Sorry this pic seems a little off straight but it won't play!
Anyway, Happy 'special' Birthday to my husband today who is away on a cycle training camp this week in Majorca.
I opted to stay away from cyclists and have had a nice few days in Dorset with Mum, albeit we have had heavy snow, freezing winds and rain!
I somehow picked up on this digi image recently and immediately had to use it for this card. It is from justinklined.com. This is an 8x8" card so the image is a fair size.
I've coloured in copics, some colours to blend in, some to suit specific cycling items Graeme has - eg. the shoe colour (yes, really!).
The image came with numbers on the back of the bike and the cyclists jersey so I have doctored these to suit the birthday and added a cut out on the shorts for his team name.
Some glossy accent added to the tyres and another use of my SU sentiment which I heat embossed in white.
This also gave me the opportunity to add a Talking Tag inside the card. You need a smartphone app and I got a little tag sticker from the lovely Jenny which I recorded a message on to. I secretly downloaded the app to my husbands phone so that he could scan the message and get a verbal greeting whilst away - a rather fun high tec addition to the card. This link goes to Jenny's page with a video of how they work.