Monday, November 17, 2008

Tee Talk: You're a Classic (Candy!!)

My husband works really, really hard. So I had to make him a very special card to express my gratitude and celebrate the promotion he got this last week (and to celebrate me finally getting the Labels One Nestabilities set, hee hee!)
"You're a Classic" is from my new "Tee Talk" set, one of my favorite greetings from it, so fun stamped on a "vintage" tee or by itself on a tag for practically anybody/occasion. This casual button down I made from the jersey in "Just So Sporty". This is the first time I've made a man's dress shirt from it, and I'm so thrilled with how it turned out! (and it was so easy to do!) To alter the jersey: ink up just the outside of the sleeves (omitting the stripes), the body of the shirt, and the inside vee of the collar (omit the outside of the collar). Then stamp onto DP. I found a really masculine print in the Basic Grey Ambrosia pack (this looks like most of the shirts in my DH's closet, invarious shades of course) Add a "w" on either side of the V neck for the collar points and a line down the middle to separate the front. A few little o's for buttons (filled in with the Inkssential pen) and you're done! I traced over the lines and filled in the inside of the neck with my C-3 Gray Copic to add a little shadow and keep it from looking flat.
Then I placed a Labels One die a quarter turn on my DP so I could have the mat print going on the bias. I die cut a smaller label out of one the solid Ambrosia prints for my greeting and punched a slot innthe top and bottom to thread a strip of another Basic Grey solid print, which looks just like brown leather, through. It reminded me of a belt and a buckle, so I cut a second strip of the "belt" and attached it to the first so that it could wrap around the whole card like a belly band. Finally I mounted it on the larger label in Basic Black and made the dots with a black pen around it, the shape and dots make me think of the pieced leather and holes on wingtips. The shirt is popped up on dimesnionals. This is probably one of my fave masculine card I've ever made (they're harder for me). I'm excited about using this look on more cards: birthdays, Father's day etc, in a milion different patterns.... :)


Would you like to win "Just So Sporty"? I have one extra set with somebody's name on it, maybe yours! Leave a comment on this post before Wednesday 10PM CST, I will draw one name randomly and announce the winner on Thursday,November 20th. (Already have the set? You can still enter, but you have to give it to your Stampin' BFF if you win, okay?) You can get an extra chance by subscribing to my blog, click to subscribe thorugh feedblitz or Google reader in my sidebar....Already a subscriber? Let others know about the candy by linking this post for an extra chance! :)

80 comments:

Angie said...

What a wonderful card! I love how you changed the shirt into a button up! And it looks so good on that paper. Thanks for the opportunity to win your Sporty set. I don't have it yet but it's on my wishlist!

Stampmouse said...

cool card. oh I so need that set too. off to post a note on my blog

Anonymous said...

Great masculine card. Love the nestabilities die, too. Thanks so much for the chance to win this set.
Gail S.

Tamara said...

Ooooo! Just so sporty would be great in my collection. I love the way you turned the jersey into a men's dress shirt. How clever! Although I use stamps because I cannot draw, so I don't know if I would be able to alter the shirt in the same way.

craftymum said...

Fantastic! I have your T shirt set but haven't yet got your Sporty set. I love how you can alter all of these in so many ways, and that you freely share your creative ideas with all of us!
Margaret S

Rebecca Ednie said...

I'd love to win your set. I am already subscribed and read every post. I will post another comment after I mention this post in my next blog post.

Lastel said...

Great card you made for your DH ! Would love to win this set , I am already a subscriber so I will post a link on my blog !

Diane said...

That card is really neat! It's so nice of you to make that for your hubby! That is one great set to win,thanks for a chance Melanie!!

patty w said...

Yes, we do need to show appreciation to our husbands, I know mine is under alot of pressure at work all the time. Besides, I think we all like to hear a kind word or a little pat on the back now and then. Even just a nice note to say we're being thought of.

Thanks for the chance, it's a great set and would be wonderful to have!

kellygrl27 said...

I love the way your mind works! I love all the different cards I have seen you make with this stamp set. I would love to win it! Keep being creative!

