I only have one key to my heart...and George holds it. I wanted to use an image from Digital Delights for their challenge, but the hearts I had all had ruffles...and if there's one thing MOST men don't prefer, it's ruffles. So, I cut them off!
I printed the digital stamp and the paper, which is also from DD's on craft cardstock with my Kodak Hero printer. To make the button strip I cut a 1 1/4 by 5 1/4 inch strip of the plaid paper. I scored it with my Martha Stewart Score Board at 1/4 in on each side. I folded the sides back and stitched it onto the "shirt" with heavy duty thread on my Singer.
The buttons are threaded with waxed flax and held in place with a Glue Dot. No knot on the back of the button. Simply cross the threads, apply the Glue Dot and trim the excess flax.
I made two copies of the stamp image. The first one is colored with Inktense Pencils. I used a white Gelly Roll Pen to make stitch marks around the edge of the heart. After cutting away most of the key, I coated the heart with Close To My Heart's Liquid Glass. The other copy I used to make the black key. The key is covered with Black Enamel Accents by Ranger. I layered the key over the heart where the key was printed.
I decided the card needed something to finish it off, so I cut out 2 small hearts on my Cricut. I coated them with Liquid Glass also, and attached them as shown. Finally I layered the plaid paper onto a white card.
This card is entered into the following challenges:
Digital Delights - For Dad
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Father's Day
Bearly Mine - Dies or Punches
Creative Card Crew - Dies or Punches
Creative Craft Challenges 2 - For the Fellas
Sweet Stamps - For Dad
Melon Headz Friends - Father's Day
Cards For Men - Father's Day
Digi Darla's - Masculine
Enjoy Father's Day with the One who holds your key!