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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Happy Father's Day!

This card is not only good for Father's Day (change the words) but a good masculine card in general.

This was Monday’s card challenge on Split Coast. I believe it’s their technique challenge. I’m not that familiar with these challenges, I’ve only begun to get into them. They’re a lot of fun and I highly recommend you try one if you have some time. This technique was shirt folding. I wasn’t going to do it because I don’t even like to fold shirts from the laundry basket. That’s why I don’t do cards that require an iron either. I feel SO guilty using an iron on card making and crafting while I have a pile of ironing to do. LOL I’d rather make cards than iron!!! Or clean!!! Or cook!!! Uh oh. See a pattern starting here???? Stamping has become more of a priority to me mostly because it’s a lot more fun and relaxing. When’s the last time you could say that cleaning your bathroom was fun and relaxing? I don’t recall EVER saying that in my life. And I’m not saying I’m psychic but I believe those words will NEVER come out of my mouth!!! LOL

Ok, back to the card. I used the striped paper from the "Pool Party" 12 x 12 papers by Stampin’ Up! I used the "Canvas" background stamp with Brocade Blue ink. I sponged the edges with the same blue too. The words are from "All Year Cheer." I added some black brads because I felt that corner needed just a little something more. The shirt (after I figured out what I was doing) was not too bad to make. I added silver brads for buttons. The buttons I had were too big and the colored brads looked too funny. SO I think had I had colored buttons they wouldn’t have looked very cute either, unless they were black. I am ok with the way this turned out. I made another shirt and I’m leaving it on the inside of the card so I have a pattern on hand and with the card I want to copy. I have TONS of patterns around here and some of them I look at and can’t figure out what it goes to. I’m wasn’t very organized. I’m getting better at it. Ok, a little better. Give me a break, old habits die hard!!!

Thank you for stopping by!


Melissa said...

I love this card! Want to hear something funny? I have that striped paper and was going to make a shirt card with it too! My - what good taste you have! :)

Unknown said...

What's ironing? :)

Mark's Finest Papers said...

I love this card! Great choice for your shirt, too!

June Houck said...

Great card! I love your blog. I check it daily.

Michele Kovack said...

I love this shirt! I really need to try this technique!