Monday, May 1, 2017


Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing a masculine card that could be used for a graduation, or for a college-bound student. This card looks complicated, but it's really very easy to make.

The A7 card base is black (5x7" when folded in half). With white pigment ink, stamp a background pattern around the edges, then heat set the ink with heat gun. I've used Anna Griffin's Border Stamps diagonally in the picture above.

Cut a piece of white cardstock to 4" x 6". Now, at 5/8" from the top of the card, cut in 1" at each side. Gently bend, but do not crisply crease or fold, the two partial strips inward & down to form the collar, as in the picture above.

Using Anna Griffin's Embossing Folders for Him, I embossed the tie on red cardstock scrap, cut out with scissors, then used direct-to-paper technique to apply black dye ink to color the stripes on the tie. (Direct-to-paper technique involves gently dragging & tapping your inkpad on the cardstock/paper.) Attach to the center of the card about 3/8" from the top of white shirt with pop dots. Then gently bend 1 side of the collar over, poke hole through corner of collar, tie & back of shirt (I used my Spellbinders Tool-in-One to do this) & fasten with a gold mini-brad. Repeat this process on the other side of the collar.

Emboss the pocket from Anna Griffins "Dad" Folder (same set as above), cut out & attach to shirt with pop dots. Now attach the shirt to the card front, about 1/4" from the top.

This is the easiest part! I attached die cuts with pop dots from Anna Griffin's "All About Him" set. All you need to do is finish the inside of the card as you see fit! And, Thanks Anna, for making such amazing die cuts, I love them!

As always, I hope I've helped to inspire your creativity today! Smiles, Laura

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