Thursday, April 26, 2012

Vroom Vroom!


I'm playing along with three challenges for this card.  I started by using the sketch from The Paper Players.  I flipped it 180 degrees and simplified it a bit - no element across the top of mine (so it might be out of the running but so be it).  I stamped and  paper pieced the scooter instead of colouring it (because I prefer paper piecing) and so this is eligible for Young Crafters Unite's challenge - No Colouring Allowed..  How perfect for me!  And finally, of course, this is going in for the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.  
That scooter reminds me of my first bike.  Here in Bermuda you can get a bike license when you turn 16 (no car license until you're 18).  You can also only have one car per household so most families have a car and a few bikes on hand.  I made a Father's Day card because more often than not the moms around here commandeer the cars so dads go off to work on their scooters in their Bermuda shorts with their ties flapping in the wind.  :)
Cardstock:  (Cream) Pacon, (Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Marina Mist, Soft Suede) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Scooter & smoke from Spiffy Scooters, Sentiments from Birthday Buddies, My Guy, & Alphadots) Paper Smooches
Ink: (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko

25 comments:

~Tammy~ said...

This is so cute! I love your take on the sketch! Fun colors too! :-)))

That in interesting about the one car per household. Ugg!

I think the no car license till 18 is a good idea!

Joyce said...

This is just so spunky and fun.

Brandi said...

What an adorable card! That is interesting about the one car rule. Very eco friendly!

Jenny said...

I suppose if the number of cars wasn't limited to one per house the rock would sink under the weight of rubber and metal!!! *wink* ...we wouldn't want that :0)
Love your texty background and liberal take on the sketch...great switch around :0)
Jenny x

Chunyuan said...

cute card. I did not know there is a limitation for the number of cards over there. Thanks for joining YCU challenge.

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

WOW - this is adorable!!! Love your paper piecing - it's perfect!

Vicky Hayes said...

What a gorgeous design Jen. I love the vroom vroom background and the paper-pieced scooter is fab. Is the scooter thinking Happy dad day?!! Vicky x

JJ Bolton said...

This is seriously cool! I've always loved scooters! {Who didn't want a Vespa back in the day?} I just love the background stamping you did on this card!

I had no idea about the car limit on Bermuda. Makes sense though!

Hope you're having and awesome day Jen!

onecraftymama said...

Now I'm smiling at the thought of ties flapping in the wind...lol! Love the scooter, and perfect take on the sketch. Sticking to them too literally can be mojo-killing :)

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

this is such a cool card jen, total favourite even though there is no white space! love hearing about life in bermuda, it's nice to learn a little bit more every time i visit your blog :)

lostinpaper said...

FABulous card Jen! Love your sentiment bg and that gorgeous bike! I'm a big scooter fan and have been riding one for years... my poor hubby was a little miffed as he had to ride it today as I'm taking our kitten for her vaccinations (and it looks like rain - total dry weather rider he is), he can't understand why I won't take her on the bike (lol)!

Karen B. said...

Such a fun and spunky card! Love the colors. Congrats on your win over at the MSS blog too!

Emily Leiphart said...

Super cute! I love that stamped background and those puffs are placed so perfectly!

Jocelyn Olson said...

I love the scooter! That's so fun for a father's day card--especially hearing that men usually ride scooters to work. Your background stamping is super fab!

Lindsey said...

Fun! Love the vroomy background and the paper-pieced scooter. I can't believe I don't own that PS set yet!

LeAnne said...

Ackkk! What a cute card--fresh & funky! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Michelle said...

I love your card! I also love your story of the men riding their scooters to work with their Bermuda shorts and ties flapping, LOL!

kingstonmama said...

This is so cute. Love that little scooter and the story that goes with it. :) Great colors and fab paper piecing.

kasia c. said...

LOVE that background panel of "vroom"!! Awesome!!
Great paper pieced scooter too. :)

Lesley said...

Absolutely adorable Jen! Love the image and the way you interpreted the sketch! Thank you for joining us at the Paper Players!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

So stinkin Cute!!! I should make this card for my Husband, it would be perfect for him. Love how you used the sketch!! Thanks for playing with Paper Players!!

Hugs
Shirley April GD

lenny said...

Really cute card!
I love the scooter!
Adorable!
Nice background!
"vroom vroom" ;)

Lisa Arana said...

soooo darn brilliant! i love the story about the car and bikes. i had no idea, so it makes the card even more wonderful knowing the background. love it.

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Adorable! love the colors and the story on the scooters in Bermuda! Now I understand the car/bike ratio in Bermuda. When hubby and I vacationed (cruised) there a couple of years ago, I was totally fascinated by the # of men scootering around on bikes. Thanks for the background story!

Joy said...

Sweet card, I never tire of seeing that stamp set used, so super cute.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog