Stampin’ Up! Bike Ride Happy Inkin” Thursday Blog Hop

Hi Stampers, I am back from another little get away and ready to dive into this weeks hop.  Today we had a sketch challenge and I opened up my Bike Ride stamp set.  I wanted to only use the stamp and not the matching dies for this card, to keep is as flat as possible.  It was so temping to get out the dies and add more dimension but I did it!  A flat, stamp and ink only card today.  I think this might be a first!

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Here is the sketch:

I turned the sketch from vertical to horizontal to so my image would fit.


Stampin’ Up! Bike Ride:

Stampin Up Bike Ride card by Kristi @

Here is the recipe:

Card Base: Dapper Denim 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 scored at 4-1/4

Mat: Fresh Florals DSP in Lemon Lime Twist 5-1/4 x 4

Skinny Mat: Lemon Lime Twist 2 x  5

Small Mat: Dapper Denim 4-5/8 x 3-3/8

Art Piece: Whisper White 4-1/2 x 3-1/4

The Details:

Stampin Up Bike Ride card by Kristi @

The Bike and flowers:

  • Stamp the frame of the bike in Dapper Denim ink
  • Stamp the wheels and spokes are inked in Tuxedo Black inks
  • Stamp the inside tire, seat and handle bars with Lemon Lime Twist ink
  • Stamp the basket holder in Dapper Denim ink
  • Stamp the basket outline with Soft Suede ink
  • Stamp the inside of the basket with Crumb Cake ink
  • With Soft Suede ink stamp the outline of the flowers
  • Stamp the flowers in Berry Burst ink, ( I off set the flower just a bit and then stamped the flower again to give it a shaded look and add depth)
  • Stamp the leaves in Lemon Lime Twist ink  and add some Old Olive ink shadows here and there
  • The handle bars streamer were die cut with Berry Burst paper from the Fresh Florals  DSP

More Details:

Stampin Up Bike Ride card by Kristi @

I tried really hard not to add any fluff but could not help myself, tee hee! So much for that flat card I had planned!`

  • I added a tiny Dapper Denim striped bow
  • Add a tiny pearl to the large flower
  • The sentiment in inked in Lemon Lime Twist and Dapper Denim with a glitter dot for added sparkle

The inside:

Stampin Up Bike Ride card by Kristi @

Here is our team:

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what the rest of the team created for you today:

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And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:

Amy Koenders:

Shelagh Freemantle:

Mary Deatherage:

Jari Francis:

Kristi Gray:

Jaimie Babarczy:

Can I help you?

Do you need product to make this card and need a demonstrator? I would be happy to answer any questions or assist you.  You can either click the “shop with me button” which directs you to my online store or click the “contact me” button for further help.  Happy Stamping, Kristi

Here are the products I used to make this card:

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  1. CARD-iology by Jari says:

    I love your one dimensional card. You managed to fool my eyes with your fantastic use of color on the bicycle and flowers in the basket. Love how you created those flowers! Beautifully done, Krisit!

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