Friday, May 31, 2013

You're Tie-rific!

I seen a post somewhere, I think FB, of a cook origami man's shirt.  By golly, I haven't done that in years! So, I searched out the directions and they were super easy and I even remembered them!  First thing, don't use card stock... you can't get good creases and the folding cracks.  Second thing, you don't need double sided pattern paper.  Now that the tips are out of the way here's the cards....

I did use a couple embossing folders on the colored backgrounds, a Sizzix Tim Holtz and the Cuttlebug Diamond Grid.  I sanded the Diamond Grid for a bit more pop.

I cut a 3/8" brown strip (same as bottom layer) into a tie shape, added a small piece for the knot and a itty bitty gem for a tie tack for this shirt. I used pop dots to adhere the shirt to the card but it really isn't necessary, in fact, it was a waste of dots.  I did adhere the shirt front to the shirt base to keep it in place.

I tried to make a bolo tie for this shirt.  It was a bugger but the effect is good.  I should have left the ends a big longer but 1 had a tight bend in it and I had to cut that off.  I used 3/16" glue dots but they don't want to stay put. I adhered the shirt to the same dark layer then cut around it before adhering to the card.  I think that really makes the shirt stand out.  What do you think?  The text on both shirts is computer generated.  These will be great for Father's Day or a man's birthday.


Laurie Unger said...

Cute! Like the bolo tie! thanks for the tips!

Glittered Paws said...

Love the western tie what totally awesome cards you have created.