Seize the Birthday #219

 Seize the Birthday #219


Hello friend! Today I wanted to share a card I made for a child's birthday with the theme of travel in mind for the Seize the Birthday #219 Challenge. It was fun playing with the new(ish)-to-me Bicycle Builder Honey Cut set from Honey Bee Stamps. I also used Gina K's Master Layout 2 die set for the background layers of the card.

I spent a lot of time die cutting paper while making this card! Most of the dies used for this card were used multiple times--once for the part that you see, and two to three additional layers of scrap cardstock for dimension. So many pieces of die cut paper! So much liquid glue!

 Paper used:

  • Orange patterned paper for the bike frame and handle bars.

  • Card stock that I colored with a black marker for the tire and the center part of the tire

  • Simon Says Stamp's Holographic Paper for the bike spokes and handles

  • Brown patterned paper for the bike basket

  • Green patterned paper for the matte/border layer of the background

  • White cardstock for the background (I used this for ink blending) and the sentiment

Once I had die cut all of the pieces, I turned to the background. I die cut a white piece of cardstock with the second-largest stitched rectangular die from the Master Layout 2 die set and a piece of green patterned paper with the largest rectangular die from the same set. I ink blended some hills with a few different green inks using a stencil in my stash, and the clouds with the Rolling Clouds Stencil from My Favorite Things onto the white cardstock rectangle. I then glued this ink-blended panel to the green patterned paper rectangle. I then glued the parts of the bike together and glued them to the background. I ended up trimming the left-most part of the bike (that hung over the edge of the background panel. Then I stamped the sentiment with Catherine Pooler's Sea Glass ink and then die cut the sentiment with the corresponding die and then glued that to the panel. Finally, I added some water splatters across the panel to make the background a little more interesting.  

To finish the card, I glued the whole panel to a white card base. 

Thanks for reading!


  1. Such a fun summery Birthday card! I love the way you did the grass background and blue sky and the partial bicycle. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday and for using our topping.


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