|Stamps: Paper Trey (Pedal Pusher set), Clear & Simple (border stamp)
Paper: Paper Trey cardstock (white)
Ink: SU (Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Night of Navy), Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Accessories: bicycle die (Paper Trey), black gemstones, foam dots
I’d had this 5×5 card base setting on my work table for a couple days, complete with the border stamp image in the middle. I grabbed it when I realized it was a navy pattern…perfect for a masculine card! This particular friend has always been active and, up until last year, was able to run for exercise! Since a knee replacement, he purchased a new bike (much more stylish than this one, of course) and has taken up more biking. His favorite color happens to be red and he & his wife were once the owners of a cute pup that he still talks about from time to time. I was able to include these favorites into his card, thanks to a bicycle set from Paper Trey!
The bicycle and puppy were die cut, stamped and assembled fairly easily and then popped up with foam dots over the border strip. I added black gemstones to the center of the wheels. The inside simply says, “keep pedaling.”
DH spent most of Saturday working on the bathroom installation in the basement and then took the older two boys biking. Yesterday, we spent a good portion of the day with several friends from our church. We have a new couple that has two boys close in age to two of ours, so we got to spend a little time with them when the rest of the group had gone home. So fun and, I must say, little boys are pretty amusing to watch!