Sunday, February 28, 2010

Joy Riding!

Are you ready for some fun? This set so far has to be one of my favorites of this months release! I love it!! There are just so many different ways to use it. Of course, I just had to go with vintage for my samples, however, I can see this set being used for all seasons and stamping styles.

I started out by stamping my main image twice on MFT cream perfect panels setting one aside to cut out later. Taking a stipple brush, I lightly stippled bashful blue ink around the image before stippling Tim Holtz tea stain over that and then distressing the sides.

After adding brushed copper brads to corners, I was ready to place my main image inside the frame I had found on clearance at Walmart for $1. Since the frame was way too light for my liking, I sanded it down a bit and then stippled Stampin Up! creamy caramel ink around the sides to darken it up until I was happy with it. Once that was done and dry, all I had to do was assemble the inside frame minus the glass popping up the vespa pieces, dog, seat, and suitcase. For the tag, I sponged olive ink around the sides before adding the ribbons, primas and stamping the saying.

My second sample is still somewhat vintage and uses some really cool Making Memories 8x8 paper I found in my stash that reminds me of summer vacations when my family would just pack up the car and just go somewhere.

Stamped on MFT white perfect panels and colored with prismacolor markers, I lightly sponged soft sky and caramel around the edges before adding some Making Memories travel embellies I found in my stash. The headlamps are highlighted with diamond ice stickles because you have to have bling somewhere on a card, right? :)

Inside is stamped the saying "On the go...go..go".

Stamps: MFT Joy Ride
Cardstock: MFT Cream & White Perfect Panels, Making Memories Travel Designer Paper, Stampin Up! Bravo Burgundy, Ruby Red
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Creamy Caramel, Soft Sky, Tim Holtz Tea Stain
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Pop Dots, Dimensionals, Micro Pop Dots, Frame, Brads, Ribbon, Making Memories Travel Embellishments, Glue Dots, Gem Sticker


  1. Awesome samples, Bonnie! I love the ways you have used this set!! :)

  2. Fabulous projects Bonnie!! This is just such a fun set and your projects really shows that off.

  3. Fantastic Samples Bonnie! You really rocked this set! I LOVE the framed piece!

  4. Bonnie, these are both outstanding, but I especially like the framed one with the postage stamps--what a great idea!!


    These sets are SOOO wonderfully F U N !!!!!

    Congrats and way to make this Junkie PROUD to be a Junkie!!!! :)

  6. Fabulous projects Bonnie!! LOVE the framed one and all the extras (postage stamps - brilliant!!)

  7. OH these are just awesome! LOVE the framed project & the card- they are both super cool & cute! just wonderful work!!

  8. How clever!! I love your projects. :)