You would think that for all the stamping classes I run and projects I make for swapping and my blog, I would always be prepared for holidays. Ha! They sneak up on me like my 3 yr old when I think he is taking a nap and jump out at me at the last minute. Thankfully, I got a head start this year and have a card all ready for Dad when I see him on Sunday.
I’ve been dying to try out those cool dress shirt cards and thought this would be a perfect excuse to try one out. My first attempt left me with a shirt that covered the entire front of the card, but I wasn’t feeling it. So, I adjusted my measurements until I came up with this:
The shirt was super simple to make… you just take a rectangle out of cardstock and cut two slits in from each side and fold down the flaps to make the collar. Here are the dimensions I used for this card:
I wanted a little bit of texture and so I grabbed some of my Pool Party Core’dintations cardstock for the shirt. Normally I sand down this paper but I liked it for that subtle texture it provided.
For the rest of the shirt, I hand drew and cut the tie. I didn’t realize that most people when they create these cards, have a template they have created for themselves for the tie! So, I made myself a template and hoped it didn’t look too lopsided.
Add a few silver mini brads and ta-da! The shirt is done!
Card supplies used:
Stamps – Delightful Dozen
Ink – Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango marker
Paper – Whisper White cardstock, Island Indigo cardstock, Pool Party Core’dinations cardstock, Quatrefancy specialty designer series paper
Accessories – Big Shot, Stripes embossing folder, Piercing tool, Silver mini brads, Paper snips
So if you need a quick Father’s Day card idea, try this one out. It is fast and easy, and quickly customizable to any colors or patterns you want!
Give it a try and then stop by my facebook page and let me know how yours turned out! And let me know if you come up with a better way to do the tie other than freestyle!