Good Tuesday Tutorial Morning to you. Lisa here...it is my week to bring you an inspiring tutorial...I hope. With Father's Day and Graduation time coming up I will show you ideas for using my new digital image
First I'll start with today's tutorial for making this shirt and tie graduation card. And thank you to Susan Roberts for the card dimensions!
I was inspired by Kris's fantastic version. After seeing hers...I just had to do a tutorial on it.
Draw a line 1" below you score line lightly with pencil. Mark 7/8" from each side on your 1" line. Mark the center at 2 1/8" along your 1" line also.
Mark at 1 1/4" from each side along your fold line.
Using scissors cut along the fold up to the 1 1/4" marks you made on each side. Then cut along your line below your fold from each side up to your 7/8" marks. DO NOT MAKE SCORE LINES HERE.
Just bring your left tab in toward your center mark you made on your line.
Then repeat on the other side...score using a bone folder or flat side of a butter knife for a crisp fold.
Fold the back of the card behind the front of your card.
Carefully cut the excess parts from the back of your card right along your folded collar and to the edges.
Now for our tie. Take a piece of copy paper and adhere a piece of pattern paper 6 x 2 1/2 on using removeable tape. Run it back through your printer and print your SNAZZY TIE from the TIES FOR HIM DIGI that you made 1 3/4 x 4 1/2 in your program ( I use Publisher).
Here is what mine looks like. Remove your pattern paper and carefully remove tape.
Cut it out.
Adhere a small piece of the same patterned paper with removeable to cover just the top knot of the tie and run back through the printer. (This part is optional if you do not want the extra dimension on the tie knot)
Adhere the whole tie on your card front being carefull to center it straight. Then adhere just the top of the tie with the dimensional tape.
Now for the gown panel. Start with a 4 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece of NIGHT ECLIPSE CARDSTOCK. Make a mark that is 1 1/4" from the bottom of your panel (4 1/4" side is horizontal) and 2 1/8" from the sides. Then make light marks from each top corner to that mark. I used a white colored pencil so you can see my lines.
Cut out and adhere dimensional tape to the back if you want. You adhere it flat if you want a flat card. I like dimension!
Again this part is optional if you do not want the extra dimension. Here I put 2 skinny pieces of dimensional tape on top of each other on the bottom of each color (so the tape does not go on top of the tie knot directly).
Voila. Here is the finished project. NOTE: For a finishing touch you could add buttons to the color and also to the jacket if this was to be a suit for a wedding card etc.
HERE ARE A COUPLE OTHER IDEAS FOR USING THE TIES FOR HIM DIGI.
Design Team Jerusha Borden made this fun Father's Day card using the TIES FOR HIM DIGI.
Here I made a shape card using the "FUN TIE" from the TIES FOR HIM DIGI.
AND HERE ARE A COUPLE CUSTOMER CREATIONS FOR MORE INSPIRATION
Thank you for visiting. I hope this helps you get reading for those graduations and Father's Day!