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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Col du Tourmalet

Yes, another Tour de France inspired card for you today! But never fear, dear blog readers, le Tour ends on Sunday so I'm about done forcing it on you until next year when July rolls around once more. ;-) Here's the latest card:

It was inspired by Thursday's epic stage up the Col du Tourmalet, where Andy Schleck and Alberto Contador went head to head, climbing up an insanely huge mountain all the while braving the rain, the cold, the fog, the sheep.... what??? THE SHEEP!!??

In all my years of watching the Tour, this is a first for me. So shocking were the sheep that they lodged a card idea firmly into my brain. :-) I was compelled to create a little scene. I rarely create scenes on cards - it's not my strength. But I had fun with this one. The card uses a whole flock of Hero Arts stamps. Most notably, the little sheep are actually the cloud from the Precious Baby Boy set. I got the idea for turning clouds into sheep from this adorable card by swanlady21 on Flickr. The actual clouds on the card are die cut from felt. I stamped the message horrifically crooked, but since it was the very last thing I added, I was stuck with it.

There's another hazard along the mountaintop stages - hazardous for both the riders and for us poor innocent fans viewing the live TV coverage - flashers! streakers! mooners! Oh my. Even at the top of the Tourmalet, where all the mentally fit people are bundled up. You're sitting at home, minding your own business when BOOM next thing you know there's an ugly white butt on your TV. But I won't make a card about that - I'll leave that lovely subject matter for Joy. ;-)

Vive le Tour!

  • Stamps: F5293 Bicycle, CL264 Precious Baby Boy (sheep), CL280 Elephants (grass), CL325 Paris (fleur-de-lis), CL184 Thoughtful Message - all from Hero Arts
  • Paper: White & black cardstock
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers, white gel pen, black Glaze pen
  • Accessories: Liquid Applique, white felt, My Favorite Things cloud die, staples


  1. Oh my word Libby - your card and post are sensational! You get a Pulitzer for this one. Love the sheep.

  2. You made me giggle this morning, Libby. Your card is adorable!

  3. HAHA those sheep almost make me want to watch the Tour - almost. :) GREAT card!

  4. Ha ! the sheep ! I do not follow the tour as closely as you but I DID hear about the sheep. Imagine my surprise when I come to your blog and I see this! Too cute Libby!

    Haven't seen you in a while. Please stop by my blog when you get a chance.

  5. baahahhah! LOVE this awesome card inspired by Tour de France and the SHEEP! This makes me smile :)

  6. Fabulous card Libby! I love your sheep! :-)

  7. What a fun mix...great composition to convey the theme!

  8. Ah! This card made me laugh out so loud, I almost fell of my seat, way too! cute, I love it Libby, so Tour De France, sheer perfection, thanks for the laughs my friend. Hugs!

  9. This is absolutely PERFECT! You are amazing!

  10. Sooo cute!! And too funny!! LOL *Ü* *Ü* *Ü* *Ü* *Ü*

  11. totally cute! I love the fuzzy sheep! Great card! :)

  12. Love your fun card inspired by the Tour (sheep!) Libby! Great design and the fluffy sheep and clouds are so cute!

  13. surely you're not suggesting that flashers are somehow mentally unfit?! Oh, wait - maybe I am.

  14. Your card is very funny!!! And more, I dont think finding nothing Alberto Contador here!!!

    I like your blog!


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