Tuesday, June 5, 2012

OBD/OWH June Challenge "Shaped Cards"



This card was made for the June "Our Daily Bread Designs" Challenge with Operation Write Home. The challenge was to make a "shaped" card, so I chose to make this little fishing vest. OWH has a great tutorial on how to make the basic vest, and then you can embellish it any way you like.

Here is a link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjSipCeIo9M&feature=plcp

Once I chose papers for the vest, the pockets, and the trim, then the fun began with embellishments. I popped the pockets with dimensional tape and did some hand stitching around the arm holes with embroidery thread.

I printed the word "License" from a Word document, cut it out to about a 1/2 inch, and distressed the whole thing (I have heard these things have to be carried around every time they fish...) Then I slipped it partially in the top pocket.

I made little fishing lures out of brads and more thread (just tied a knot in the end of the thread, snipped the end close, and while it was still on the needle poked it through the pocket.) I used some clear stretchy beading elastic as extra fishing line.  I think the real thing could have worked too, but I did not have any handy.

Then I used a few brass colored brads for buttons down the front and I distressed around the edges of the whole thing. When I mounted it on the card front I put a scrap of the plaid liner paper in the neck area to cover the white card stock it is mounted on.

 Have fun trying this one! Thank you Operation Write Home for the inspiration video!

12 comments:

  1. How could I have forgotten about the vest card! Perfect choice. this one is terrific! Thanks for joining in on the ODBD challenge!

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    1. Thank you Yolanda! I was not going to do it originally because it is basically a rectangle with cut-out arm holes. But I was struggling to come up with something else.
      :)
      Melissa T.

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  2. This is so good. I'm going to CASE it for some Father's day cards. :)

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    1. Thank you Shirley G! It was fun trying to come up with stuff to use for embellishments. :)
      Melissa T.

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  3. Adorable! I love the license, great thinking! And wow, yes, wouldn't this be perfect for Fathers Day! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Nancy! I have heard about the license being displayed as being required, don't know if that is true or not, but it added one more detail. :)
      Melissa T.

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  4. What an awesome card! It reminds me I still need to make a card for my dady who loves to fish. I like the USA label, too.

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  5. This is REALLY cute. Love the stitching around the armholes.

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  6. What a wonderful guy card! The way you used the plaid paper as a lining is fantastic. Thanks for helping us reach our June ODBD goal.

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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