Wednesday, 18 May 2016

A cycling stencil

This card was inspired by Patti from Stationery Styles beautiful cycling card here ... if you haven't been to her fabulous blog before you should go visit!

I'd hankered after a bicycle die for ages and bought this one from Joanna Sheen a while back, and have used it ummm maybe once!  Don't know why, I just find it difficult to use!
Anyway, I die cut my bicycle and used the off cut to stencil my background with blue and purple chalks.  Of course, then I proceeded to cover most of it up with my central panel  Doh ;)  Plus I think I should have been braver and went much darker with my stenciling, I think if I didn't tell you those were bicycles in the background you might not notice!  Ah well, I had fun making it!  Thanks for the inspiration Patti!  :)

ETA:  Showcase pick at Die Cuttin Divas and DT favourite at Tuesday Morning Sketches :)


Melissa Craig said...

I love this idea! It's so cute. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Shelly said...

So cute, I love this die cut and I LOVE the sentiment too!

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Cheryl W. said...

Using your offcut to create your background was such a great idea! I really need to remember that trick for future cards. Love how you used only part of the bicycle as your focal point, too. It really gives a sense of movement, as though the bike is rolling into the frame.

Sarah said...

What a brilliant idea Lynne, this is really great and I can see this technique working with all types of die cut shapes...hmmm... a horse one would be good!! Hope all is well with you xx

Joyce said...

I do see those stencilled bikes!! This is a wonderful design, and I like how you only have part of the bike die cut--It makes it feel like there is some motion on your card. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Patti said...

NOW I get your last comment on my blog! giggles!! Thanks a bunch for the shout out your perfect card is so amazing! I love the sweet background you created with chalk! You are so sweet friend!


coldwaters2 said...

That looks brilliant Lynne love the colours and the wonderful design, isn't it lovely when we find inspiration from other crafters, you have done an ACE job with the stencil
Lorraine x

Cara said...

I could tell that they were bikes, honest! Lovely card. Cara x

CA Scrapper said...

Great card, beautiful colors. Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


Georgiana said...

Looks great! Thank you for joining our “Bike” Challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

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Tracey McNeely said...

The stenciling with chalk looks fabulous! Such a pretty card. Thank you for sharing with us at CASology this week!

Debbie said...

This is a really fun card!! (I've wanted a die really bad then found it difficult to use, too! but I LOVE dies!)
Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie (TMS DT)
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Anet's Crafting said...

Beautiful card Lynne. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Jean said...

Stunning card, love your colour choice. Sure this die will come in very handy for making cards for male or female and any age group just depending on colour scheme. Thanks for joining us over at Penny's Paper Craft Challenge, hope you will join us again and good luck. Jean DT XX

Gerda said...

What a very pretty card!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

Unknown said...

Great card! Love the bike die! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

Esther said...

Love your background, darling card!
Thanks for joining Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

Patti said...

Very beautiful, fun and inspiring card Lynnn, now I'm in the mood to use a bike on something! Thanks so much for joining us over at Tuesday Morning Sketches. :o)

Wendy said...

Great card...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week :)
Wendy X

Kath said...

I love your card and the great design.
I've just bought this die to make my husband's birthday card (he's a keen cyclist) but was struggling for ideas on how to use it. I'm going to CASE your design as I think it works so well - thank you!
Kath x

Catie Cuddles said...

What a lovely use of the die cut.
Thanks for joining us at fab'n'funky.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT