So Dapper Chap came about because my fella loves his bow tie collection (which weirdly went missing and we can't figure out where on Earth they could be - we've looked everywhere and can only find two of them).
Next up, I have a simple Father's Day card that pairs Dapper Chap with the new Perfect Plaid Stencil Collection. This stencil collection makes plaid backgrounds a snap! You simply sponge, clean your stencil, and then flip it over to sponge the opposite stripes. Mix and match the stencils to create truly customized looks!
Last up, I have a couple of projects to share using the Shape Up Series: Tuxedo Gift Card Holder Die. Now, don't let the name fool you - this die does so much more than tuxedos (or even gift cards really)!
Here's the tutorial:
See! So easy!
I used the new Bitty Big: Olive Twist patterned paper to create the jacket. I die cut the vest from Classic Kraft cardstock, also cutting the reverse of the buttons. Then, I used the Herringbone Impression Plate to give the vest a bit of texture (positioning the plate over just the front of the die cut) and backed the button area with Dark Chocolate cardstock.
I cut the shirt from Rustic White cardstock and stamped the Congratulations sentiment inside before adding the collar. Then, I stamped and die cut the solid bow tie from Dapper Chap. I used Prairie Grass, Olive Twist, and Dark Chocolate inks for that and then attached it to the shirt with foam tape.
And just because I know someone will ask, yes, there are two bow tie dies. One comes by itself to coordinate with Dapper Chap. The other is part of the Tuxedo die collection. That one has embossed lines on the inside. They have the same outline, but the embossed line thing is different. Here's a photo so you can see them side by side.
I will say that the embossing shows up best when you use a metal shim to make sure you're getting enough pressure for the texture to transfer. Just an FYI.
Well, that's all I have for you today, friends. I truly hope you've enjoyed today's post. I love creating product that makes cards for fellas a little bit easier. Make sure to pop over to see what Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Keeway, Laurie, Melissa B, Melissa P, Michelle, and Stephanie have in store for you today. Have a wonderful Friday! See you soon!
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