Sunday, September 20, 2009


The fourth prompt for the 15 - 21 year old guy card challenge is up at Stamp Haven. Wheels. Bicycles, cars, motorcycles, skates and skateboards, trucks and tanks. Do you remember the sense of freedom having your own (or access to) wheels gave you? To get on your bike and ride away without the cautioning voice of your parents in your ears? The cache' of a driver's license? The speed at which your skateboard took you out of reach? As old and gray as I have become I do remember. I don't have stamps for this these so I needed to branch out. This skateboarder is a ding bat. No not THAT kind of ding bat ;-) A font of images rather than letters. This one is called 4yeoSports and is free at I colored cardstock with a brayer and Kaleidacolor ink plus a touch of Distress ink and let it dry. Then I ran it through the printer and voila, Skateboarder! Sentiment was printed out too.
Back when I was young our family really had a copper colored Mustang. It was a trip down memory lane to make this one. The image is a coloring page offered as a freebie by Dover Publications. I sized it and printed it out twice. The card was colored, cut out and covered with Diamond Glaze before being popped up with foam on the card.

The cyclist here is clip art I've had on the computer for so long I can't remember where I first found it. I printed him out, colored with Prismacolor pencils and added him to the card. The metal embellishments were punched from an aluminum can and embossed using a Cuttlebug embossing folder. They are attached with eyelets. So I hope you feel inspired to create some paper wheels! Look beyond the obvious for images to use. Have fun.

1 comment:

Shar said...

I love all your free-wheeling cards! Great art! What a wonderful variety!