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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Cycling in Corsica

Today is stage 2 of the Tour de France - just like yesterday, the boys are riding around the French island of Corsica. This is how I imagine they made their way to the island...

Cycling in Corsica

The stamps are from Dreaming of the Sea, a wonderful set from the now-closed Market Street Stamps. I picked it up on clearance at i {heart} papers. I believe this particular set is now sold out, but there are other great Market Street Stamps still available - check it out here. (Note - the prices shown are full price, but when you click on an item you'll see the 50% off price!) I used a wave-shaped border punch to create a mask for sponging on the background ink. The bike on the sailboat is a sweet little stamp Lisa Spangler picked up for me in Japan! It was the perfect size.

The message seemed to fit rather well - an easy bike ride never made a talented bike rider! Corsica is such a beautiful island, I'm enjoying the scenery during the coverage. It makes me want to visit!

But the roads are narrow and a bit harrowing for a big mass of cyclists to pass through together. The first stage was absolutely nuts, with finish line chaos and far too many crashes. Today they begin climbing up some of those hills in the background - can't wait to watch!

Dreaming of Corsica,

Stamps: Dreaming of the Sea from Market Street Stamps, bicycle stamp from Japan
Paper: MFT kraft, Georgia-Pacific white
Ink: Distress Inks (Salty Ocean, Broken China, Seedless Preserves, Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo), Ranger Archival Ink
Other: Prismacolor pencils, masking tape, Fiskars border punch, Lil' Inker Designs cloud dies


  1. What a beautiful card! Love the inking and so clever to put the bike on the boat!

  2. Love it Libby - the bike on the boat is a fabulous touch!!


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