Sunday, July 18, 2010

Enjoy the Ride, Birthday Boy


Here's a card I made for our godson, who just turned 9. Most of the card was made using Enjoy the Ride. I didn't like feeling like the card was just hanging out there - it needed to be grounded. BB:Retro to the rescue. It made the perfect lines for the car to sit upon.

I had a rubber stamp set with just the right size numbers and since he's turning 9 I thought that should be the number on the car. The green stripes make it look a bit like Herbie the Love Bug, don't you think? A couple silver brads for the headlights and the car was done.

For the "flag" I used my square hand punch to punch a few holes in the end. I'm hoping that the white background peaking through will make it look like a winner's flag. That might be a stretch but it's all I could come up with. My first thought was using a stamp with that design but, alas, I had none.

Hope you like it!

12 comments:

Jen Carter said...

This is so cute!! As soon as I saw it I thought of Herbie the Love Bug! The stripes are just so cute! Oh, and I love the stripes and the flag too! They all work together perfectly!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Love it and I'm totally going to copy that stripe on the car!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is such a fabby "boy" card Jennifer, LOVE it!!!

Noora said...

Awesome card Jen!! your style is true clean and simple, stunnig! love everything about it!

Sara Mac said...

Awesome card Jennifer. What a great idea to use the backgound stripes to ground the car. I must remember that. I think the square punches on the sentiment panel totally resemble a winner's flag. So clever!

Monica Kulenovic said...

This is so cute, Jennifer! Love the stripes for the ground and the brads for the headlights. So fun!

Gayatri said...

Wow! this is awesome. Love the card and the striped lines.

Kara said...

perfect! great card

Laurie said...

OH so cute! SO cute! I love the stripes! What a fun card! This is on my CASE list!

Antje said...

What a awesome card - i love how you used the 9 from the age as deco for the car! Great idea!

Laurel said...

SOOOOO cute and clever... Loved Herbie as a kid!! Great job!

Sue Ann said...

SUPER DUPER over the top FUN FUN FUN!!! Love it!!!