Are you ready to go on a creative journey with me? I’m going to take you on a road trip with some adventures along the way!
I’ve had the One Wild Ride Stamp Set (item 141724) since the annual catalog came out last June. I love it. Maybe a little too much! The images are so very my style. Crisp and detailed, yet a bit distressed. Eclectic and well-suited to many techniques. I could not wait to have it in my hot little hands!
And there it sat until this spring. It is definitely time to take this set out for a spin . . . or four.
There are many motorcycle riders in my family. I am not one . . . yet. But I sure would love to have some fantastic cards to send to those who DO love them so much. So here we go!
This first card uses the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item 143537) to create tire tracks diagonally across part of the card. Crumb Cake (item 120953), Basic Black (item 121045), and Vellum 8-1/2" x 11" (item 101856) Cardstocks make this a rather masculine-looking card. I was thrilled with how crisp the motorcycle image looked stamped in Archival Black ink (140931) on the oval Stitched Shapes Framelits (item 145372) die cut. The motorcycle image just fits in the largest oval.
The distressed stamp helped add some interest to the Crumb Cake Cardstock panel stamped in Crumb Cake ink (item 126975) with the "Route 66" image.
I almost have a compulsion when it comes to stitching on my cards, and this card was no exception! I think this card needed it, though. It really ties everything together. However, I think this card would look fine without the stitching if that’s not how you roll. LOL.
Inside the card, I stamped the greeting in Archival Black ink and the tire tread in Crumb Cake ink. I also added a little stamped-off distressed image in Crumb Cake ink.
Then I had to play with some watercoloring. I put down some water on a Watercolor Paper (item 122959) panel, then dropped some Lemon Lime Twist (item 144086), Powder Pink (item 144084), and Fresh Fig ink (item 144082) in the wet area with an Aqua Painter (item 103954). The Heat Tool (item 129053) made quick work of drying it. After that I added some clean water spatters that I dabbed off, then some more Lemon Lime Twist and Fresh Fig ink spatters.
After that was dry, I stamped the motorcycle image in Archival Black ink on the watercolored panel.
I stamped the sentiment in Archival Black ink on Vellum 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock; then I clear heat-embossed it and trimmed it off to size.
I added more stitching before adhering the panel to a Whisper White 8-1/2" x 11" Thick Cardstock (item 140272) base using Fast Fuse Adhesive (item 129026).
While you are spattering, you may want to spatter the inside of the card and finish the sentiment with Archival Black ink.
Next up is a card with some sunset/sunrise colors. This one uses the ghosting technique on 8-1/2" x 11" Glossy White Cardstock (item 144240). There are so many fantastic techniques you can do on this cardstock!
Ghosting is so simple. You just stamp your image in VersaMark (item 102283) on the Glossy White Cardstock, then sponge or brayer ink over the panel. No heat embossing, no waiting for it to dry. Just go for it! The Versamark dries very quickly on glossy cardstock, as does Classic Stampin’ ink. So fun!
I started with Peekaboo Peach ink (item 141398) in the center of the panel, then added Flirty Flamingo ink (item 141397) on the bottom, overlapping a bit with the Peekaboo Peach. Then I added Daffodil Delight ink (item 126944) to the top, also overlapping with the Peekaboo Peach. So smooth!
I had started to stitch around this panel when it was 4" x 5-1/4", but my bobbin thread ran out, so I had to trim it way down! Enter the thin Early Espresso Cardstock (item 119686) mat. Looks good, don't you think?
I used the awesome Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies (item 143725) to create the vellum doily behind the sentiment. Sigh, I am in love with those thinlits!
The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso (item 126974) ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock, then punched out with the Best Badge Punch (item 140633) and popped up using Stampin’ Dimensionals (item 104430). You know we’re getting Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (item 144108) in the new catalog, right?! So excited!
I made this card the same way, but changed the colors for a masculine look. I used Dapper Denim (item 141394), Emerald Envy (item 141396), and Lemon Lime Twist with Archival Basic Gray (item 140932) inks and a Smoky Slate Cardstock (item 131202) mat. The circle behind the Best Badge Punch is from Stitched Shapes, another die set that will never get old for me!
Both of these cards have an ombre motorcycle inside. I inked up with the lightest color, then sponged the other two colors on the stamp before making my impression.
So what do you think? Can you see yourself using this stamp set? I think I’ve just scratched the surface of what can be done with it!
2017 Artisan Design Team
I love each of these! The ghosting technique is one of my favorites--but I would not have thought about using it for the motorcycle--love how it turned out on your card and love the ombre on the inside. Did I over use "love"?
These are great, Tanya!
OMG I love them! I ride and I HAVE this set!! Thanks for the inspiration!
Love love love
Love what you did with your cards! Lots of dedicated Harley rider fans in my family. This is a great set but I do have to switch out the cycle for genuine HD stamps or I would be in trouble.
This is a great twist on a well loved set in my collection-love the bright colors! And I'm with you, not a rider....yet! This set just makes me want to drive a big bike! TFS
Tanya these are awesome! LOVE the ombre motorcycle and the stitching! Totally my favorites!