Sunday, 27 May 2012

Oh Man !!!

Today is scorchio hot, so what better excuse is there to stay in the shade, than to watch the tennis, F1, and Soccer Aid.

I did manage to find the time to make a male card which I'll be entering into these three challenges

CAS-ual Fridays want a male card using designer papers

Clean and Simple have this sketch         

and Friday Mashup want a card for "That special man in your life"

So here is my card,  I had Fathers Day in mind when I made it, and I cant get Boney-M out of my head now!!

This is a close up of the shirt before I added it to the card

and I'll try to describe how to make it after I've listed my recipe for the card.

Recipe :
Card = Green Galore, Whisper White, white base from MS, and SU DSP
Stamps = Papermania and a magazine freebie
Inks = Green Galore and Real Red
Extras = 3D pads, and red beads

I've used another piece of paper as my shirt is DSP and it's not easy to see the folds etc.. Also the thinner the paper, the easier it is to fold and crease.

Start with a strip of paper 13cm x 7.5cm and fold it in half with the pattern on the outside

then open it up and fold each side into the centre

at one end fold the paper to the outer fold and crease it down to make 2 triangles

where these triangles are formed, fold the end over towards the centre and crease

open it up and fold the triangles to the inside

refold the sides into the centre, but pull the triangles outwards and replace the fold end down

turn the paper over and you will see the triangles have made what will become the sleeves,

at the other end fold 1cm over onto the complete paper ( not the split pieces that should be face down )

turn it over and fold the turn up towards the centre till they meet, and then crease the edges down to form the collar

lastly, lift the end with the triangles sticking out and fold in half so that the end tucks under the collar, and there you have it.

I hope that my instructions make sense to you, and that you have a try for yourself .

Thanks for dropping by today, and I'll be back soon.

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  1. Oh wow thats brilliant and a great tutorial too:)x

  2. Super creative!! Love your Origami Shirt! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. Great little "dad" card :) Love the origami shirt - too cute! Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup!

  4. This is genius Bev! Thanks for the tutorial - I'll definitely have a bash at that! Vicky x

  5. Love that combination of challenges; the shirt is perfect for a manly card! Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

  6. Clever piece of paper folding Bev, what a cool holiday shirt and thee perfect sentiment too :0)
    Thanks for joining in the fun at CASual Fridays this week :0)
    Jenny x

  7. Thanks for the great tutorial! I was wondering how you made that adorable little shirt. This is cool, for sure! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

  8. That shirt is sooo cute! Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  9. Ahhhh, I love this clean look! It is been ages since I made a folded shirt card. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup.


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