Sale-A-Bration Pedal Pusher Times Two!

by Joanne James21. March 2016 11:23

Here I am with today's post that contains not one but two cards - a variation on a theme! There are only 11 more days left of this year's Sale-A-Bration with Stampin' Up! and I wanted to share with you a couple of cards I made with my most favourite of the second wave of limited-time products that you can receive free with a £45 spend - the Pedal Pusher stamp set. Both cards have been made with a couple of challenges in mind - the first for this week's colour challenge at Color Throwdown:

Having had Wisteria Wonder, a colour I don't use often, out on my desk for yesterday's Paper Players card, I couldn't fail to be inspired by the inspiration photo and decided to ink up my Pedal Pusher Sale-A-Bration stamp set for the first time:

I decided to use the Wisteria Wonder for my card base, but decided my bicycle should be red - somewhat ironic, as my actual bicycle is purple, but it's more of a Rich Razzleberry colour, so not one for this card. Anyway, I digress! I added a strip of Cucumber Crush 'Cherry on Top' designer washi tape horizontally across my card, stamping my bicycle above it, coloured with my Stampin' Write Markers, and my sentiment below it. I added some retired Wisteria Wonder baker's twine and a retired button from my stash to finish this card. 

The Pedal Pusher stamp set is just great for so many reasons - here's my top 3:

It's versatile - there are so many little pieces to customise your bicycle, including three sentiments all of which play on the tandem bicycle theme.

It's photopolymer - makes aligning all the pieces easy-peasy and allows for perfect stamping every time.

It's free - with a £45 spend before 31st March.

Here's the visual summary of the supplies used to make today's card for easy reference:

 

To demonstrate its versatility, for my second card I went a little more clean and simple and restricted my colour palette to white, Melon Mambo and Basic Black, adding an alternative sentiment and basket contents:

This time I coloured my bike using some Melon Mambo ink and my aquapainter and I also added a little clear Wink of Stella to my floating hearts for a nice shimmer. How cute is that?! The perfect card to let a friend know you are thinking of them. I'm linking this card up with the lovely ladies over at Less Is More this week, where the theme is 'what's outside your window'. Whilst I'm guessing a bicycle might not be the most obvious choice for some, now that Spring has sprung my bicycle will often be found outside my window - before I get on it and join my hubby and the James juniors for a long bike ride. With school holidays starting from tomorrow, I am hoping for lots of fine weather and the chance to indulge in this pleasant past time. 

Here's the visual summary of the supplies used to make the above card for easy reference:

 

That's all from me today; I'm off to squeeze in a quick trip to Ikea (if there is such a thing!) before going to watch Rebecca in her final school netball match of the season. Yesterday both James Juniors played basketball for school and were narrowly beaten into second place in their county qualifier, however Rebecca's club hockey match had a much more successful outcome, with her team earning a place at the U12 regional finals next month. Go Northampton Saints Hockey! The netball team cam third out of five in last week's inter-school netball tournament, so it would be nice for the girls to end the season with a win - here's hoping! 

Back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Card 1:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Card 2: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
 
 

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Sarah
SarahUnited Kingdom
21/03/2016 12:59:24 #

What gorgeous cards Joanne and loving the pink bike in particular ... proper girlie and a great take on the 'what's outside your window challenge'. Thanks for playing along at Less is More this week. Sarah x

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Esther
EstherUnited Kingdom
21/03/2016 13:04:12 #

What a fun stamp! I love both cards, but especially the pink you've used for the LIM challenge. Great entry!

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Kay Wallace
Kay WallaceUnited States
21/03/2016 14:39:19 #

What a delightful stamp and a perfect "answer" to the LIM challenge this week!  Love your Spring color palette, too!

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Sharon
SharonPortugal
21/03/2016 20:22:51 #

I love these cards Joanne. It is nice to see a bicycle as the subject of what is outside your window. Your second card is fabulous in that limited colour palette. It was lovely to see you at Less is More this week.
Sharon xx

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Lillian
LillianUnited States
22/03/2016 02:28:39 #

Stumbled upon your blog! it's SUPER CUTE! And inspires me to get crafting!

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Sid
SidUnited Kingdom
22/03/2016 18:02:46 #

Fab cards !!

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Sarah G
Sarah GUnited Kingdom
22/03/2016 19:05:18 #

Lovely designs and a great stamp - I like the idea of your bike being outside the window!  Thanks for sharing with us at Less Is More Smile

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Lori
LoriUnited States
23/03/2016 01:23:10 #

Two great designs!  Love the sweet bike image on both.  Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!

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anne
anneUnited Kingdom
26/03/2016 07:33:59 #

Fab use of the set Joanne and what a clever take on our theme!
Thanks so much for sharing.
Anne
"Less is More"

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Chrissie
ChrissieUnited Kingdom
28/03/2016 16:24:39 #

It's taken me a while to get around to seeing what's outside your window!
This is a great pair of cards Joanne... just love the simplicity!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

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