Mar 20, 2014

A Spring Themed Birthday Card

Hello, sweet friends.  Julie O here today from Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers. It's the first day of Spring: time for long walks, a little gardening, and bike rides.  Well, at least it should be.  But we still have about 2 feet of snow on the ground so it'll be awhile yet.  But I'm hopeful.
I have a good friend who loves to ride bike.  And I mean RIDE.  She and her husband take week-long bike trips.  They are heading for Spain in a few weeks to bike that country. So, when she recently celebrated her birthday, I wanted a bike/Spring theme to her card.  But she also likes vintage.  So, here's the finished product:

I used some retired papers from Close To My Heart that I've been hanging onto for a project just like this.  I bought them several years ago for their bicycle/vintage theme, and I still like them.  The image stamp is a Unity Stamp Company Stamp.  That piece of really great jute ribbon? It's from 3 Girl JAM. I used some Tim Holtz distress inks on the stamped image.  Then, I layered various papers behind it using Spellbinders dies.  The "celebrate" sentiment is a retired CTMH stamp. 
I hope you liked my vintage/birthday/spring themed card.  It was very fun to make!
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  1. I want to ride my bicycle…I want to ride my bike! Love this card, Julie…stamp, ribbon and colors..perfect match up!

  2. Julie, this is such a neat card. I love the vintage feel. Thanks for sharing it with us.