Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Two 4 Tuesday -- F1 cars

Two for Tuesday features 2 projects that are similar in either color, theme, layout or embellishment but... with a different twist!
Hi everyone,

Today I don't have 2 cards, but i think you'll still be happy with me. First, Let me tell you the story behind all this. Catherine, (aka CeeCee) is a big BIG  F1 fan. Since I love her very much, I thought I would make her a special cake for her birthday. Since I also needed a card, I thought I should make the card to be assorted to the cake, so here's what I came up with:

Did you know that F1 racing cars had flat tires when it's REALLY hot !!! (I'm not a big fan but I don't think there supposed to!!!) I had to make the cake while we had a VERY HOT day. I know now that baking and working with fondant is not such a good idea in hot temperatures if you don't have A/C. The last thing I put on the car were the tires, they were perfectly round when I put them there, then when I woke up the next morning to find them all deflated !!! Oh well, what could I do, I just laughed and brought it anyway to Catherine. She was very happy with it. 


As for the card, I was inspired by the cake but also by Catherine herself. As I was wondering how I would make a race car on her card since I don't own any car stamps. I saw my big stash of bits of ribbons, I thought about the video I had seen a couple of day ago that she made about ribbon flowers and I was struck by this idea :


bits of ribbons race car... Have fun with your ribbons and think outside the box.


 By the Way her birthday is tomorrow, so don't be shy and wish her a very happy birthday.


Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black, SAB DSP Stack
Ribbon: Real Red 1/4", 5/8" and 3/4" Gros Grain
Other: Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive, Glue Dots, Sticky Strip, white and burgundy thread (non SU)
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Have nice stampin' day !!

7 comments:

Stéphanie Pézolet said...

You must be one of the most talented woman I visit on blogs Gen! What an extraordinary cake AND card. Happy Birthday CeeCee!

Card a la Carte said...

Yup, yup, she is. Trust me on that!!!
That cake is awesome. I was literally shocked when I saw it. And to think she did this on one of the most hot and humid day!
I now I've said it before but:

MERCIIIIIIIIIIIIII , Gen!!! Deeply, deeply touched.

CeeCee

Pat said...

Wow...that is really thinking outside of the box! I love it!

MissKoolAid said...

Wow! Le gâteau est génial! Et la carte est très ingénieuse. Bravo Gen!
Et bonne fête CeeCee!!!

SophieThé

Marie-Claude Bastien said...

Que dire d'autre que je suis en admiration devant tant de talent! On va être obliger d'ajouter un autre talent à ta liste déjà longue: miss fondant!!! Bravo Gen

Marie-Claude Bastien said...

Ah oui, Bonne fête Catherine!

Cindy Major said...

Your cake-decorating skills blow my mind, Gen!!!! That card cake is awesome - flat tires or not! :D

Cindy