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Happy 30th Anniversary, USA Team Tour!

April 10th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Happy 30th Anniversary, USA Team Tour!
On April 10, 1983 eight enthusiastic bicyclists took off on an adventure of a lifetime: a bicycle ride from New York to California and back! Only three of them completed the journey (DH was one of them) and I made this card for them to commemorate their achievement!

I believe it’s the first time I’ve used this U.S.A. map stamp that I’ve had in my collection for years — I guess I was just waiting for the perfect opportunity to get it inked up. I colored it in with the colors of the T-shirts they wore on their trip: red, white, and blue. The bike image and die-cut are new, and I bought them pretty much for this occasion. It was wonderful not having to fussy cut those little bikes!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: On The Go Bike (Hero Arts); U.S.A. Map (Rubber Stampede); Lacy Borders (Gina K. Designs)
Paper: Pure Luxury Blue Denim, Red Hot (Gina K. Designs); Blending Card (X-Press It)
Ink: Memento Gray Flannel, VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Big Shot, Winter White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals (SU!); On The Go Bike Framelits Dies (Sizzix); White Poster-Paint Pen (Sharpie); Copic Markers (B21, B23, R22, R24)

Tags: clean & simple

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Missy k // Apr 10, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Wow! What an achievement. Great card to go along with it.

  • 2 JHarrah // Apr 10, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Yikes, that is a heck of a trip. How long did it take them? Love that card and the bike is so cute. I was just looking at a video on Ellen Hutson about it. Great job! (All the way around)

  • 3 Pat (mspfd) // Apr 10, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Gosh, what a fantastic card celebrating Lanny’s momentous journey! Wow!!