Hello everyone and welcome to the Control Freaks May Blog Tour. This month we are featuring cards and projects on the theme "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow! Ideas for Masculine cards and Father's Day! Now, I don't know anyone who can't use some help and inspiration for masculine cards and projects. I'm not alone in thinking these are some of the most difficult projects I create!
So we hope and invite you to take the tour with us now! It won't last long and I promise it will be jam-packed with fabulous ideas for the guys in your life! If you're already on the tour, you probably arrived here from my friend, Mary Brown's blog. Wow!!! Her Sailing Into the Sunset projects were amazing!
I created this cute little "shirt and tie" card using Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper! It's easy enough to do. The "shirt" is a rectangle cut at 2.5 x 3.25" and then mounted to Chocolate Chip cardstock cut 1/4" larger on both sides. The collar is a 1" strip of DSP, folded, attached to the shirt and buttoned down with two brads. I just drew the tie and cut it out, shading the edges with Chocolate Chip Ink before attaching it.
The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, stamped in black Stazon ink. I used the Big Shot and the Square Lattice Impressions Folder to give some texture to the Crumb Cake layer. The Card Base is Baha Breeze cardstock!
I began with a 4.25 x 11" piece of Chocolate Chip Cardstock and scored it at 3" and 6".
I sponged around the printed image and attached 2 Black brads. The inside mat with the sentiment is 1/4" smaller so it will hide nicely behind the front when the card is closed. One great thing about this card is that it will still fit into a standard card envelope! You can click on the smaller images to view them larger!
Well, that's it for this stop. I do hope you enjoy the tour. I know you will get TONS of fabulous ideas from my freaky friends. Just click on the button below to go to the next stop, the website of the super-talented Debbie Currier! I peeked and you won't want to miss what she has for you!