I've been in the mindset lately that having creative freedom over a card is a good thing. But I think I might've been wrong about that :P I had a ton of trouble with this challenge. I even tried to use sketch challenges to help me come up with something but nothing worked. Eventually I got to playing around with some dies and decided that I absolutely had to use a bike. I don't know why, I can barely even ride a bike, but I don't know I just felt I had to.
*FUN FACT* That saying "it's like a riding a bike" IS A LIE. It's NOT "like riding a bike" The saying should be "it's like RE-LEARNING how to ride a bike" because let me tell you, last April IceQueenJenny, WonderfulChris and I rented some bikes to go nightriding because it was our last night at the house, and I crashed into a tree. A TREE.
Here's this week's challenge inspiration:
|*FUN FACT* I want this dress SOSOSOSOSOSO much|
And here it is!
I didn't end up using the "safe travels" sentiment because I thought it looked too loopy next to all of the hearts so I went with a "miss you" sentiment because, well, obviously I'll be missing her loads. I used white ink to stamp on a bunch of Paris stamps over the black card (which oops you can't read too well in this picture), not because she's going to France -she's going to Africa for a volunteer/Master's assignment trip- but because she's so very french! Then I went with hearts because of "love" because I'm unimaginative and whatever it's my card I can do what I want.
I don't absolutely love the card but I like it well enough to post. I do really like the bicycle die. I used pale pink cardstock and stamped some script using a dark purple and then once that dried I die cut the bike out and over that I stamped the outline of the bike. Now that I'm writing it that was a lot of work for a bicycle and you can't even really see it in the picture but in person you can see the purple underneath and I kinda love that.
That's all for now! If I don't skedaddle I'm gonna be late for my movie!