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A Birthday Bike Ride

This card was made for two great challenges this week:

Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #106"Mad About Stripes" - and -

Always Fun Challenge #102"Dogs or Cats"
I was inspired by the card made by Sara with her lovely purple card at Sentiments by Sara. I change the colors, some of her design, and added a puppy. 

I wanted the inside of the wheels to be clear so you could see behind the bike... little did I know what I was getting into! I first stamped the wheels on heavy white cardstock, then used the circle die from the Stampin' Up! (SU) "Build a Bike" framelits dies to cut out the entire wheels. Then using a smaller Sizzix circle die, I cut out the inside of the wheel to get rid of the spokes. Next, I used the wheel stamp with Stazon black ink and stamped the wheels onto stiff acetate. Then stamped the rim of the tire on the acetate using Stazon Mustard ink on the acetate. If I were to do it over, I would have found an even smaller die and only cut the spokes ou…
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