Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Challenge #86 Life is a Beautiful Ride

I'm super excited to be back today with the new challenge for THE CHALLENGE! As you can see it is a sketch challenge, which is always fun! You can check out all of the details HERE.
You can see what the other designs have come up with as well.

 My daughter was invited to a birthday party last weekend and she needed a card. I drew inspiration for the card from the gift sack that she put the gift in as well, so I was double-y inspired! LOL! 
I've been wanting to use this cute bicycle set from Papertrey Ink called Pedal Pusher again every since I made THIS card back in April. I had hoped to use it for a graduation design, but ended up by not needing it, so I was happy to use it!
I used a combination of pattern papers from two different paper pads both from Michaels. My sister gave them to me for Mother's Day and I love them so much!
I chose to make a special bookmark to add to the card since the recipient loves to read and my daughter gave her a Barnes and Noble gift card. It was just a fun little surprise to add to the card. I wanted to have something a little unexpected to use in place of the little flag piece included in the sketch. I used a rolled rose die cut to create the flower. I added it to a jumbo paper clip using hot glue with a bow of ribbon for an extra touch.

The stamp is from the Postmarks stamp set. It is one of those fun sets to have on hand for little details like this. I added a thick foam square to either side of the postage stamp so that there would be a nice place to slide the book mark down into without it getting stuck.

The bike frame is embossed in silver with black wheels. It looks so shiny in real life.
You can see a close up of the flower bookmark.

I hope you will get a chance to play along! Challenges are so fun and they always get me thinking in new ways! Thanks for fluttering by!


harrahx2 said...

Love this and love how you used the postage stamp!

Unknown said...

LOVE this card, it has such a nice vintage feel, I'll have to pull out this PTI set that I haven't used forever!

Lesley said...

So very pretty and I love the colours and papers, Kelly!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Kelly, I love all the fun papers and layers.

Claire Broadwater said...

Kelly, this is so beautiful! I love every detail on your card! The papers and the layers make me smile! XX

Nora N. said...

I am in love with the vintage feel of this card. That bike looks fabulous and I adore the papers you chose. I think my favorite part of the card, though, is that fun canceled stamp!! Great design!

Vicki Finger said...

WOW! Love this card and your awesome paper selections! I've been thinking about that Pedal Pusher set and you might have just convinced me! A beautiful card and I also love the little paperclip you included.

Anita said...

Your card is so pretty! Pink & grey is one of my favorite combos and I love the papers you used!