Saturday, January 10, 2015

Just Me. Thinking of You.

Hi there, and Happy Saturday!

It's my day to post at the Great Impressions blog.  It's been SO cold, dreary, and windy here,
that I thought this bicycle looked like something happy to create with today.
I used Great Impressions F203-Garden Bicycle, and 

We have oodles of road maps, so I began with a 4" x 5.25" panel that I photocopied from one of the maps, and adhered to the card base.  Our little city is highlighted in blue on the bottom
right corner.  The bike fenders, flowers, seat, wheel centers, and
our city name are all accented with Glossy Accents.

The bike and sentiment were stamped on white card stock.  I colored and fussy cut the bike,
and hand cut the large cloud shape around the sentiment.  A second cloud was die-cut. Both clouds were matted with blue, and trimmed nice and neat.  The small cloud was adhered directly
to the card, while the large cloud and bike were adhered with foam squares
to give them a bit of dimension.

Hope you'll follow the Great Impressions blog, for daily inspiration!
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And...don't forget to enter our January challenge, 'Snow Friends'!  We'd love to see your creations!
You do not have to use a Great Impressions Stamp, but we'd love it if you did! If you use GI stamps, be sure to leave a comment on the challenge post, and you'll have two chances to win!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great weekend!

Patti J.

Other supplies used: 
Tombow Adhesives
Colorbok Blue Cardstock
Copic Markers
Baker's Twine
Cloud Die
Foam Squares
Glossy Accents


Stef H said...

this is fabulous! i love maps. go figure.

yeah, this is just way too cold, but it keeps me in crafting. i guess that's a good thing! oh and not spending $$$.... another good thing.

stay warm sunshine!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous! LOVING the map paper!!!!

*Vicki* said...

Really adorable card Patti! Love how you've used the map for the background!! Happy weekend! HUGS

Dawnll said...

I love the look of maps on this design-so creative and such a fun design.

Amy Johnson said...

Such a cute card! I save all my old road maps too, in case I need them for paper crafting. Great minds think alike!

Laurie Unger said...

What a fun card. Love what you did with the map!

Becky said...

Hi Patty.. What a great use of road maps. Your card is adorable.

Sue said...

What a creative idea to use the map! Love how you highlighted your hometown too.
Bike riding out of the question here right now, 8 inches of snow yesterday and supposed to get a few more today, lake effect band to pass over. Ugh....well, it is January....cute card, Patti.


Amanda Mertz said...

Totally cute! The map with your city highlighted it such a fun touch! Love it! TFS!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Really, cute, Patti! Love your design.

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful, Patti!! I love that you used the map for the background!! I keep an old atlas in my craft room and always mean to use the maps but I always forget about them!! Love the details of this!! Have a great day :)

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Becca Cruger said...

SImply ingenious! What a great way to make something completely personal. And to be able to reuse all those maps?! Perfection. I'm so glad you popped by so I could find your blog. I'll definitely be swapping some crafty love with you for a long time to come.

richardbreaks said...

I just love a map. How smart if you to use a photocopy, so you can use the map over and over!

Glittered Paws said...

Love it - and the road map is such a good idea. What a great card - very original and very creative.

Lori Kobular said...

Patti ~ what a clever idea to use a map and highlight your town!! I love it! And the bike image is great!

Cheryl W said...

I'm loving your map background paper. I have a few map papers in my stash, and now you've given me a great idea on how to use the!

Mynn xx said...

What a super cool idea, Patti! I LOVE the use of the road map--very clever--and I adore the sentiment in the "cloud"! :) HUGS and happy weekend, friend! :) Mynn xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

Ooh I love this one Patti...I have a special liking for maps and this one made me swoon ""Ooooh!"

Dr Sonia
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Lois said...

I love maps and using them as the background on a card. Your card makes me think of a long bike trip. Very fun!

Taunya Butler said...

Patti - what a sweet and cute card!! Love that little bicycle and all that fussy cutting - awesome!! Love the details that you added to make this a stellar card!! So fun to see your work and this one made me smile!!!

Monika Reeck said...

this is so creative Patti..
I love the idea of that map
the bike is really perfect to that map
and nice cloud too
what a sweet scene again you made Patti.
you never lost of idea
all your card has IDEA on it
love to visiting you and now you turn (grinz)
hugs, Monika

Donna said...

Clever idea! I'll be saving my maps now. Like the glossy accents too.

Diane said...

Cute card! Like the idea of using the maps. Very creative!

Lena said...

Oh Patti, I just love, love this card!!! I feel a major scraplift coming on. Most of my friends from South Africa are scattered all over the world. This would make such a fun card just to stay in touch. Thank you so much for sharing!
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