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!


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

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

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

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

  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!

  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

  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

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

  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

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

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

    Thanks for sharing at Anything Goes..

    Christine x

  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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