Sunday, 1 May 2016

Vintage bicycle

I must be getting better - my fingers are ink-stained once more!!! There's something very therapeutic about crafting, isn't there?

For this card I used a penny-farthing bicycle stamp that is part of a steampunky set my OH got me last year. In the interests of my continued clear-out, I decided instead of die cutting my own shapes, I would use a couple of the shapes from an old Kanban kit that I bought before I had a die cutting machine.

I stamped the penny-farthing using Vintage Sepia Versafine and edged the shape with Walnut Stain DI. Then I used the DI direct-to-paper (goodness, I've not done that for aeons!) over the large shape, and overstamped it using the Versafine and a large stipple stamp from The Gentleman Crafter.

The ribbon is from my stash and the cogs cut with a Docrafts die set.

I am sharing this with
Shopping Our Stash - Think Ink
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
Inkspirational -Vehicles


  1. Love the way you had the perfect ribbon to match. A great masculine card. Glad to hear you're feeling up to getting inky again. Cara x

  2. What a fantastic male card Jane. I really like what you've done with the frame. That ribbon really is lovely. Barbxx

  3. Now I really want to buy that DIES Jane
    hmmmm I have to look your mail again
    this card really manly clever design and I love your idea for the Vehicle challenge
    will be a winner card
    Lovvee this manly card from You Jane
    see you at CWS challenge #2 ...we have an easy theme again

  4. Forget to tell
    Many thanks for playing along with us this week at ATSM
    Monika (DT Member)

  5. Love the vintage sepia tones, perfect for your design. And what a great masculine card.
    Thanks fro sharing at ATSM this week, Anita
    (PS. I spotted a Bicycle theme challenge at The Paper Players and they have a maximum link up of 4 so you should be able to link up there too!)

  6. Beautiful card with vintage feel! I love the monochrome look. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

  7. Love the monochrome colours and the various elements to your design Jane, they really work together.
    Thanks for joining us at ATSM. :)


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