Friday, May 16, 2014

Celebrating National Bike Month at Cut-it-Up!

Welcome to another Cut-it-up Challenge!  It is National Bike Month so we are celebrating with some bike themed cards.  How fun is that?!  It is one of the most original challenges I think I've ever played.  I know a few of you out there are bike fans and/or have spouses who like to bike, so I hope you'll enjoy this challenge too.  

Here in the Seattle area, there are lots of folks who bike to work, rain or shine. Don't count me among them...LOL!  So this card for NBM also includes a shout out to the Emerald CIty (aka Seattle).  Here is my take on the challenge.

I stamped my clouds on the white CS and then did a quick light blue wash in the sky.  I cut using two different city line dies.  The first is from Impress and includes the Seattle skyline and Space Needle.  The other city sky line is from Saavy Stamps.  I used a spectrum of greens to denote the Emerald City.  For my bicycle I used one of my bike paperclips that I picked up at World Market about a year ago.

So with that, I'll ask you to head over to Cut-it-up Challenge blog to check out the other inspiration and rules for the challenge.  If you choose to play (and we hope that you do!) you should know that the winner of the challenge will get a $10 gift certificate to Fleurette Bloom AND a sample of papers from The Robin's Nest.  If that doesn't entice you, I don't know what will. :)

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you are able to get on your bike and ride soon!

Entering this into:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday- Die Cut


Deepti said...

This is so fun, Love the gradient colors on the cityscape

Laura Sterckx said...

This is so pretty! I love the colors. The design is great and the sentiment matches the die cuts perfectly. :) Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog.

Creative M said...

Love the fun bike and super cute color that you chose! Love green!
Super cute card.
Have a wonderful day,
*Crafting With Creative M*

Lisa said...

I like your layered cityscape!

Anonymous said...

I love the bike paper clip! How clever!! This is such a cute card. Glad you enjoyed the challenge!! And congratulations for getting on the SOUS Design Team!!


Heather said...

A fabulous card - a lovely cityscape and I love how you've graded the dies and a great bicycle!!!

Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Heather xx

Betty Wright said...

I just love your cityscape! Fabulously done!

Kim M said...

Very nice, love the dies. CIU Design Team.

cm said...

I've fallen behind in commenting, bu there I am *waving*! Your city scene is lovely and the bike in front...well, we know my response. Swooning...FABulous!