computer and placed it onto a sentiment flag, which I added to a seam binding bow, finished with a pink Rhinestone Brad.

On the inside I finished off the sentiment and added a portion of the bicycle image. I also added two more glittered hearts to symbolise the Bride and the Groom.

In the end I was very happy with my card. It had a clean, young and modern look, and my friend was also very happy with the result!

I am going to enter this card into a new challenge that I stumbled upon called CASology.  The aim is to make a Clean and Simple card, using the cue word for the week as inspiration. This week the cue word is 'happy'. What better way to interpret happy than with a wedding card. One of the happiest days of your life!

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S xx


  1. Sarah this is super fabulously CUTE. Well done!

  2. What a fantastic wedding card! I'm so happy that you've played along with CASology this week!

  3. Oh that bicycle with a basket full of hearts is so sweet. Thank you so much for joining us at CASology this week!

  4. This is 'out of the box' and very creative. Love your 'take' on making a wedding card.

  5. This is sooo sweet ~ lovel your card!

  6. Darling card Sarah! Love the bicycle image, the pretty pink hearst... the ribbon treatement looks great!

  7. Sweet card Sarah. Love the clean layout & the sprinkling of sparkly hearts. :)


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