Sunday, 1 May 2016

Vintage bicycle

I must be getting better - my fingers are ink-stained once more!!! There's something very therapeutic about crafting, isn't there?

For this card I used a penny-farthing bicycle stamp that is part of a steampunky set my OH got me last year. In the interests of my continued clear-out, I decided instead of die cutting my own shapes, I would use a couple of the shapes from an old Kanban kit that I bought before I had a die cutting machine.

I stamped the penny-farthing using Vintage Sepia Versafine and edged the shape with Walnut Stain DI. Then I used the DI direct-to-paper (goodness, I've not done that for aeons!) over the large shape, and overstamped it using the Versafine and a large stipple stamp from The Gentleman Crafter.

The ribbon is from my stash and the cogs cut with a Docrafts die set.


I am sharing this with
Shopping Our Stash - Think Ink
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
Inkspirational -Vehicles


7 comments:

  1. Love the way you had the perfect ribbon to match. A great masculine card. Glad to hear you're feeling up to getting inky again. Cara x

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  2. What a fantastic male card Jane. I really like what you've done with the frame. That ribbon really is lovely. Barbxx

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  3. Now I really want to buy that DIES Jane
    hmmmm I have to look your mail again
    this card really manly clever design and I love your idea for the Vehicle challenge
    will be a winner card
    Lovvee this manly card from You Jane
    see you at CWS challenge #2 ...we have an easy theme again
    hugs
    Monika

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  4. Forget to tell
    Many thanks for playing along with us this week at ATSM
    hugs
    Monika (DT Member)

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  5. Love the vintage sepia tones, perfect for your design. And what a great masculine card.
    Thanks fro sharing at ATSM this week, Anita
    (PS. I spotted a Bicycle theme challenge at The Paper Players and they have a maximum link up of 4 so you should be able to link up there too!)

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  6. Beautiful card with vintage feel! I love the monochrome look. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

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  7. Love the monochrome colours and the various elements to your design Jane, they really work together.
    Thanks for joining us at ATSM. :)

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