Tuesday, August 23, 2016

CTMH Flower Market - Bike Card

I wish I would have had access to this nice little bicycle years ago when I did a LAYOUT of my mom and dad back in 2009 but back in those days *okie thinks that sounds funny saying back in those days since it was only 7 years ago* but I did not and I had to make a bicycle out of what was available to me and that meant using the George cartridge and it's basic shapes to design a bicycle. 

Fast forward to today and this great bicycle cut can be found on the CTMH FLOWER MARKET cartridge and I couldn't wait to cut it once I saw it. The problem was that I had to think of something to use it for and obviously a card was the choice I made. 

I cut the bicycle a little bigger than I had intended and that is due to me...yep, you guessed it - still not use to using Design Space for figuring out what I want to cut *okie isn't sure she will ever get use to the program*

I really should have cut the little flowers a different color but when I did cut them I didn't know I would be using orange for the mat of the card. The darker flowers were a lighter orange and it just looked washed out so I hit them with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze to help break up the color a little. The green fluff is Flower Soft and I love this stuff to add dimension and embellishment. 

The "HI THERE" is a sentiment that came with the CTMH FLOWER MARKET collection and I inked the "HI" and stamped and then inked the "THERE" and stamped so I could put a little bit of a curve to match the banner. The banner is also from the cartridge and I cut it about in half and used the piece I cut off to go behind the stamped sentiment. The pole, well it's actually a stem image from the cartridge. I was looking for something to use as a pole and when I saw the single stem I opted for it and I liked how it had a slight curve to make it look like it was blowing in the wind a little. 

I'm having a lot of fun with this cartridge and am looking at more images on the cartridge so I can see what else I can make. 

If you would like to order this cartridge just go to CTMH FLOWER MARKET COLLECTION


  1. So cute, I love the size you made it. Jeep working at it you will get used to DS

  2. Another really cute card, love that bike!

  3. Love this! Thank you for sharing!

  4. What a cute card Shirley! I love that you added that stem for a pole and the banner-clever idea and it completes the bike as well as gives a place for the sentiment. I am looking forward to seeing what else you make using this cartridge. It is looking like a must have! Hugs, Brenda

  5. I love everything about this card ... what great detail on the bike, on the flowers, the frame and even the little flag.