I was racking my brains for a card to come up with for my Nephew’s birthday, and immediately my brain automatically was trolling through the dies I had.
I wanted a particularly male card so I decided to do a shirt base.
- So first I calculated the size I wanted and I have some ready made pearlescent envelopes, so I measured the envelope which was 15.5 cm sq which allowing a margin meant I needed to make it 15 cm sq, which happened to be a perfect base.
- I then cut the necklace using the second smallest spellbinders large circles by finding the center of the card and measuring 2 cm either side, then placed the die edge on the marked area.
- Next i measure 5 cm down for the shirt sleeve, (do not cut this as it is your fold of the card) and then 2 cm in at an angle to finish the look of the sleeve.
- I then remeasure the length and marked at the bottom of the card the same distance in. Do this on both sides.
- Cut out using my craft knife and there you have your shirt base.
- I simply glued my chosen paper to the base and then cut out with the knife.
Next I made the waistcoat
- I measure the body width of the card and left a 1 cm gap in the middle.
- I took my paper and on the back drew out the arm shape and using a ruler, put in the straight lines for the lapel and body length, leaving a 2 cm gap to the bottom.
- I measured the distance of the half of the waistcoat, and found the center, and then draw the straight lines to form the peak at the bottom, I then cut using my craft knife and ruler.
- Next I drew the lapel on a matching piece and cut out, and flipped over and drew round to get the reverse lapel, then cut.
- For the pockets it was a tiny 2 cm by 0.5 cm piece on the same paper as the lapels.
- Glue the waist coat body to the card and mount the lapels and pockets with sticky foam.
You can now decorate to your hearts desire!
Voila, we have a shirt and waistcoat.
I am sure that there are many ways to do this but it was very simple and really quick!
Have a lovely bank holiday and I will see you soon