Amy Johnson said...

What a great card! You are always so creative. It always amazes me how you think of ways to use things (like stamps, punches, embossing folders) in other ways other than how it was originally intended to be used.

Val said...

That is so neat...changing the jersey into a shirt. You are so creative! Love the card. Thanks for a chance to win a stamp set!!

Jodi said...

I like the easy masculine card you made! It is hard to find good guy cards!

Donna said...

I love your card. Would also love to win the set! I'll be back to post another comment when I get this up on my blog. Thanks so much!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Melanie, this is outstanding! What a fabulous card to celebrate your husband's promotion.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Super cute card Melanie!! I will have to come back later to enter again!!

Heather "Hev" said...

I have subscribed by email - so I can keep your posts in my email folders ;)

Love your work :)

Have a wonderful day
Heather

Jennie said...

Love your card...this set is so versatile. I don't have this set and would give it a loving home :o)

Wanda in NC said...

Excellent card - congratulations on DH's promotion. And congratulations to you on getting more nestabilities.

mclesliemom said...

I love this card - to finally have a way to make cards for anyone. My wishlist just got longer. I hope I win this set. Thanks for giving it away!

Michelle Adams said...

Love your card (as always!) - Thanks so much for the chance to win!!! ;-D

Barbara Wiley said...

You are just so talented. Thanks for explaining how you did that and for offering your stamp set! Barbara W.

scrappintlc said...

Mel always an inspiration. I love your blog, please don't ever stop sharing your awesome creativity with us. I so want Just So Sporty, pick me. :) *giggle*

Cheryl said...

I would love to own this set as I have seen so many adorable ideas that can be done with it. I feel so left out by not having it. LOL Thanks so much.
Cheryl Sims

wendy (songbirdwc) said...

Such a great idea! And a GREAT set -- I'd love it!

Chris said...

Congrats on your new "toy". You certainly put it to good use on your new card. It's great.
Thanks for the opportunity to win the Sporty set. It is on my wishlist.

scrappintlc said...

Congrats to hubby on his promotion, thats great.

I just subbed to the blog, I have no clue why I hadn't already done this. *slaps forehead*

Thank again Mel for being so generous. {{{{HUGS}}}}

Dot said...

Great idea for a masculine card!

Anita said...

Beautiful card! The new nestabilities are cool.

Michelle said...

There is no end to what you can do with this set, is there? I would so love to win one. Thank you for the chance!

Jennifer Hodge said...

What a cute guy card....Thanks for a chance to win the just so sporty set.....I do wish I had all your sets...maybe for Xmas!...LOL

Liz :) said...

This is great! I love all the stripes! I will be subscribing as well, so count me in! :) Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Darlene L said...

Congrats on your dh's promotion. I have the Label 1 set on order--hopefully they are coming in stock. Love the 1/4 turn on the paper--great move. Thanks for the candy opp. Darlene

AG said...

Awesome card, as always, Mel! Congratulations to you husband! Your blog is so much fun to check out. Thanks for a chance to win the sporty set. I have little tees, and the sporty set it on my wish list!

Donna said...

I posted a message on my blog about your Just So Sporty blog candy. I'd be thrilled to be the winner! Happy inking, Donna
http://indianainking.blogspot.com/2008/11/new-blog-candy-alert.html

Rita said...

Luv the card Mel & luv those nesties, I haven't used mine yet, so I need to get on the ball, I may use it on hubby's birthday card for next week! Thanks for the inspiration & a chance at a your fab stamp set!

janet d. said...

Cool card! I would love to have that set arrive in my mailbox!

Linda from Georgia said...

What a great idea! Thanks for coming up with such a super guy card.

Stampin_Melissa said...

What a great idea! I love the idea of being able to use this set for a man's shirt like this.

I read your blog through my Google Reader! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh that is just sooo cool!!! What a wonderful wife you are!! I LOVE that dp for the shirt!!

Julie said...

