Thursday, September 6, 2012

Amsterdam-inspired card and gift

 I am finally back to my normal routine. Jet lag no longer bothers me and I got all caught up with the laundry! To get back into the swing of things, I made a CARD! Moxie Fab World's Movement Challenge seems to be the perfect place to start! 

While we visited Amsterdam (see here) ,city bikers dominate the street scene! This has inspired my to make a bike card!
 Here is my take
The swirls and sentiment are from Fresh Blooms by Neat and Tangled. Bicycle is from Hero Arts.
 hello beautiful
 I embossed the bike image in red and added the Washi Tape. Pretty simple!
Fresh Bloom

Lastly, here is my Van Gogh-inspired gift packaging. I made the tag to go with the Sunflower tray and napkins (bought from gift shop in Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam). This was our hostess gift to our friends!
Thank you so much for stopping by!

25 comments:

Rose said...

you are right back to making awesome items girl :) such a fun bike card and WOW that sunflower tray is beautiful :)

Piali said...

Beautiful card and a lovely hostess gift!!

Donna Bowman said...

Love the blue and white on that card! And those swirls make it look like that bike is riding off the page! Gorgeous hostess gift-love the sunflowers!

Lynn said...

Two great projects Virginia...love how the flourish creates the movement for the bike...and the washi tape grounds it perfectly!

Miriam Prantner said...

Another great lesson in stretching your stamps! Great card and what a cute little Van Gogh tag!

Barb said...

How sweet of you to give them a gift! Love that pretty tag! Your bike card is adorable, V - love the swirls - perfect for the movement challenge! Have I told you how glad I am that you're back? Oh, yea, I think I did. (hee, hee) Hugs! :)

Karen B. said...

Such a fun card, you can really see movement!

shirley-bee said...

Lovely card, Virginia! I like the washi tape for road markings.

Annette said...

totally adorable card...LOVE IT....

Melissa Shea said...

So fun! I knew we'd be seeing some photo inspiration pieces! Love the pretty red :)

Linda R said...

What a cute, cute card. LOVE the fun colors you used..

Hugs~

sandie said...

I love how you used this swirl, I would never have thought of that-thanks for the tip x

Laura B. said...

Love this cute bike with the new neat and tangled sentiment! Gorgeous Van Gough gift set!

MarcyK924 said...

Oh how I love that bicycle card! So CAS, but you left no detail out! And your hostess gift blew me away! I adore sunflowers - so sweet of you!

ONE WEEK TILL HUGS!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow! You jet setter, you! Didn't know you traveled abroad. Must've been fabulous. :) I looove that Van Gogh inspired set, Virginia, and the bike card is uber sweet.

Thanks for coming by to visit me. :) Always such a pleasure to see you.

Christina said...

That little bike is just the cutest, especially in red! Love the washi strip to ground it and the sense of motion from the stamped flourishes.

Mirta Sanchez said...

Very cool! Yes, I've seen on Globe Trekker that the Amsterdam is best seen by bicyle! Love the color scheme too!

Robin K. said...

Your bike card is so sweet Virginia!! Love how you used the washi tape! And your packaging for the hostess gift is so lovely!!

Danielle said...

Just beautiful!!! What a great use of the swirls!, they work perfectly with the bike :) Would you mind uploading it to our flickr group?? http://www.flickr.com/groups/neatandtangled/

alexandra s.m. said...

How creative Virginia!
Love your hostess gift as well ;-)

Kara Lynne said...

Very fun card, and so Amsterdam! Wonderful tag card with your sweet gift. Glad to hear you're feeling back to normal!

Bethany Stellpflug said...

lovely card! I think I have the same washi tape! I think the bike looks wonderful embossed in red (I have got to emboss more!)

Aixa M. said...

So cute! Love the elements on your card!

Cath said...

Hey Virginia! Thanks for linking this up to the Movement Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Alice Wertz said...

simple and eye-catching! love the red bicycle. super card, V!! and awwww... i adore sunflowers and fab stamping on it! thanks for the inspiration!