Card Share: Enjoy the Ride

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My best friend’s nephew is getting married and I wanted to bust out my Bicycle Built for Two stamp and die set and see what kind of card might shake out.

And what shook out? Oh, that’s easy: cuteness.

Seriously though. I know you might look at me and think, “But Cathy doesn’t like cuteness,” and I would have to say you are just a tiny bit mistaken, because whenever I see anything from Lawn Fawn, a small stream of drool falls from the corner of my mouth as I stare, awestruck and completely overwhelmed by the cuteness.

This card requires very little technique! I created my own stencil using a Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Die and some acetate, and then I just watched this video from Jennifer McGuire on how to make a cloud background using a stencil. Easy peasy Mac and Cheesy.

I think the results are pretty dang… cute.


I stamped all the images using my Mini Misti and set out to do some Copic coloring. I’m really still finding my sea legs with Copics and for me, simple color choices are best. Notice how the bike is mostly gray? That is called keeping it simple.

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My Copic collection is growing and how awesome is that marker holder from Organize More? My dream is to have it filled to the brim one day with many more Copics. And yes, I have already told Dan that all I want for Christmas is a gift card to Simon Says Stamp.

Just wanted to share this little card today. I am getting so much use out of my Lawn Fawn basics, the Stitched Rectangle dies and some of their border dies, like the ones I used here. I have both sizes of the Stitched Rectangle dies and I usually cut the largest one to serve as the base, which I then adhere to a folded 5.5 x 4.25 card. Works like a charm and the cards are so nice and substantial.

Note: ladies, I have since placed my other markers in a drawer laying flat, in case you’re worried! 

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Cathy ZielskeCard Share: Enjoy the Ride

6 Comments on “Card Share: Enjoy the Ride”

  1. #2
    Michelle

    Cathy, I am still getting my feet wet, so to speak, with card making and don’t have many supplies yet. I have some stamps but am not ready to start investing in Copic markers. Any other suggestions of marker sets that work to do basic coloring? Thanks! P.S. I am LOVING all the cards you are making! That is partly what is inspiring me to get more into card making! 🙂

    1. #2.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Hey Michelle! You could look at Tombow Markers! That is what I did to start, but… I will tell you that I was not as happy with the results, so I decided to start in on Copics. I felt like the Copics made it easier to blend for a novice like myself. That said, i did buy this set of Tombows: https://ldli.co/e/2e219. They come in Primary and Secondary colors and are much more affordable!

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