Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Let's Take a Ride...


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My little boy is turning two on Sunday (I can't believe how fast he is growing up!) and I wanted to make him a special card to celebrate. Ever since we moved to the Big Apple, he's had a passionate love for taxis. He calls them 'tacos' and riding in one is always a real treat. So, in honor of his Number One love, I decided to make him a taxi cab card.
I don't have any stamps of taxis, so I had to create my own image. I started with a very simple car design, drawn on Yo-Yo Yellow with a fine-tipped black pen. After carefully cutting out the shape with scissors and a hobby blade, I added the cab's signature black and yellow checker pattern and paper pieced a fender, headlight, and sign. For tires, I used a pair of black buttons. I thought it would be fun to have the taxi speeding down a city street and cut out a New York skyline silhouette from black cardstock. The checkerboard trim was easy to do with a 1/2" square punch with more black cardstock. A rub-on sentiment and a few puffs of exhaust smoke later, I had a fun card to give to my little terrific two.
BEAN NOTES: Stampin' Up Chit Chat Rub-On; SU Basic Black, Whisper White, Yo-Yo Yellow, and Tempting Turquoise Cardstock; Dark Gray Textured Cardstock (generic); Paper Shapers 1/2" Square Punch; Foam Dimensional Squares (generic) HAPPY BEANS: Black Buttons (generic); Hobby Blade; Black Fine-Tip Pen (generic)

11 comments:

....Linda.... said...

Love that yellow checked "taco" - and the skyline is perfect! Super cute!

Stampin' Diva said...

I love this card!! Okay, I have decided you can really draw, excellent!!!

Laural-Lee said...

This card is unbelievable!!! I can't believe you sketched and cut everything!!! I don't think I'd take the time. You can tell you really love the recipient of this card. Fantastic!!! TFS

Ann Schach said...

So cute! If I tried to draw a taxi, it really would end up looking like a "taco"! Love it!

Melissa said...

Must be nice to have all that talent! Very cute!

Courtney Baker said...

Oh this is SOOO cute! I love all the details. So fun!

Patti MacLeith said...

Oh gosh, Regina, I can't believe what an artist you are! You drew the taxi yourself! WOW! You should be a stamp designer. Anyway, a completely wonderful card. Love all of the layers and those colors!

Martha said...

This is so cute. I love all the details. I can't imagine creating this! I always look forward to what you are going to do next!

Mary Fish said...

Monster dose of clever. Love the taxi concept. Very artful job in executing it . . . the wheels-divine. Hugs, Mary

Carla Bazhenow said...

So love this... wow. The tires rock. Hugs,

Cards by Gina said...

Being a New Yorker my entire life, I can sooooo appreciate this card! You did a phenomenal job on it, especially since you didn't even have a taxi stamp! You're a sensational artist! Happy Birthday to your little guy. I'm sure you made him very happy!