This past week was my son-in-law, Stephen's, birthday. When I spotted this cute 3-D looking bike at Hobby Lobby, I knew it was the perfect component to use on his birthday card. 'cause, you see, he (and his emily and Stella) are bigtime bicyclists.
The background of this card had been one of my random Project Life Card picks, and it had me stymied. The card consisted of the two rows of green hexagons with the huge BLANK white space between.
When I placed the bike in part of the white space, it all clicked immediately. Sure, the components of the scene are somewhat mixed up and a little caterwonky, but it all seemed to work just right.
The squared-off sunshine was created with an old Stampin' Up! stencil (with the various pieces traced and cut out). The center of the sun is a circle punched from some retired DSP, but I loved the crazy design of it!. The row of flowers that Stephen and his family were biking by are little scalloped circle punched flowers from another old DSP.
Attaching the bike to the card front with several Glue Dots held it in place admirably. (I will have to check with Stephen that it arrived via the USPS all intact.)
The clouds were so much fun -- and so easy! -- to create! I used two sizes of retired scalloped circle punches to punch out a couple of templates. I randomly held these templates over the white space, and sponged haphazardly across the tops of the scallops with a light blue ink. Aren't they adorable and fluffy?
Aw heck. Another photo of Stephen's birthday card:
Hope your birthday was fabulous, Stephen!