Hello again! I hope you all are well. The DT at Cas(e) this Sketch put up a new challenge today:
What does this sketch say to you? To me, it looks like a pocket on a shirt. Immediately it reminded me of the shirts my dad used to wear. The button up ones with the breast pocket. He used his to carry his cigarettes and lighter. He never wore a shirt without a pocket. God forbid he be without his smokes. When he passed, we buried him with a pack of cigarettes in his breast pocket. Too much information? Sorry, took a short trip down memory lane. Thinking about my dad always makes me smile!
Anyway, back on track. Since the card reminded me of a gentleman's shirt, I decided to make a masculine card that looks like one of my dad's shirts. And for a further challenge, I decided to see if I could do it without the help of my Cricut. To do it on the Cricut would have been much easier, as all I would have had to do is pick a cut file and cut. But, not everyone has a Cricut. So I set off to make this:
2. Find the center and cut straight down until you feel you have cut enough to make a good collar. Fold the collar back.
5. Adhere tie to shirt
7. Now you can adhere the shirt to the front of the card. You will notice that you will be able to see the base card because of the collar. You can leave it that way, add coordinating paper behind the collar, or cut out the triangle where the collar is, which is what I chose to do.
The biggest challenge for me was the tie. It took me a bit to get a shape I was happy with. I just had to keep messing with it, I did add a brad for a tie back sort of thing. After I punched it, I realized it should have been up higher on the tie, but I think it still looks cute.
I hope you find this card as cute as I do. But, then again, I am biased.
- I am a 37 year old nurse who is currently not working due to medical issues. I have chosen to pass my time crafting, but because I am not working, I have little money to spend on supplies. I have a small stash from while I was still working but am now using what I have access to around the house. I also use things I can find cheaply at the dollar store, in the dollar bins, on clearance, or buy with coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I also like to shop thrift stores and garage sales for things to use in my crafting. You would be surprised with what you can find if you aren't afraid to prowl a little.