Masculine Valentine

My husband has a Honda Shadow motorcycle, which is a big touring bike.  I’m his bike bunny.  While I’ve ridden the bike around the yard, I’m scared to death to ride on the open road. I’d rather sit on the back and hold him tight!!!  

While looking on for inspiration, I found these two great cards – here and here – oldies but goodies.  Using this retired Motorcycle stamp from 2010 and the masking and sponging techniques, I gave this card a fresh look with the sentiment from Going Global stamp set and the tire track image from One Wild Ride stamp set.


The colors are Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White.  To color the bike, I used my blender pen with some ink squished on the lid of my Real Red ink pad.  Other items used are:  Sweetheart punch, dimensionals and sponges.  

To create the mask, first stamp the bike image on a post-it note.  The stamped image should overlap the area on the backside of the post-it note that is sticky.  Use paper snips to carefully cut out the bike.  Next stamp the “right” bike on your cardstock, in the lower right corner about 1/2 inch up and 1/2 inch to the right.  Now, cover the “right” bike image with the post-it note image.  Then, stamp the “left” bike image slightly higher and to the left of the first bike.  The post-it note will protect the first image when stamping the second image.  Remove the post-it note.

Note:  the thickness of the post-it note paper may cause the second bike to “stop short” of the first image.  Use a fine tip marker to extend any lines that gap between the bikes.  In the image above, the blue circles show the general area where the lines may gap.

Measurements:  Whisper White 3 1/4 x 4 3/4; Basic Black 3 1/2 x 5; and Real Red 4 x 5 1/2.

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Until next time, happy crafting!




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