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Pedal Pusher Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set

Have you seen the Pedal Pusher stamp set from Stampin’ Up!? It’s FREE with any $50 purchase during Sale-a-Bration which ends March 31, 2016. I’m using it here today with some simple coloring inspired by Pals Paper Arts Challenge #PPA291 by Mary Fish.

Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge PPA291

I stamped this fun bicycle at an angle with Basic Black Archival Ink on watercolor paper. Archival Ink does not run after it has dried which makes it perfect for watercoloring. Among other images, the little bird and flag are included in the Pedal Pusher stamp set so you can customize your bicycle in so many ways.

To color the smaller images, I used a Blender Pen with Stampin’ Up! Classic ink pads. The pens allow you to get those fine lines perfectly. You can even easily control how much color you add.

For the larger areas, I used two methods to add color. For the hill, I stamped Cucumber Crush ink straight from the ink pad onto an acrylic block. Once it was nice and juicy, I sprayed water using a Stampin’ Spritzer. About 5 or 6 squirts did it for me. Then I just pressed the acrylic block onto the watercolor paper at the same angle the bike was stamped. This gave a little hill and room for the sentiment at the bottom.

Pedal Pusher stamps set by Stampin' Up!

The sky was painted with Pool Party ink and a brush. I started with plenty of water to get some soft coloring in the background, then used less water to darken areas closer to the bicycle.

The sentiment included in the Pedal Pusher stamp set was stamped with Cucumber Crush to match. Isn’t that sentiment wonderful? To me it says, “I’m here for you when you’re down.” Love it.

I hope you enjoyed the card today and join us at Pals Paper Arts for this week’s challenge. Visit and get some inspiration from each of the designers then go and create your own project. Share with us and you may be a Pals Paper Arts Pick!


Pedal Pusher Photopolymer Stamp Set

Stampin' Up! Pedal Pusher Stamp Set 141312

Pedal Pusher Stamp Set (141312) Get it FREE with any $50 order from Stampin’ Up! Now through March 31, 2016

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13 Comments

  • Reply Jackie Diediker

    Shawn, simply lovely card! I love how you used this watercolor paper for such a lovely coloring affect, and the bike looks perfect!

    March 13, 2016 at 8:16 pm
  • Reply Peggy Noe

    Shawn, this is so creative and artistic, as others have said! Thank you for telling in detail how you colored the “hill.” It came out fabulous!

    March 11, 2016 at 11:14 pm
  • Reply Katy McGloin

    An absolutely fantastic card, Shawn! Am loving the artistic approach!

    March 11, 2016 at 10:38 pm
  • Reply Michelle Quinno

    Superb, Shawn! Love your beautiful sky and grass.

    March 11, 2016 at 2:38 pm
  • Reply Windy Ellard

    Amazing water coloring…love your cooool ride!

    March 11, 2016 at 9:12 am
  • Reply Lynn Kolcun

    Love it. The background really sets it off.

    March 11, 2016 at 8:28 am
  • Reply Brian

    You are from another world, Shawn. That’s the only explanation I can give for why everything you make is so perfect. Absolutely love this card!

    March 10, 2016 at 4:17 pm
  • Reply PPA291 – A Color Challenge by Mary Fish – Pals Paper Arts

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    March 10, 2016 at 3:49 pm
  • Reply Rae in Reno

    Fantastic Shawn! The watercoloring is magnifique!

    March 10, 2016 at 1:05 pm
  • Reply Lynn Hoyt

    Wonderful job watercoloring for the grass, and love that you made a hill.

    March 10, 2016 at 10:44 am
  • Reply Stampin' Pretty

    Nice “ride,” Shawn. Love the shading for the grass and background!

    March 10, 2016 at 10:41 am
  • Reply understandblue

    Fantastic!

    March 10, 2016 at 8:44 am
  • Reply Patricia Morgan

    I like this idea, using the Pedal Pusher stamp set, Shawn. My water coloring skills need improvement, but will keep practicing. I’m going to use this for an anniversary card for my niece and husband. They are active and the tandem is perfect. Thanks.

    March 10, 2016 at 8:21 am
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