Sunday, February 17, 2019

Pilin' On the Blues

The themes this month at Pile It On are Pretty in Pink and/or Feelin' Blue. You can choose one or both themes, and you may enter the challenge as many times you like, as long as you are inspired by at least one other Challenge theme. We're sponsored by All Dressed Up, and I went all-blue since earlier this month I went all-pink!

I made a shirt-and-tie card. Instead of a silk tie, I made a bolo tie.

The base is a jean-patterned paper I've had for ages. I created the sentiment for the pocket on my computer using the Home Sweet Home font, added a blue background, and printed it on silver paper. I used a layer of blue cardstock underneath the pocket & front seam. I did the stitching with a Sakura white gel pen. I cut the buttons with a Stampin' Up! die from ivory paper to simulate bone. I capped the black-and-gold rope with aluminum foil. I made the "turquoise" with a mix of three Stampendous powders: Periwinkle, Glacier, and Copper Enamel. I die-cut it with an oval die, and cut another oval and covered it with silver embossing powder. I'm pleased with the result!

Crafter's Cafe #213: (P1/15) Fancy Folds or Embossing
Everybody-Art-Challenge: (Tue 2W) Jeans (fabric or paper)
Happy Little Stampers Dies Challenge: (P9) Always Anything Goes with Dies 
My Time to Craft #390: (2W) Men Only
TIME OUT Challenge #129: (2W) Retro

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  1. This card is just adorable . I love its southwestern style . I have a brother-in-law in Arizona who would love it .



    P. S. Thank you so much for the beautiful card !

  2. What a clever design! This is so cute! Thanks for playing our Time Out challenge!

  3. What a lot of techniques here that make a great card. Thanks for sharing with our FancyFolds&/orEmbossing challenge at the Crafters Café.

  4. So clever and cute, CG ... all the precision detailing is brilliant! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  5. Such a neat card! The bolo tie and stitching are great additions! So happy you linked up to the Time Out Retro challenge where I'm guest designing this week!

  6. Wow, this is a fab male card. Thank you for taking part in the "My Time To Craft Challenge". DT Sam x

  7. Great card, love the design. Thanks for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Embossing or Fancy Folds" challenge.


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