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Here’s a very masculine card showing both sides of the Well Dressed DSP as an Open Jacket. Most of us struggle with ideas for masculine cards. When I saw the Well Dressed Suite in the January to June Mini Catalogue, I knew I had to have it in my stamping room! I found lots of shared ideas but, when I received a card similar to this one from fellow demonstrator, Karen Yeomans, I really wanted to make one!
Now let’s see how it’s made…
I picked a sheet of Well Dressed Designer Series Paper (#154562) that I thought looked like an actual suit jacket. To begin, I cut 1 piece @ 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and scored it @ 2-1/8″ and 6-3/8″. I folded and burnished the folds with a bone folder. The result was something that really looked like a suit jacket – perfect!
Cutting the jacket front…
Next, I used the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (#149653) and the Suit & Tie Dies (#154322) so with the card base closed, center the “V” die on the front making sure the bottom of the “V” was in line with the opening and the top ends are slightly above the top of the DSP so it will cut all the way to the top, trace with a pencil, cut each side separately so that front will open.
Shirt front and tie…
For the shirt, I used Basic White Cardstock (#159276) cut @ 5-1/2″ x 4-1/8″. I placed it against the left side of the DSP, closed the jacket, centered the collar piece, and used adhesive at the top edges only so the tie could be slipped underneath the collar. The tie was cut with Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (#149653) and the Suit & Tie Dies (#154322) from the same DSP. When attached, I had the reverse side of the DSP showing. It looked best when it was slipped under the collar and centered on the shirt. I suggest closing the jacket to make sure the tie is centered.
Accessories finished the “Well Dressed” look…
Next, it was time to add adhesive to the left side of the jacket and adhere it over the shirt and tie. It was easy to attach the handkerchief to the back of the pocket before attaching the pocket to the front of the right side of the jacket. The final step was to add a Rhinestone Basic Jewel as a tie tack. I cut a piece of Smoky Slate Cardstock (#131202) @ 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ and attached it to the inside where I could write the greeting.
Oh, yeah, I also cut a piece of Smoky Slate Cardstock (#131202) @ 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ and attached it to the inside where I could write the greeting.
Now for a closer look…
Fun Fact shared by Sara Douglass, Stampin’ Up! CEO: The Well Suited Suite in the January – June Mini Catalogue was inspired by Andy, our Product & Marketing Director. The suite’s “working name” was Andy’s Closet and he provided photos of his shirts and ties from his closet for the designer to use as inspiration. The result was a stylish and masculine suite that so many of us are loving! Inspiration can come from just about anywhere if we’re looking!
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