Bicycle Built for Two Anniversary Card

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Bicycle Built for Two Anniversary Card

Good Friday morning, friends!  I’m popping in today with a quick post to share a fun idea for an anniversary card.  Vintage bicycle images are all the rage, so when I saw this fun tag from the Graphic 45 French Country collection, I thought it would make for a whimsical anniversary card.

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 I’ve always been fascinated by bicycles built for two…they look like so much fun.  But I’ve been told that riding a tandem bike is not as easy as it seems.  You must learn to trust and depend on the other rider. Surprisingly enough, communication is the key, as well as a willingness to give up control, the ability to move at the same pace and equally share the load.  If that isn’t a metaphor for a marriage that works, I don’t know what is! I actually found a quote online that said,”Whatever direction your relationship is heading, it will get there twice as fast on a tandem bike.”   So let’s take a quick look at my bicycle built for two anniversary card:

Bicycle Built for 2 Anniversary Card 01 I began by creating a 7x 5 kraft card base.I layered papers from Graphic 45’s French Country 6×6 papers , stitched around them and trimmed them to 6 3/4″x4 3/4″.  

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 The tag was stamped with a fitting sentiment, matted and adhered with foam tape. I also die cut the Decorative Lace Border Die from Heartfelt Creations to add some nice texture to the background. I used my favorite Tattered Blossoms die, also from Heartfelt Creations to fashion the fancy blooms.  These flowers are so easy to make, and if you visit the Heartfelt Creations website, you will find lots of wonderful FREE tutorials showing you how to make these blossoms along with dozens of other wonderful creations.  Antique brads were added to the center along with a touch of Copper Stickles.

Bicycle Built for 2 Anniversary Card 045jpg  I created my shabby bow by tinting rayon seam binding with Antique Lace distress ink.  Another of the small tags from the French Country collection was added on top of the bow.

Bicycle Built for 2 Anniversary Card 07jpg I kept the interior clean and simple, using another tag for the sentiment, which was handwritten.  Another little posy was added as an accent.

And that’s it for me today, folks!  I have one more design team project to complete before my weekend begins, so I am studio bound this morning.  I’m curious to know if any of you have ever ridden a tandem bike, or if you’d like to try it.  What do you think of using this theme for an anniversary card?  I’d love to hear your thoughts on this project.  I hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day weekend.  Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Your visits mean more to me than words can express…and your comments….well, they make me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers.  Until next time,

Cheerio,

kathy

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8 thoughts on “Bicycle Built for Two Anniversary Card

  1. Glenda

    This card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the papers and the image is just so special! Can’t ever see myself on a tandem bike…hehehe.. It’s a control issue!

  2. Darlene Pavlick

    This is fabulous! Love the entire idea and you are so right … what a perfect metaphor for marriage! Beautiful construction and I just LOVE those flowers …
    Girl … you ALWAYS inspire me to try new things and I now have THIS added to my list! LOL! HUGS from OHIO and happy holiday weekend!

  3. Rosemary

    Love it! We have four anniversaries of our grown children coming up, so may “copy” this one for them!

  4. ncguygirl

    Love this card! The dimension and layers and colors are great, and I love the use of the tandem bike to recognize an anniversary. We are going to rent a tandem bike at the beach one of these days. Great card!

  5. papermelodys

    Love it! And yes, I’ve ridden a tandem bike. The last two years at Thanksgiving it’s made an appearance, and the whole family has gotten lots of enjoyment and laughter out of the experience 🙂

    1. kathycNC Post author

      I’ve never ridden one, but I’ve always wanted to. Who know? We may take the plunge one of these days! It’s never too late.

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