The wonderful St Lukes Charity Card Challenge has a new challenge for the month of August and very topical it is too: the theme is Sport. Please don't forget that challenge founder Tara works very hard to sell cards to raise money for the St Luke Hospice in Sheffield, so if you wish to send in your entry or any other spares you have, they will be gratefully received. The hospice cares for terminally ill patients and their families, so it really is a worthwhile cause.
Here's my take on this for my Masculine Monday slot today:
I drew 'speed stripes' on a panel with a versamark pen and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder before sponging a quick background.
The sentiment is from Little Princess - oddly enough, I like this simple upper case font for male cards. Can you see the green texture on the background? It's done with the oak tree image from Lovely as a Tree and is intended to be a hint of bushes as the bike whizzes by!
The bike was inked up with Chocolate Chip ink and stamped off a couple of times before 'shuffling' the stamp onto the background. It was then overstamped with Basic Black ink.
What you'll need to make this card:
Stamps: Pedal Presents, Lovely as a Tree, Little Princess
Ink: Basic Grey, Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Versamark pen, clear embossing powder, heat tool, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. If you are placing an order of £60 or more, you will receive a free Reason to Smile stamp set in your choice of wood or clear mount. If you prefer, you can buy the set for £18.95 wood mount or £14.95 clear mount.
I've had a lovely weekend visiting friends in London but am pleased to be back with my family. You'll be glad to hear that my journey back did not feature any trains being bricked up in a tunnel! The children took a tepid interest in my trip at first but when I mentioned that passengers on Virgin train services were being offered free strawberry iced lollies (presumably as an Olympics thing?) they became much more attentive!