Friday 21 August 2015

JAI 276 - Just add male cards - suited up tutorial

It's time for a new Just Add Ink challenge & Jan has set us a well timed challenge to create a card for males, since it's Father's Day on September 6th in Australia. I ran a masculine card class last weekend too so I combined the challenge with my class card.  
I do love a man in a suit (whether it's my own darling man, James Bond, or maybe even a dressed up Mr Cumberbatch or the guys from Suits), so I created this formal / tuxedo type suit card. It was very popular with my class lovelies so hope you like it too.
 My card was adapted from this awesome card & tutorial by Sarah Jane Rae, which I pinned a while ago. I adapted her idea to make a smaller card using a standard half A4 sheet to fit a regular C6 envelope (the card front is 10 x 14.8cm or approx 4 x 6 inches). Sarah's card front was about double this size.  I used the envelope punch board to make my bow tie). I used some White Perfect Accent dots for the shirt buttons.
I also added a belly band around the front to add a bit more detail & space for a sentiment - birthday & Father's Day versions. The birthday sentiment is from Birthday Blossoms & I also used White Perfect Accents dots coloured with a black sharpie marker - easy! You can see the other sentiment in this pic:
 I really liked how Sarah attached the shirt front to one side of the jacket so I did this too. This larger picture shows more detail.
The card opens up to show a large space for your message. I stamped the birthday version with the fantastic sentiment from Happy Birthday Everyone, a must-have stampin' rewards only stamp set from the annual catalogue. The ' to a wonderful man' sentiment is from this set too.
I was hoping to share my instructions to make my card in this post but it's taken much longer to prepare than I expected, so I'll post them separately - hopefully sometime tomorrow - & edit this post to include the instructions link too.

Edited 21 August, 2pm
Re-edited 23 August 7pm


Please refer to  Sarah Jane's suit card tutorial for instructions to make a large suit card. 
Use the measurements in my templates to reduce size to my standard size card version (14.8 x 10cm or 6 x 4 inch front) with an envelope punch board bow tie.
If you have questions or need more info about making my smaller version, please leave me a comment including your e-mail addy & I'll be happy to help.


Note: please choose the download option (arrow & line) to download. Do not choose 'share' as this just sends me an e-mail.

Here are pics from the tute so you can see what's included, but don't save them as they're just small versions of the actual doc.

Thanks for visiting & I hope you like my card. Please check out all the Just Add Ink fab team's creations here & try the challenge too - you can never have too many masculine card ideas.
Please leave some comment love & pin the card if you like my card. Here's a combined pinnable image if you do.

Back soon!
Inky wishes, Di

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Teneale Williams said...

WOW, Di you have out done yourself with this card. So very impressive.

ColourmehappyDi said...

Thanks heaps, Teneale :-)

Patrice said...

Wow, Di. This is pretty awesome. You've also gone to a lot of effort writing up a tute. I love the clean lines of the tux cards - masculine perfection. xx

KimB said...

Di saying this is awesome is an understatement. The card is fabulous (very James Bond! - love it) and your tutorial is filled with detail and an amazing piece of work! xxx

Sunny Strawbaler said...

Stunning Di - perfect for so many occasions! Sherylee.

Jan said...

Oh wow Di - these are absolutely fantastic! I love the details in the Tuxes and how the cards open - they certainly do look very James Bond or Mr C :-) And thank you too for your Tutorial - wonderfully detailed and I can't wait to try it! xo

Louise Sharp said...

Words...looking for them...just have to pick my jaw up off the floor! This is absolutely JAW DROPPING! Like WOW! And a tutorial to match!! LOVE this're so clever!

Nikki Spencer said...

You've done it again Di! Another fabulous creation...Very dapper indeed! Lovely of you to share the link to the original tutorial..:0) xx

Cre8tive Collections said...

Di. This is an AWESOME card, I love how the card opens up. Thanks for the tutorial, will have to give it a go

Pia S said...

Wow, what a stylish masculine card this is! Timeless and ageless!

Mac Mable said...

How generous and kind of you to share your tutorial, templates etc to make this fabulous card. It is so clever and creative. I just know I will be making this card in the future, using your templates and would like to thank you in advance x. Very striking and wow card, just love it!

Shona Chambers said...

How did I miss this?? Its the most awesome card ever!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing template. Saves so much time and effort. Going to add a pocket to contain monetary gift.

Mrs. Scrapalot said...

Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial! Great for Father's day as well :)

Kathy said...

Thank you for sharing this tutorial. I just used the jacket and made it into a white doctor's lab coat for my daughter's graduation from Medical School.

Gloria S said...

I personally want to say Thank you for converting centimeters to inches. I wasn't doing a very good job of it. Also Thank you for sharing and for showing us both versions of this card. I'm doing a wedding next year, I'll make "Thank You cards" for the groom. So, I'm saying Thank YOU for everything! Happy Holidays!