Friday, November 18, 2016

Bicycle love.

Card inspired by this card - found on Pinterest and from

Another commissioned anniversary card, for cyclists - so I adapted the inspiration card to include 2 bikes and used the dies that I had to achieve a similar look.

Hearts from Spellbinders Nesties - Classic Hearts.
Bikes from Marianne Creatables CR0394
Birch trees from IO Dies 079-U
Landscape using Joy Mery's Christmas Tree Border as a mask.

Distress Inks are Stormy Sky and Seedless Preserves blended.

Quick drive by die review!
  • All my Nesties dies work with one run through the cuttlebug, I've had them forever, and they cut perfectly.
  • The Birch Trees from IO are quite intricate and took two passes through the cuttlebug to pop out cleanly. I was cutting card though, they would only require one cut normally. This die is almost new and cut really well.
  • The Landscape die I used as a mask from Joy cut perfectly first time. It's almost new and was impressively precise and immediate.
  • The Bikes from Marianne are also new, and one took 12 passes through the cuttlebug (with extra paper to tighten the process) and some scissor work after, the other took 14 passes. It is a fiddly design and I was cutting card but I think it's not a good start for a new die!


  1. This is so adorable, woud be great for me and my hubby hihi as we have a bicicle store :)
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

  2. Really beautiful card, Annabel! I love the colours of your background, and the combination of dies is really great!

  3. Hello, Annabel! This is gorgeous! I love how you created a little scene inside the heart aperture! I enjoyed reading about your experiences with these dies too!

  4. love the idea of the two bicycles together, also the background makes them really pop. Lots of hugs, Marion

  5. Wowsers what a stunner, love the background colours xx