Monday, May 30, 2016

Ironman 140.6 Bike Card

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. 
Handmade card for Ironman 140.6 triathlon distance using PTI Pedal Pusher, Modern Numbers, Technique Tuesday Borderline Industry adn

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.

  • Stamps: PTI Pedal Pusher, Technique Tuesday Borderline Industry
  • Tools: PTI Pedal Pusher and Modern Numbers Dies, Darice Chevron embossing folder


  1. hello Olga! this is adorable, would luv to have a bike that color! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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  2. love the story behind this card! Thanks for sharing!