When life gets complicated… Ride

Hi friends! Happy Saturday – hope your weekend is off to a great start! I have a fun project to share with you today – a very cool card that could be used for any favorite biker in your life, male or female! I used to be very intimidated by ‘clean and simple’ but am loving this kind of design more and more every day. I won a gift certificate to an online store several months ago and when I saw this rubber stamp set I knew I had to have it – and I knew exactly how I wanted to use it!


I stamped the bike and front sentiment in black ink on Strathmore Bristol smooth white cardstock. I stamped the image and sentiment again in Versamark (right over top of the black), applied clear embossing powder and heat embossed them. I very rarely use colored embossing powders anymore… I like to stamp in colored ink, then stamp right over that in Versamark, apply clear embossing powder and heat emboss. This gets you virtually any color of embossing you could ever imagine! A very cool trick I learned a number of years ago. I trimmed the bike image and layered it on thick black foam for some hefty dimension. I trimmed the sentiment into a strip, layered it on black cardstock and adhered it to the bottom of the focal image.


I kept the inside very simple. I stamped the sentiment (from the same stamp set) in black ink and adhered a thin white strip layered on black cardstock across the bottom which added a little interest.


And one more look… super happy with how this turned out!


I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
Addicted To Stamps and More: #386 – Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge Blog: B is for Boy’s Card
Crafty Catz: #503 – Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesday: Weeks #436/437 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Strathmore Bristol smooth white cardstock, GKD Black Onyx cardstock scraps
Stamps: IndigoBlu Ride Long rubber stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts clear embossing powder, black Commotion Almost Leather

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

4 thoughts on “When life gets complicated… Ride”

  1. Such a great card – love the CAS black and white – and I’m also a fan of clear heat embossing over a coloured ink. Thank you for sharing and joining us at The Alphabet Challenge xx Lynda DT

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