Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Wheelie Happy Birthday

Hi all ....Sorry I have not been bloging but have really busy what with half term and DH coming home with a bad knee which needs surgery. My Mo-Jo has gone out the window. I have all these new stamps to play with I have been sat looking at them but done very little. however did mange to make this one useing Barbra Greys Clarity stamps Brayering masking Hovering and plotting! may send this to my fave Auntie it's her birthday on the 30 June. Hope she like's it and I hope you do too.


Adirondack Lettuce
Adirondack Cloudy blue
 Adirondack Pitch black
Clarity Coated Card cut to A6
Wheelie Happy Birthday set By Clarity Stamps.
Trees by The Italian framer set Clarity Stamps again
Berry red
Pink Carnation
Black thin pointed permanent maker to run round the edge.
Copy Paper
Cardstock for matting and layering 
White Card
Strip of ribbon
Masking tape

Tape around card with masking tape to give a border.
 Ink stamp sentiment with pitch black Adirondack and stamp onto on copy paper then position over the coated card and stamp at the bottom using second generation ink. Ink the bicycle blot it on copy paper and stamp that too.   Make a mask of the bicycle on a post it note and cut and place over the bike then ink the flowers blot them on copy paper again and position over the basket stamp them. make a mask and cover the flowers also, wait for all the ink to dry before starting to brayer. Taking a piece of copy paper tare or rip it till you have a piece that resembles a couple of hills place over card where you think you want the hills to be.  Inking the brayer and rolling spinning off twice on copy paper do one of Barbara Grey's now Famous Wheelies start to brayer off the card coming slowly inwards to make the sky. do the same with the grass but remember to clean brayer off before you ink up lettuce green Using the other piece of copy paper that you used for the hills the top part should now match were  the sky is covering it exactly. Ink brayer roll off and put the lettuce where the grass should be.  Remove masks and when ink is dry colour bike in red and flowers in whatever colours you chooseI have added the colours of my choice but of course it's up to you. when dry add two trees for interest and there you have it one topper ready to be matted and layered Job Done


  1. Just found your blog Bernie, so I am now a member. Love this card , take care and I will pop back soon. X

  2. Goodness me, you do have patience. It's a great card. I love the bike and the way you've created the background. The sentiment is perfect.
    I'm now following you, I'd love you to visit me at x