Saturday, August 26, 2017

The Tandem Bike on a Scenic Route

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog.

Hope you have been enjoying all of the beautiful creations that the DT has been showing over these past weeks with the wedding dies. If you haven't seen them, just page back through the Blog for some delightful eye candy.

Today I am using one of the wedding dies, Tandem Bike, and decided to create a little outdoor scene with it. I am going to send this to a friend to let her know she is being thought of.  We ride bikes together at a local trail. So this die was perfect to use. Let's get started with some details of how I created my card. 
Step 1: For my outdoor scene, I wanted a tree (grass, trees and vine die) a fence (garden accessories die) and the tandem bike. Cut these pieces first and then I chose my card colors of a medium gray and the blue -green based on the color I used on the tandem bike.

Step 2:  I used a cloud template and sponged Tumbled Glass Distress ink for my clouds. I used a Taupe ink and sponged the ground at the bottom of my card.
Step 3:  I am ready to start assembly of the die cuts in my scene. I used multi matte medium, glue dots and dimensional adhesive to secure. The tandem bike has dimensional adhesive. I wanted it lifted slightly off the card base so it wouldn't be flush against the fence.  It gives it a bit more depth this way.
Step 4:  I wanted a sentiment on the front of my card and I found one in my stash that was ideal for this card. Especially since the bike trail we ride on is very scenic. Decided to stamp it inside a cloud with the blue-green ink that matches the bike and the layering panel. Adhere it with dimensional adhesive. The cloud is part of the clouds & sun die.

And that is my card for this week. I hope I have given you some inspiration on another way to use this new wedding die. See you next Saturday.

Dies I used to create card:


SugarShine Designs said...

Love this one Mary! The bike die is so cute and your scene and sentiment is sharp. -Janet

Lois said...

I've been going to try to make a non-wedding card with that bicycle myself. Your little summer scene is marvelous -- a perfect day to take a bike ride!

Janja said...

I love this wonderful card, Mary.

Sukie said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Such a lovely scene you created! I'm sure your friend will love this!

Pam MacKay said...

Darling little scene love the cloudy sky and your red flowers in the basket!

Anja Ž. said...

This scene is so beautiful, Mary. I love the bike.