Thursday, 1 June 2017

The 70's called - they want their shirt back! Global Design Project #GDP089

Well ...... I think the title says it all! This is one of those cards that started off in one direction and somehow ended up being a Hawaiian shirt with a very wide flamingo tie. How did it come to that??? All I can tell you is I chuckle every time I look at it. It is completely out of proportion and ugly/cute but I kinda like it.

I had 2 goals for this card - one to enter in the Global Design Challenge this week.....

 ..... and the other was to welcome in the new 2017/18 Annual Stampin' Up! catalogue.  This stamp set is called Fabulous Flamingo and has some great sentiments in a fabulous font to go with the images. I promise I will make a nice flamingo card for you when I get time. In the meantime you have to put up with this hilarious Hawaiian shirt version.

I stamped the flamingo and then cut a the tie shape. This is such a great image. There are 4 stamps that make up the flamingo to give you shading.

The collar looks like my head in photos - huge! In real life it is more proportionate but a girl can only do so much!

Before I had to stop working I was an Early Childhood Teacher. This fold was one of my go-to folds for Father's Day. It is so easy. The card base is a standard size but I cut the A4 in half lengthways. From the fold end, I used my Stampin' Trimmer to cut down 3 cm and in 3 cm from each side. Before I folded this section to form the collar, I lightly sponged Old Olive over my Shimmery White cardstock, masking off the top section. I also stamped the palm leaves. Such a cool image. You fold the top sections down to form the collar and secure the tie underneath. I used glue dots to hold the collar down.

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  1. This is cool... it really does look like a Hawaiian shirt! Love the background!

  2. You are one beautiful and comical lady, whom I will forever more call a friend. I LOVE this card. I'm one of those slow readers that doesn't comprehend the written directions. I need to see. Would you PLEASE, consider a video on this collar? I know you said it was easy, but easy isn't for me. Thank you so much for sharing this smile with s today.

  3. husband had a shirt just like that one back in the 70s...Just love it.

  4. Sooo Cute! Absolutely love it!!!

  5. This is Super Amazing I love it

  6. WOW you are very clever Lou, this is such a cool card <3
    STOP using the flamingo stamp people, you are making me like it LOL
    Cheers Shaz


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