Friday, December 13, 2013

Holiday Bikes


Just a quick share of holiday bike cards for some friends who absolutely love bikes. There was no way I could send them any other kind of card. These ones use Papertrey Ink's Pedal Pusher stamp set and coordinating dies. I used the Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil with modeling paste for the snowy background, Wink of Stella to glitter up the holly leaves and Copic markers (25% off right now!) to create quick shadows under the wheels.


I had some left eye pain yesterday but when I woke up this morning, the whole area surrounding my eye, including the cheek, were severely read and swollen like I'd been in a boxing match! Yikes. My doctor's office was fully booked so I had to go to the walk-in clinic. It turns out I have an inner eye and gland infection so I now have antibiotic eye drops and pills to take. I certainly hope it clears up in a few days or I'll have to go see a specialist.

We're expecting some snow this weekend which will be nice. It's been exceptionally cold here so hopefully that means some warmer temperatures! :)

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14 comments:

Lindsey said...

Leave it to you to come up with yet another perfect bicycle Christmas card, Em! Not to mention that red bikes in general are awesome. :) Terrific CAS design!

Trinh said...

These are so cute, Emily! I love the texture of the snow and how you curved the sentiment. I'm sorry to hear about your infection; hope the antibiotics kick in quickly.

snappy scrappy said...

Super cute!

Rosie Espinoza said...

What a super fun & beautiful card!! LOVE it!! & i'm sorry to hear about your eye!!! poor babie! take care of yourself & i wish you a quick recovery!! we need you!! you're a BIG inspiration!!

Lynn said...

The effect of the modeling paste snow is great. The whole card is well done. I would never think to incorporate a bike in a Xmas card but it works! The holly and sentiment are nice touches.

Nancy said...

Your card is just amazing! I love the snow and the sweet basket full of holiday greens. So, so cute! Hope you feel better soon!

Cindy C. said...

They are really cute, love the hollies in the basket! What a unique design!!

Kristie Goulet said...

Super duper cute! Feel better soon!

Gabi MeWi said...

really cool idea.

Mary-Anne V said...

Geez that is scary with your eye issue...glad they were able to put you on something and hope it starts helping really fast. Your card is both cute and so thoughful...your friends will love it!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful set of cards! Love the paste and the bright red and green, holiday, but not in your face, fantastic!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a cute card, Emily! I love your snowy background with your fun bike...clever idea for a Christmas card!

I hope your eye infection heals, and that you're feeling better very soon!

Laura B. said...

Love this holiday card with the bike and the stenciled snow....and the way the sentiment wraps around the wheel...genius!!!!

Jessi Fogan said...

I hope your eye is MUCH better already! No fooling around with eyes, they are way too important.
I love the soft dimension the paste gives - and I love Christmas bikes!