Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Top 10 Winners Blog Hop - Masculine


Hi and welcome to this very special blog hop for the Top Ten Winners in Kylie Bertucci's May International Highlights. I am Lou Kitzelman and I live on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. The theme for this hop is the same as the highlights - Masculine. You can see my top 10 card here. Thank you to everyone who voted for me. Somehow I was voted 2nd! Thank you.
For this hop I decided to continue the theme of  my last card and branch out into shirts - not just pockets. I made this card last week (still cracks me up every time I look at it) and thought the fold would be perfect for this hop. Masculine cards can be a bit hard to make sometimes and can end up a bit drab and dull so I wanted to make a few fun cards that could be used for any boy, teenager or man. The design possibilities are endless but a girl only has so many hours in the day!

So armed with the Pieces & Patterns stamp set and coordinating Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper with is what I came up with.


I had so much fun making these. The stamp set and DSP have such a great range of design elements. The DSP made a perfect loud statement tie. And these dots were the perfect stamp to form a pattern for a shirt. I coloured in random dots with Stampin' Write Markers to coordinate with the tie. I love how all Stampin' Up! DSP has the colours used written on the pack. It makes it so easy to grab your ink pads, cardstock and markers.



I just made a template for the tie. I hacked away at it until I was happy with it. One tip is to fold in half and trim to make sure it is symmetrical. I was able to make it narrower than my flamingo tie - no big bottoms to fit on this time!


The inside is really simple but I love how it turned out. A sentiment, a strip of DSP and a few dots is all you need.


So cool you don't need a pocket protector!



I used the pencil stamp to create a band across the pocket and added some dots with a marker. The pencils were fussy cut and coloured with markers.



And what about some cute bear buttons? I added a coat of glue from the Fine Tip Glue Pen to give the buttons a shine. Some small holes and baker's twine and I was good to go. They are really cute in real life but were difficult to capture in photos. Apologies.


And I popped the bear buttons up with some of the new mini dimensionals - my latest obsession. You can see the difference in size compared to the regular dimensionals. Love them!


I have many lovely and thoughtful followers who not only read my blog but take the time to leave comments. Every time you leave a comment you brighten my day. I can't thank you enough for sharing my stamping journey with me - and all my crazy ramblings! I was asked to make a video of how to make the shirt when I made my flamingo shirt. I am not at all experienced in this but had a go. It is very basic so go easy on me. This one is for you Gloria and Joanella.

video

The basics:

  • Cut a piece of cardstock in half lengthways. (I have used A4 but it works with any size cardstock.)
  • Fold in half.
  • At the fold end cut a slit 3 cm (1 1/4") in and down from the top and edge on each side.
  • Fold those tabs in on an angle to form the collar. 
  • Secure collar with glue dots.

Next up is the super talented Sara Levin. Make sure you check out everyone on the hop. We are from all around the world - you are in for real creative treat today!

Lou



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8 comments:

  1. Oh Lou, these shirts are fantastic! I am in love with your bear buttons!! And I am loving the different take on the inside of the card. Yes, the design possibilities are endless! Thanks so much for sharing these delightful projects. xxx

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  2. These are so adorable!! I love them. What a great way to use the pencils in the pocket. So clever. Thank you so much for your support of my international highlights - you always do such amazing designs.

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  3. Oh Lou, these are amazing! I love that whimsical pattern on that cool guys shirt. How fun are those bear buttons?? Loving it. So happy to be hopping with you :)

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  4. Those little bear butts!! Love these Lee, thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Such a great set of shirt cards! And a truly great way to show off the versatility of the designer paper pack!!

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  6. Lou, these shirts are awesome!

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  7. Freakin' adorable! So clever to think of bear buttons and putting the pencils in, love them!

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  8. These shirts are AMAZING Lou! Will have to try this myself. Thanks for sharing how to make it. Jay xxx

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