Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Year of the Rabbit on Bikes

As explained in my previous post, Chinese New Year begins next Thursday. The same friend who ordered bicycle-themed Christmas for his clients in 2010 and 2009, emailed me yesterday to ask for a Chinese New Year card for one of his major business partners in Taiwan. I'll explain why I made two versions.

I was excited to ink up more of my new Hero Arts bicycle stamps. For these two cards, I used one bike from each of the sets Joy Ride and Bicycles with bunnies from All Night Media and Papertrey Ink. The company whose owner this card is going to manufacturers road bikes but I really wanted to use the rabbit that faces left and the road bikes on both these sets face right. I knew I had another bunny in my stash somewhere from eons ago and that's when I decided I would make two versions for my client to choose from.

Here's a closer look at the beach cruiser with the rabbit on the banana seat! I did a tiny bit of masking so the rabbit sits on the seat snuggly.

Here's a close up of the bunny on the road bike. I sent my friend the photos and told him that I could remove the rabbits or make other versions. He said he preferred the one with the road bike since that was more accurate but he had to think about the consequences of sending it with a bunny butt. LOL

After a short deliberation, my friend decided that his colleague would appreciate the bunny butt. LOL

Sources: GinaK 120lb pure luxury White cardstock; SU Whisper White & Real Red cardstock; Hero Arts Joy Ride; Hero Arts Bicycles; Papertrey Ink Tiny Treats: Valentine; Papertrey Ink Simple Alphabet; All Night Media 351A; SU Riding Hood Red ink; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Copics

26 comments:

donna mikasa said...

Too cute, Emily! Great card for CNY--i love the bunny butt, too...

Lindsey said...

So many things to love about these cards... there's the RED, the great bicycle images, and the BUNNIES! Not to mention the classy CAS design!

Cookie said...

Hehe!! So CUTE! Put a smile on my face...Hope your doing well! Hugs...Cookie :D

Monique said...

Awwe So cute Emily..I love the bunny's butt!!!!Lmbo!!

Angela said...

Bunnies on bikes might be my new favorite combo. I really love how you sat the bikes on top of the sentiment in a very careful, ever-so-slightly overlapped way.
And I'm glad he went with the bunny butt. Nothing cuter than a bunny butt!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Those are great!!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

I vote for the bunny butt! Too cute, Emily! :) The minute I saw that new Hero Arts set, I thought of you! ;)

Virginia L. said...

Brilliant design, Emily! So perfect for the Chinese New Year and the client's theme!! I'm sure they'll laugh their "butt" off about this card and treasure it! TFS!

Sunghee said...

You sure know how to combine different images! So cute! Boy, there are lots of bike stamps! Can't believe i'll be 36 this year.

Jennifer said...

TOO Stinkin CUTE!!! (=

Janna said...

:lol: i love the one that you see from behind. but the bike is also uber cool. janna

Jen W. said...

These are both adorable and really, who wouldn't want to receive some cute bunny butt! ;)

Julie E said...

LOL!!! What a butt - just too cute!

Karen B. said...

What a great idea!

~amy~ said...

awww..now how cute are these?!

walchowDesign said...

These are so stinkin cute! Great design. I'm sure the recipient will be very happy!

Scrapcollectr said...

Love furry bunny butts! Hee hee. These bunnies on bikes are toooooo cute...
*smile*

Erin said...

This post cracked me up! thanks for the laugh and the great cards!

Alice Wertz said...

hee... these are fabulous, Emily!! love love them!

Tejal said...

I love the bunny butt..cute cute use of those bicycle sets!

wendyp said...

love the bunny butt on the bike! Great cards, Emily!!

Lucy Abrams said...

These are both ADORABLE.

Julie Hoffman said...

Emily these are both adorable! I love the bunny butt too! Great job masking the bunny onto the bike!

I guess I never mentioned that my dd's name is Emily too! I think it's just the prettiest name :)

lynn said...

too cute, and so fun, emily!

Vicky Hayes said...

I absolutely adore these cards, as I did your Christmas cards for the same client. I'd put them in frames and put them in my home - they are quirky and lovely.

Petti said...

Such a great card! Too cute!