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A Simple Note Card with Sure Do Love You

Color Fusers Blog Hop for February 2018

Welcome to the February Color Fusers Blog Hop.  I'm so glad you are here!  You might have just come from Beverlee's post or maybe you are just starting.  Whichever, you'll want to visit each site on the hop.  Today our color palette consists of Real Red, Powder Pink, Smoky Slate, and Basic Gray.  These are such soft colors and then there is that blast of Real Red.

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I wanted to make a Valentine's card since it is Frbruary and the colors are perfect.  I've also been challenging myself to use some of the stamp sets I haven't used.  You don't have any of those, right?  I love the stamp set Bike Ride, but I was intimidated by it.  I just wasn't sure I could put a bike together.  I found that this set is just plain easy to use!  Here is my card.

Bike Ride for the Color Fusers Luv 2 Create

Let me start off by saying that I used a lot of products.  Sometimes I just like to show how our products go so well together even when not planned that way.

Start with a base of Thick Whisper White cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4 and folded.  Use that bone folder to make a nice crease.

The card base is covered with Powder Pink circles.  This circle came from the Waterfront stamp set.  You could also use a Sponge Dauber.  Some of our other sets also have circles, too.  These are stamped randomly.  Don't forget to let some of them go off the sides of the paper.

There is a layer of Powder Pink card stock.  It is 3 x 4 1/4.

The next layer is Basic Gray measuring 2 3/4 x 4.  I used the Embossing Paste from the Annual catalog, the Palette Knives, and the Pattern Party Decorative Masks to lay down some texture.  Add a drop or two of the Smoky Slate inker and mix it in the paste.  I think the brick wall background is perfect.  Be sure to wash your supplies immediately before they dry!

The bike is stamped in three parts, the main frame, and the two wheels.  Cut it out using the Build a Bike Framelits Dies.  Glue together.  Why did I ever think that would be hard?  Attach the bike with dimensionals.  I let part of it hang off of the center rectangle.

The balloons are made using the Sure Do Love You Bundle.  The hearts are stamped in Real Red and cut out with the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies.  Attach some of the Silver Baker's Twine to each heart with a glue dot.  There is another glue dot behind the handle bars of the bike.  Attach the other end of the twine and trim.  I did place the bike where I wanted, made a mark where I wanted the strings to end, took the bike away and added the glue dot.  So I'm saying that you should attach the balloons and then the bike, I guess.  The balloons are on dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the Petal Palette stamp set.  I colored it in with the Basic Gray and the Real Red Stampin' Write Markers.  Punch out with the Classic Label Punch.  The left end is on dimensionals and the right end is attached with snail.

Bike Ride and Sure Do Love You

So there you have it.  Quite pretty!  I hope you will try it.  I challenge you to get out a set you haven't used and just use it!  Let me know what you make!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will continue on the hop.  Next up is Katie!

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paola phillips

Oh my gosh! What an absolutely adorable card!

Jo Anne Hewins

Thank you, Paola. I made myself use Bike Ride. I was really easy once I tried it!

Melissa Kerman

I love your card. It's so playful with the flying hearts and that bike is super cute!

Kat Spencer

Melissa, I totally agree! The way Jo Anne put the balloons flying back look like the bike is just zooming along. I almost can feel the breeze on my face now! It is just so sweet!!! ;-)

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks, Melissa. It was fun to make.

Jo Anne Hewins

How kind you are Kat. Thanks so much!

Barb Mullikin

Jo Anne, this is adorable, I love the bike!

Beth Queen

Hi Jo Anne,
Love how you used the colors. You made a cute valentine card that would work well for male or female receivers. The bike was a great idea and I agree that the flying hearts just makes the card come together.

Jo Anne Hewins

Thank you, Barb.

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks so much, Beth. That's high praise coming from you! I do appreciate it!

Debbie Henderson

You are so clever to use the hearts as balloons, such a beautiful card!

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks so much, Debbie. I appreciate your kind comments.

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