For today's Try a New Technique Challenge, Beth chose to encourage us with a Father's Day idea... ORIGAMI SHIRT CARDS. I will admit to you that my shoulders slouched when I first saw the challenge. I really don't care for these cards. They are all adorable, don't get me wrong. I've just never made one because they aren't quite my style of stamping. This is what the challenges are all about, right? When we step outside our comfort zone to be creative, who knows what we can come up with.
Thanks for the challenge, Beth. And thanks for your detailed instructions. They're great!
A friend of mine actually showed me this cute little shirt card YEARS ago. She even quickly created it on typing paper for me. I can remember thinking, "Ah, that's cute. I'll never make one." Again, just not my style. Today's challenge encouraged me to not only create a card using my friend's pattern but also to appreciate my friend (more than I already do) for even sharing it with me.
The So Saffron is 4.1/4 x 5.1/2. The Certainly Celery is 5.1/4 x 8. Fold card in half. To create the collar, use your 12x12 cutter and lay your card so the shorter side is at the top of your cutter. Using your blade guide, cut 1.1/4 from the bottom (your blade will begin at 8") and stop. Pick up the blade and begin cutting again at 5.1/4. Cut the remainder of the Certainly Celery. Trim off where fold is. Match up the collar ends and press to crease. The square of the tie is a 3/4" square punch. The tail is hand cut. Here is the inside of the card http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...74018?cat=4688 .
Date: Monday, June 4, 2007 GMT Views: 1305