Christmas Bicycle Postcard

A Christmas card reminiscent of vintage postcards, using understated grey & white w/ splash of red, here & there. Easy to make & easy to mail since it’s one layer.

A big congrats to DonnaJeanne, the newest Featured Stamper (FS877)! She has a marvelous gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the muted grey & white w/ a splash of red colors & the 2 wheeler, but I used different images & dies, a bicycle instead of a motorcycle & made mine a Christmas card.

After stamping & die cutting the bicycle, poinsettia, holly & bow, I stamped the snowflakes & postcard border using light grey ink. The paper came w/ this distressed look & I thought it worked well for my vintage postcard look. I also inked the edges just a bit w/ the same grey ink. For the greeting & other postcard writing, I stamped it first w/ black ink then over stamped w/ red to give it the burgundy color. I added a die cut little cardinal on the bicycle seat. I added another die cut bicycle under the original to give it a little dimension & sturdiness.

Here are the Copics I used:

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Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Vintage Postcard set, Happy Birthday set (bicycle), Peekaboo Snowman set (poinsettia & holly), Christmas Cheer Gnomes set (greeting & snowflakes)
 Paper:  Staples 110# white, red, distressed white/grey
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versaclair glamorous, Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse ink set #12
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Stitched Rectangles, Happy Birthday set, Peekaboo Snowman set, Christmas Cheer Gnomes set dies,  MISTI, Copic markers


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