Thursday, April 18, 2013

Enjoy the Ride!

 Emma is off to a birthday party, but before she went I needed to make a card! Yes...I know I have a nice stash to pick from...finally, but I wanted to make one to match the gift bag we put the gift in! It was so cute and I loved the color combo.  I had time, so I got to work.  I have decided that I will only use the cards in my stash if I don't have time to make one.  I have loved the PTI set "Everyday Button Bits" since it came out, but I have never used the bike image! Shame on me! I have wanted to, but it never "worked out".  The gift bag had a really cute bike on the front, almost exactly like this one; it was perfect. I love it when I have the "perfect" stamp!
 I did struggle trying to find the right buttons for the wheels. I was too caught up in finding two that matched. I ended up using two "specialty" buttons that were both feminine and fun! I really like the one in the front; it seems like it was made to go.  I was originally planning on using the "Enjoy the Ride" sentiment that comes with the "Everyday Button Bits" set, but as I looked at the sentiments included in this new birthday set, I realized that this one would be perfect!!!!
The birthday girl is ten today, so I die-cut the numbers out of pattern paper and added some glossy accents to make them shine.  I added a flower and trimmed the sentiment to fit over the numbers.  The bottom panel is embossed using a cuttlebug embossing folder for some extra dimension and texture. The final touch was a piece of felt ric-rac that I die-cut as well.  I am happy with the end result and hope that the birthday girl likes it, too!  Thanks for fluttering by!

P.S. I still have the last card in my card set to share with you.

3 comments:

Amy Rohl said...

What a fun card, Kelly! Love the colors and all the textures and layers to look at. She's sure to love it!

Congrats on all of your happy family news, good for you!

Hugs,
Amy

katrynka said...

Great card! I need to get some of the inside and out sentiments sets!

harrahx2 said...

Clever card and the perfect sentiment. Nice work!