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.