Friday, 23 August 2013

Very Manly!!

The internet has been down foe 24 hours........very frustrating.....but that's one of the joys of living in 'paradise'!! Anyway now that I'm back online it's time for another card. I thought it was time I added to my collection of cards for the man of the house. I have used a template supplied by one of my fellow crafters in my craft group. As you can see it's a waistcoat which opens.

For the waiscoat I used plain card which I ran through the paper crimper. I do have a CB but I find this hand-held machine gives a great effect. I wanted to have the look of corduroy velvet and I think I achieved this.
The contrasting side panel is a scrap of wall paper that I had in my scrap dp used this time. I also lined the waistcoat with it and added scraps of it as pockets and for the handerkerchief peeping out of the top one.
The three'buttons' are brads which matched the green colour in the wallpaper perfectly.....think I've put them on the correct side!! A peel off greeting and corner finished it off.
 I've scanned this card so it's not obvious that the opening is off centre therefore the panel is actually the inside of the card.......if that makes sense!!
Another one added to the collection.....must get started on the dreaded Christmas cards soon!!!


  1. What a creative idea - love that coat. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge

  2. Great idea!

    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for our Use Your Scraps challenge.

    Hope you can join us again on Tuesday when our new challenge launches.



  3. Lovely card. Thank you for joining in at Cuttlebug Mania this week x

  4. This is a super masculine card. Any man would like it.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT