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Sunday, June 21, 2020

Mountain Biking

 International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).  Come on over an join us with you artwork :)

Challenge #86
Blue as the Main Colour

This fortnights challenge 'Blue as the Main Colour' has been chosen by me.  I love blue, purple too, my favourite colours to wear, to work with, to just be around.  I needed a card for my DIL, she is far from girly, in the army, loves woodwork and mountain biking and she likes blue too lol.  I know during lockdown she has really missed her trips out with my daughter mountain biking so what better theme to use for her B-Day card.


This card looks much simpler that it was to make.  To begin with I found a free image of a mountain biker which I then made some changes too.  The image was then converted to an .svg file and then brought into my software - SCAL.  I then created the text and label for the card also in SCAL. A combination of hot foiling with the WRMK attachment which works in my die cutter and regular cutting for the name tag.  It is a real shame that black foil I used looks so matt in the photo, in real life you have the lovely even texture of the card that you have with stamped images but a sheen of the black so different from just using black ink.  Once the foiling was done I then used Distress Inks for the background, used a gear stamp for a bit of interest and some black dots to represent gravel and help ground the image.  My real challenge here was with the tag - first hot foil emobssing and then getting the die cutter to cut so everything was perfectly lined up, so please it worked so very well (just a matter of great care not to move anything once the foiling was done so alignment was the same when the hot foil attachment was changed for the blade).  Certainly something I will be doing again, especially when I want shaped labels which I don't have a physical die the correct size for.


I am entering this card in the following challenges : -

17 comments:

  1. My brain can't take in all the techniques you used but the card looks great. Hazel x

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  2. That does sound complicated, but it's a fabulous result!

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  3. Your card is wonderful.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.
    Hugs

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  4. A fabulous masculine project, thanks so much for linking to TIOT, much appreciated! Valerie

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  5. A super card. Thanks for joining Aud sentimenst challenge. Elaine

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  6. Awesome technique card! LOVE that biker guy!! Thanks for joining us at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! ((HUGS)) Helen

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  7. Wow! I love the finished look of this card - definitely worth the work you put into it. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

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  8. A truly brilliant card! Love how you made that background! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

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  9. Wow! So many different techniques and the end result is fabulous. Brilliant card .. Love how it turned out. Thank you for joining our Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. x

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  10. You certainly outdid yourself in the technique department! Wow. I'm sure she will love this. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

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  11. Wow, so interesting to read how you created this card. It looks great. Thanks so much for joining us for the Aud Sentiments Challenge.
    Jenny Ginger Ninja Crafts xx
    https://gingerninjacrafts.wordpress.com/

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  12. Great mountain bike card. Lovely design. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month. Judy DT

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  13. I do love that background!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

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  14. Fab card!
    Thanks for sharing your technique and playing along with Edna and the sisterhood of snarky stampers!!

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  15. Great card and I really love the backgrouund you have created! Thank you so much for playing along with our "Male card" challenge at the Crafty Cardmakers! Have a wonderful Sunday and happy crafting, Maike ;o)

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Thank you for taking the time to comment, it means a great deal to me. Hoping you have happy crafting days ahead. Hugs Mimi