May 1, 2013

Motorbike Birthday

Happy Wednesday and Happy Birthday to my sweetie Mike.

I sent out another family challenge to Barb and Judy and they have once again agreed to joining in the fun. This time around the technique challenge is Joseph's Coat, see the video below.

I chose to make Mike’s birthday card using this technique. I created the background using different shades of grey and even added in some Frost and Pewter shimmer spritz. I then heat embossed with motorbikes stamps and clear embossing powder, I must admit I had no idea where I was stamping :) as I could not see the versamark once it was stamped but to my amazement I only overlapped in one small area. I then used Memento black ink to colour in the background, I like how it turned out although it is hard to see the background patterned behind the bike details.
For the center panel I heat embossed the motorbike with clear embossing powder and again inked the panel with black. I also added a little texture with an embossing folder.

The white of the twine was a little too bright so I ran blender tool with black ink over it a few times to ‘dirty’ it up a little. I used a small ribbon guide with the twine then finished with the sentiment.
Supplies: Natural white, black and silver card stock, Stampin' Up!-Birthday Whimsy, Great Impressions - Motorbike, Inkadinkado-Motorbike, misc twine, Shimmer Spritz - Frost & Pewter, Making Memories ribbon guide, embossing folder.
Stop by Barb and Judy's blogs to see what projects they have created using this same technique.


  1. Fabulous masculine card!! Love the ribbon slide and twine treatment! tfs

  2. wow ...awesome your card. You nailed the challenge. Mike is going to love it. Happy Birthday your honey is going to spoil you rotten. Thanks for sharing for the challenge Nina ...can't wait for the next one.


  3. Awesome Masculine card!! Love it alot.
    The details are so great I want the stamp now!

    Thanks for you comments on my card as well.

    Have a super day!

  4. So wonderfully masculine. I love that you even toned down the twine!!

  5. Happy Birthday to Mike!

    Ha, Sis, you proved the video wrong because your stamp is really quite involved and it still turned out perfect. What a sophisticated card! I'm sure he will love it. I think he should tape it to his bike in a clear sleeve for display *snort*

    Love the papers and I know we're not seeing the full shimmer you've got going on.

    Thanks for pushing our creativity!

    ♥ Big Sis

  6. Fantastic card for your sweetie!! That's a neat technique! I'm off to check the link!

  7. Good afternoon Nina:)
    Happy Belated Birthday to your Mike.:) I bet HE LOVED his card! That is so COOL!:) I LOVE the way you embossed the center panel...makes it stand out from the rest of the card.I will have to try that idea.;)

    Have a fantastic weekend my friend.:)