Card Recognition

Saturday, May 12, 2012

coffee & bicycle cards

Life is good... so I started my day off reading a few card blogs while drinking some coffee and I saw ~amy~'s card and thought, "that's a great idea, I should CASE that card."  But, being the challenge junkie that I am (and that's a nice nod to the queen of challenges Ms. ~amy~), I decided to use the Paper Smooches Hot Concoctions set so I could play along with the latest Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge and I added a doily for the Moxie Fab World "Doilies and Lace Challenge."  And lastly, Pam's challenge on 365 Cards this week was "Colorful, Coffee and Classy", and while this isn't the most colorful coffee card, I think the doily certainly adds a classy element.

But since ~amy~ was making a last minute mother's day card with her coffee card I realized that I too needed to make one for my mom-- and she's definitely not buying a drip coffee from Starbucks every morning like ~amy~'s mom.  So, I made a more appropriate card for my mom-- a bike card.  I used the new Embellish challenge colors and bike theme.  I used some fun textured scrap paper from Paper Source for the bike and paper pieced the whole bike in one piece.

And... I'm starting to feel a bit better- after jet lag & work, I got a day off and promptly came down with a cold.  I'm now well enough to at least notice the messes that we have been creating in the last week, we'll see if I'm feeling up to actually doing anything about them before I start my work week tomorrow.  Not sure if there's an appropriate comment for my space below...  Anyone want to challenge me to post an after photo?  

Materials: Paper Smooches Hot Concoctions, SRM Sticker, Tim Holtz embossing folder, Tim Holtz distress inks tumbled glass and story skies, Authentique patterned paper, doily, grey card stock, recycled take out coffee holder, Versafine black ink, vellum, PTI photo finishers die

Bike Card: Practicing Creativity The Whole Cycle, PTI Mailbox Greetings cloud, PTI Fillable Frames sentiment, Paper Source patterned paper, Versafine black ink, PTI simply chartreuse ink, Tim Holtz tumbled glass, & antique linen, PTI kraft card stock, sharpie black marker


Marlena M. said...

I love your bike! Meticulous paper!

~amy~ said...

*life is good*
I love how fun is your super fabulous coffee card?!!!!!! Way to multi-task and get some challenges tackled too. Funny that you made your Momma a Mother's Day card too...I {heart} the colorful bike:) I actually have a pink beach cruiser:)

Me Me Me...I challenge you to post an after photo...muwahahaha....Girl, your space isn't even 1/2 as bad as my downstairs is...and NO, I'm not posting a pic...someone will report me to the Hoarders show.oy.

So here's to a fabulous weekend and I hope you are wonderfully spoiled tomorrow:)

Rebecca Deeprose said...

I want a bike like that!!! Mess, hmmm, you're just getting started!

Rose said...

first off let me just say that it is impossible to keep up with the challenge queen ~amy~ lol

your coffee card is super, love that embossing folder.
super fun bike card :)
was patting you on the back for the "paint job" you gave it then saw you used one piece of cool paper. way to go :)

hope your cold is gone and you feel better.
your craft area looks like it has been being used, just like a craft room should :)
i challenge you to post the before and after photos together (might give Amy some inspiration! lol)

:( nothing by Mr. Ben in this post??? *wink wink*

Karen B. said...

You are such a GOOD multi-tasker, I admire that quality in you. Two fun cards, the color on the first is absolutely divine!

Virginia L. said...

Both cards are lovely, Erin! The composition on the first one is fabulous! The bike card is absolutely charming! Happy Mother's Day!

Lynn said...

Life is certainly good...I love both your cards...and I'm not challenging you to anything. Today is your day for relaxing and pampering!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SOOOO fun! I LOVE the embossing and I LOVE the coffee cup! Great take on this challenge! THANKS for playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge;)

helena said...

The in the Barrel3-speed geatures a simple-minded color scheme with a complex geometric frame design to form the utopia of cruisers Comfort Bikes.


Quip1320 said...

Such a cute bike!!

Wida said...

I came to gett a closer look at what I thought was going to be some cool inking technique, but paper piercing??? No way! I would have had ended up with a unicycle because of all the bad cutting.

Teresa Zuehls said...

Cute cards! Love the embossed background on your first card. TFS