Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Let's Go for a Ride

I'm back with another entry for the Hero Arts January Contest, this time for the Card Insides category. I made this set for a good friend of ours who's been living in Italy and working at Ferrari for the past decade. To say that he loves bicycles is an understatement. He's a world traveller and has even ridden in the mountains of Peru!

For the front of these cards, I used the International Skyline and the tiniest road bike with a sentiment from Joy Ride. For the insides, I used the larger road bike with the other sentiment on top. I made these cards with classic, masculine colours and a generic theme so he could use them in a pinch for almost any reason.

I apologize for the bad photos. The lighting wasn't very good when I took these and I'm still trying to figure out a way to photograph groups of cards. Any tips? :)

Sources: GinaK 120lb pure luxury White cardstock; Hero Arts International Skyline; Hero Arts Joy Ride; SU Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive & Tempting Turquoise inks; Memento Tuxedo Black ink

22 comments:

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Emily!

These are so lovely! The colors are pretty and inside and outside are both very nice. Love your new profile photo as well, you look great!

Hugs, Wendy

Heather said...

Absolutely gorgeous, such a great gift. I love the CAS and the different colours.

I have sometimes found it helpful to put a couple of cards on a higher level behind the front cards (I would use books and if it looked wrong add a piece of fabric over the books.) Hope that makes sense!

Jen W. said...

These are so perfect for your friend! What a great set!

Karin said...

AHHHH! These are so cute! Sheesh, how do you rock the one layer card like that? I make a one layer and it looks like I was too lazy to bother trying! This is so trendy and smart looking...Great colors and design. And look at that new picture of you... :)

Monika Reeck said...

Ooh I love your skyline card dear all are adorable...may I ask you which inks did you used, love love your bicycle card so adorable..the bicycle is HA right?

Jennifer said...

What fun images to work with!! LOVE your one layer cards!! GREAT job!! Love the new pic too!! (=

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Love these and love the colors!!!!

Lindsey said...

That skyline stamp is beyond awesome! Love how you combined it with the bicycle, too. And the inside... perfect!

Karen B. said...

Fantastically clean and graphic!

Yvonne Russell said...

I love thse clean and simple cards... yet so stylish.

Meg said...

So adorable! Perfect for a bike lover!

I am in love with that font.

Lynn said...

Oh my gosh..pure happiness with these cards...I'd love to have this set!

Julie E said...

Ooooo, these are sooo good too!!!

lynn said...

i love that you taylored the style to fit your friend perfectly, emily--he will be thrilled with these:)

Angie Blom said...

Love these Emily! So perfect for your friend! The bike is just a perfect personal touch! Brilliant!

kasia c. said...

THese are fabulous! I love how you added the bike to the skyline stamp, it looks perfect! I also love those "have a great day" bike cards. FAB-U-LOUS!!

Sunghee said...

I LOVE this stamp! What a great card. YOu are fabulous with simple cards. Love the colors!!!

Angela said...

Ok, so you're making it increasingly difficult to not buy new goodies. Great cards -- and I love the colors you chose. And I'm with Meg -- that font is fab.

~amy~ said...

super fun cards emily!!

Shauna {SK Studios} said...

these are SO awesome!! loving the colored skyline and inside bike! totally pops against the black- love them!

Alice Wertz said...

fabulous set of cards, Emily! love love it!

Jen Carter said...

Wonderful CAS card sets!! Love the variety of colors!