Saturday, June 30, 2018

Penny Farthing

     Several years before he passed on, my hubby owned a bicycle shop and his trademark symbol was a hand drawn penny farthing bicycle with a quirky little guy riding it.  After the shop was sold to his partner, hubby kept the reproduction penny farthing I had bought for him which hung in the shop window as an advertisement.

     A dear blogging buddy (and now fellow DT  once again), Lynn H., sent me this fabulous die cut and I had to get it made into a card as soon as possible.  Sorry, I don't know the maker of the die.  In Lynn's honor, the design is CAS because she does the most incredible CAS designs I've seen.  Thanks, Lynn!

     I started with a red card blank and added the die cut bicycle (which looks like it's climbing a hill so I'm going to pretend that was my intent all along as opposed to an error in placement which couldn't be undone!)

     The sentiment is done with VersaMark ink, then heat embossed with white embossing powder.   I really love heat embossing!  There's nothing like watching it as the powder melts and takes on a shine.  As many years as I've been doing it, it still fascinates.

     I found a scrap of gingham ribbon, tied a bow and added it as the only embellishment.

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     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


  1. Beautiful CAS card and love the penny farthing and sentiment.
    Linda xxx

  2. Perfect card and so glad it brings back special memories. Oh, and the die is from Memory Box! Love your card.

    1. Thanks for that, Lynn. "Memory Box," everyone. :-D

  3. Well that's just awesome Connie about your hubby's store and the penny farthing logo! How cool of Lynn to send this to you which made for a wonderful CAS style design! TFS! HUGS

  4. I love the story behind this card, how precious! Gorgeous card!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

  5. White sentiments always look fab embossed in white as this lovely card clearly demonstrates. Thank you for sharing with us at AYLI. Sarah DT

  6. I love that you turned a negative (the wrong placement of the diecut) into a positive. Such a great design and the white against the red is very striking.

    Thank you for sharing in our 'embossing wet or dry' challenge.

    Crafty Cardmakers

  7. Thanks for sharing such an endearing story from your life, Connie! Your hubby sounds kind and fun! The CAS creation is just perfect, both in honor of your DH and your friend! xx

  8. Great card, the white and the red together are stunning. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela xXx

  9. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

  10. A fabulous cas card and a lovely story of how you came by it. Thank you for joining in at As You Like It x

  11. Fabulous make for this weeks’ challenge at Crafty Catz thanks for sharing with and good luck

  12. I LOVE those vintage bicycles, what a perfect choice for our challenge! Thanks for joining us at the PaperGirls


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