Sunday, 12 June 2022

Double Z fold F1 car for a special birthday

Formula 1 F1 themed 21st birthday double z fold card. Card by Di Barnes Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - ecutting - fancy folds
Hello & welcome to another project share. Something a little different today - a card I made for DD's 21st birthday in May. We can talk another time how my baby can actually be 21. She absolutely loves Formula 1 racing and her birthday pressie was a trip to the Melbourne Grand Prix, so her card had to include something related to F1.

Daniel Ricciardo is her favourite driver (& mine too) so the challenge was to create a card with Danny's McLaren car. An oversized double z fold card base is the support act. Here's how it turned out.

 Formula 1 F1 themed 21st birthday double z fold card. Card by Di Barnes Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - ecutting - fancy folds

I started by making the car, which is about 20cm (8 inches) long. For those of you wondering, no, Stampin' Up! don't have a die set for F1 cars (I wish). I found a great svg file on Etsy by ClipClipFinds, which I was able to use to cut the basic car shapes on my ScanNCut machine.
 
Some hand cutting, circle punches and hand colouring with my Stampin' Blends turned it into my interpretation of the current McLaren livery (minus sponsors) including Danny's no. 3. Coincidentally the colours I used are Pale Papaya ( like #teampapaya) & Pool Party. I coloured the cardstock with my Stampin' Blends markers in the same colours to add subtle dimension.

Miss always says a number birthday has to have a number on the card - you too? - so a 21 was also required. Cue her fave Danny Ric helmet for inspiration:


I figured out that the font was Presley Slab Black (I think) and created & cut a layered 21 to match Danny's no 3. The happy birthday sentiment is from the retired Blossoms in Bloom stamp set.
 
Formula 1 F1 themed 21st birthday double z fold card. Card by Di Barnes Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - ecutting - fancy folds

As for the double z fold card base I've made lots of these before but this one is supersized.
Folded flat, the front is 20 x 10.5cm (approx 8 x 4-1/8 inches) so the overall length of the piece is 40 x 10.5cm (16 x 4-1/8 inches). I had to join the cardstock and the papers to make it that long.

Formula 1 F1 themed 21st birthday double z fold card. Card by Di Barnes Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - ecutting - fancy folds
 
Here's another view from the top so you can see the fold.

Formula 1 F1 themed 21st birthday double z fold card. Card by Di Barnes Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - ecutting - fancy folds

And some shots of the card folded flat front and back. The sentiments on the back are from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set.

Formula 1 F1 themed 21st birthday double z fold card. Card by Di Barnes Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - ecutting - fancy folds

Formula 1 F1 themed 21st birthday double z fold card. Card by Di Barnes Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - ecutting - fancy folds

One final shot to show you - a sneaky one from Miss' room showing where the card has been since her birthday. That gives me some happy that it was on point. Yay!

Formula 1 F1 themed 21st birthday double z fold card. Card by Di Barnes Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - ecutting - fancy folds

So whether you're a formula 1 fan or not, thanks for visiting and checking out my card today. Next time we'll be back to our regularly scheduled program with a Stampin' Up! card or two.

Until next time, happy stamping!
Di

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4 comments:

Sandie C said...

Awesome card. Thanks for sharing all the photos

Amanda said...

Inspired and fabulous creation Dianne… Love it., I am now inspired for my ‘Grand Prix super fan’ fathers birthday card! And I thought I’d already made his card…lol!

ColourmehappyDi said...

Thanks so much, Sandie. All the best, Di

ColourmehappyDi said...

Thanks so much, Amanda. Glad it inspired you. Hope you have fun making your own version for your Dad.
All the best, Di :)