Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Dad's Plaid Shirt

 
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!
~Bev



12 comments:

  1. What a cute idea. I love the plaid and all the stitching! You have inspired me to get my sewing machine out. Hugs

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  2. I like the plaid shirt, what a clever card, thanks for playing the SweetStamps challenge this week.

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  3. Great card Bev clever. Thanks for playing along with us at Sweetstamps be sure to join in on the next one as well.

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  4. Such a wonderful Card. Great Design! Perfect through and through. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges!
    Denise

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  5. What a great idea, I love the shirt! Perfect male card! So glad you joined us for our "Dad" challenge at Cards for Men!

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  6. Great card! I love the cheerful colours and your die cuts and heart sentiment too. Thanks for joining the Bearly Mine challenge this week.

    Sharon x

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  7. Wow Bev! You are so creative. It is masculine for men. You did so much work on this card. You should be a professional. Enjoyed seeing your work. Peggy

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  8. How Fab is that sewing? It sure makes your fab card!
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s

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  9. What a great masculine card! Love your design and all the details. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Card Crew. Hope you have a fabulous day!

    - Jenn DT

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  10. Awesome Project. I just love the papers. TFS !

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  11. Fabulous Father's Day card... love the tartan!

    Thanks for sharing at Anything Goes..

    Christine x

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  12. Love this card and how you have explained making it. Plaid is a great male feature and you have chosen well!!! The heart is great. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes and good luck
    Carol xx

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