Hello so glad you have joined me today as I had some great inspiration from the Paper Adventures Team Hop and thought that I would share with you what I did…
My husband had a significant birthday the other day and while he is at work and it was not forgotten by his workmates, much to his disgust as he tries to forget his birthday as he reckons its just another day! Well the guys on shift did not think this birthday could go unnoticed so they threw him a BBQ after work and also gave him a gift! After speaking to my husband I knew a card opportunity could not go to waste so I did what I knew I could do and make a card fitting for his work crew. Thanks to Kelly Kent for the inspiration, have a look at Kelly’s cards here from the Team Blog Hop and maybe you could get some inspiration not only from Kelly but anyone else who joined in, do you follow any of the blog hops if not click next on Kelly’s blog and it will take through everyone who joined in.
I decided I would make 2 cards as my husband’s crew do have different colour fluro work shirts and he can send the other card into his work crew in at the depot to thank them as well.
Firstly I cut a piece of Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie cardstock as a layer for the shirt and then got a strip of silver foil and also using Night of Navy cut another strip about 2.5cm wide, I then layered them across near the bottom of the shirt. I used Night of Navy cardstock again for the buttons, I used the 3/8″ punch which is retired for the buttons. I used some double sided tape on the back of the Night of Navy cardstock to make like a sticker as they were to fiddly to cut then stick with glue as I always put too much glue and it oozes everywhere and I find making stickers so much easy and cleaner to do. You would be surprised how often this can be used with other punches and dies….
As I did not want to put any pockets on the shirt, I put ‘Thank you” using the stamp set Teeny Tiny Sentiment which is retired and Free As A Bird stamp set where the pocket would have gone and to make it look like the company logo or even the persons name. I did not have the Well Suited Suite from Stampin Up! which is in the new Mini Catalogue which is available now until 30 June 2021 so I had to improvise with the collar and draw it freehand then tweaked it to look like a collar then cut out with scissors then place it at the top of the card.
Hope you, like me it has given you some inspiration, hope you checked out the other blogs associated with the Team Adventures Team its always lots of fun doing these even if a little stressful to make sure that you have done it right!
Until next time, have fun…