Some of you may know that triathlon is another one of my hobbies. I don't scrap as much in the spring and summer because I spend most of my free time running, biking or swimming. This year I've decided to focus on Nationals and only race in Sprint and Olympic distances, but a few of my friends are currently training for an Ironman triathlon, which is 140.6 mile long race - 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run (a full marathon). The amount of training that goes into preparing for something like that is unbelievable. I'm making some cards for them that our team will sign before the race for extra encouragement. I wanted to make some tri themed cards for a while now, but there aren't a lot of athletic stamps out there. I've had a few ideas though that I've been wanting to try and this card is one of several tri themed handmade cards that I plan to make soon.
The card is for Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge with Technique Tuesday stamps. I had this Technique Tuesday bike chain stamp from Borderline Industry set for a while and have hardly used it, but this is a perfect occasion. I just stamped it a few times in grey ink to create a background. The bike and number die cuts are from Paper Tray Ink. I also added eyelets to the wheels like I usually do with this stamp. It's not the most aerodynamic bike, but it'll have to do. Plus, it looks like the basket could store tons of nutrition for the 112 mile journey. I know, I need to stop making cycling jokes on a paper crafting blog, but I just can't help it.
If you're a runner, cyclist or a swimmer, have you found other sport related stamps that you can recommend? Thanks. Supplies:
Stamps: PTI Pedal Pusher, Technique Tuesday Borderline Industry
Tools: PTI Pedal Pusher and Modern Numbers Dies, Darice Chevron embossing folder
I've had a lot going on the last few weeks and didn't have a chance to post, but I'm finally catching up and playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Make a Wish. I had this striking striped gold paper from DCWV Favor Boxes stack and was trying to figure out how to use it without hiding it behind layers of paper until it occurred to me to try and emboss it. I wasn't sure it it would hold up to the heat, but it worked just fine. I really like the contrasting effect and the combination of metallic and kraft.
I had to take the picture at an angle to show the reflection, but in real life the flowers stand out well on both lines. I think the card is fitting for the challenge not just because of the sentiment, but it has a bit of dreamy, whimsy feel to it. Thanks for looking. Supplies: