Bike Ride – Happy Paths

Happy Tuesday and welcome to the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge (#394) and the Facebook Case-ing Tuesday Sketch challenge (#366).   It is fun when you are on a design team, and you are able to combine challenges creating synergy.

For Hand Stamped Sentiments, I opted for the upper left inspiration photograph and selected the Bicycle.  The wonderful Caravan from the free Tree Lot Dies in the Sale-a-bration Brochure (with a qualifying purchase) that coordinates with the new Trees for Sale stamp set in the July-December Mini Catalog is so very popular at the moment. I do have plans to use them soon but took a dive in to my retired stamp sets to give you an alternate idea.

To accommodate the Bicycle, I flipped the vertical Case-ing Tuesday sketch to the horizontal position.

Additional challenges: Color – As you See It (#279) and Themes: Make My Monday (#179) and Inspiration Station (#34).

Here is the result: 



  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Orchid Oasis cardstock.
  • Background Panel: (5¼” x 4”) Basic White cardstock dry-embossed with the Gingham Embossing Folder.
  • Cross Strip: (5” x 1½”) Orchid Oasis Striped pattern piece of paper from the 2022/2023 In-Color Collection Designer Series Paper pack.
  • Focal Panel: (4” x 2¾”) Basic White cardstock.
    • The Straight-Line image from the retired Gorgeous Grunge stamp set was stamped with Petal Pink ink across the bottom.
    • The Speckled image from the retired Seascape stamp set was stamped with Crumb Cake ink over the Petal Pink Lines.
    • Completing the Ground, the Pebbled die from the retired Build a Bike Framelits Dies set was embossed across the bottom as well.
  • Focal Image – Bicycle: Basic White, Petal Pink and Orchid Oasis cardstock scraps and the retired Bike Ride stamp set.
    • Bike Frame: Stamped with Starry Sky ink
    • Handles, Bike Seat and Pedal: Stamped with Polished Pink ink
    • Wheels: Spoked with 2nd Generation (stamped off once) Orchid Oasis ink and Rim with Polished Pink Ink.
    • Picnic Basket: Outline stamp stamped with Crumb Cake ink and In-Fill stamp with Petal Pink ink on to Petal Pink cardstock.
    • All of these elements along with the Front Basket, Picnic Basket Carrier and Handle Tassels were die-cut with the coordinating dies in the Build a Bike Framelits Dies set.
  • Accent Pennants: Petal Pink, Polished Pink, Orchid Oasis and Starry Sky cardstock scraps were die-cut with the little Pennant die, also in the same die set.
  • Sentiment Label: (1⅝” x ⅝”) Starry Sky cardstock scrap.
    • The sentiment, May all your paths lead to happiness, from the retired By the Bay stamp set felt most appropriate for this scene.  The sentiment was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with White Embossing Powder.

The Bicycle was built and added to the Focal Panel.  The Picnic Basket was popped up with Dimensionals.  The Background Panel was adhered, the Cross Strip was adhered and then the Focal Panel was added to the card base.  The Mini Pennants were draped and the Sentiment Label was then also popped up with Dimensionals completing the card.

What can be better than packing a Picnic Basket on a Summer’s Day and heading out on your Bicycles to your favorite spot?  Anyway, that is what the inspiration photograph suggested to me…

I am really looking forward to seeing what you create for these two challenges. Sketches are a great way to start, and inspiration boards are another. Please join us!

Thanks for spending some of your time with me.  Cheers,  Jolanda.

Need a card? Ask me and I can create one for you.  Want the supplies to create your own, let me know and I can help you with that too!

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The new Holiday Catalog has arrived and Sale-a-bration is in full swing.  Lots of lovely new things.

Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

10 thoughts on “Bike Ride – Happy Paths

  1. dear friend -this is such a throwback, I remember this stamp set and it’s perfect for using it at MMM outdoor theme! You did a wonderful job creating colors and scene. Thank you for joining us!

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  2. Eee, I LOVE this, Jolanda! I still have this awesome bike, what a great way to play our colors here at As You See IT – so glad to have you! Perfect placement! And of course, you are an amazing inspiration at HSS, too – so glad to have you on the team!

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  3. This is just lovely, Jolanda! I really like the textures you’ve layered up: the bike tread on the path, the background embossing, the pinstripe DSP that looks like fabric, the way the tyres are stamped to look textured – just great! Thanks for joining in with us again at As You See It Challenge.

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  4. I love your colourful bicycle Jolanda – so many interesting details on this card and I love the textural elements too. Thanks for sharing with us over at As You See It this week!

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  5. Jolanda, your bike looks great in our colours. I love the thought you put into its creation with the great texture on the tires and the tracks on the ground. Then the sentiment works perfectly as well! Thanks for getting colourful with us at As You See It!

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