Great card Melanie. I can't wait to get my Top Notes Die, should be here any day, hopefully before Thankgiving, speaking of, I better get to those Thanksgiving day cards, eh? Thanks for the chance to win, I'm trying for my BSF (Best Stamping Friend), since I already own and love Just So Sporty. :)

Pegg S said...

You are very sweet to celebrate your husband and yourself! :) Thanks for the chance and I subscribe to your blog via Google Reader!

*kathleen* said...

Love that paper you used....

Robin said...

Love the Basic Grey paper you used - thanks for the chanve to win!!

Anonymous said...

What a cute card. I would love to win this set. Thanks for a chance.
scrappingnana4ATyahooDOTcom

Anonymous said...

Love the stripey shirt! and the thought of giving you husband a just to remind you I'm greatful card! Good Job, Wife of the week award to you.
Thanks fo the chance to win a great set. I know lots of sporty people who would love a card from this set. If anyone needs a card making BFF I volunteer!
God Bless
Catherine M

Terri said...

Cool card. Would love to win that set. Thanks for the chance.

cnote_71 said...

Thanks for the chance to win your Sporty set. I love what you do with them. I have your Tee set and would love to add this one to it. Enjoy checking your blog each day.

LadyDoc said...

WOW- the card looks great!

Thanks for the blog candy chance!

sandie994 said...

You are soooo creative. It is so hard to come up with masculine cards and this one is great!

Nicole said...

So awesome how you made it so masculine! I love the versatility of this set. Just convinced me to get Little Tees this last release, and I NEED Just So Sporty to go with it!! I wanna be just like you when I grow up, Mel. ;)
Hugs.

Sharon said...

I thought you had a new stamp - how clever! I would love your set! I have the tee-shirt set now and love it!

jules p said...

Oh...pretty please! Pick my number. I almost cried when I read that you have an extra one. That is so cool that you want to share it. You are so sweet.
I have always loved your blog. Thanks!

kerianne said...

I feel totally selfish since I've already won two of your sets...but I WANT this one too. Yeah, don't pick me...no, do, nah, don't. Hmph, being an adult and unselfish is hard sometimes.

sarahw said...

I love your card, it is so hard to find really good guy stuff:) Thanks for the chance to win.

Libby Hickson said...

So cute! Love how you turned it into a man's shirt! And... I don't have that set. Pick me! Pick me! LOL

Becky Sorensen said...

Wow, this is an awesome card. I do not have that set yet, but it would be fun.
thanks for sharing a chance-
hugs

Mindy said...

That's an awesome guy card! I stuggle with masculine cards myself. I love the way you encourage us to alter images and you make it so simple. That really is just a "w" you drew to make the collar but I wouldn't have thought that until you said it! Linking on my blog!

Thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

Oh what an adorable card!! I would so love to win your Sporty set!!! I don't have it yet, so I would have to keep it all to myself...tee hee!! lol Thank you for the chance to win Melanie!!

StampinCathy said...

What a cute card. I just love all the different ways you can use this stamp set. It's on my LONG wishlist. Maybe I'll be lucky and win one. Hint Hint! LOL Thanks for a chance.

Linda E said...

I love this set and would be honored to win it.

Brenda said...

Melanie, I love your card. I always have a difficult time with guy cards, thank you for a wonderful idea. I am already subscribed to your blog, so I posted about it on my blog. Thank you for the chance to win this great stamp set, as I don't have it yet.

justmyopinion12 said...

Love the card! I have really enjoyed the cards I've seen made with the "tee sets", but I don't have the funds to purchase them. Would love to win the blog candy. Congrats to your hubby, too, by the way!

Sue D said...

Great card for the guys! I like how you altered the jersey into a shirt.

Crazy Creations said...

You always have such great ideas I would love to win your that so sporty set ill cross my fingers Have a blessed week Sarah

debinicol said...

pick me, pick me! I would love that set. I am amazed at all the things you can do with it...
Debi Nicol at yahoo dot com

Sue D said...

Hi, I subscribed to you blog through feedblitz so here is my extra chance. Thanks!

sandyh50 said...

Hi Melanie,love the card! I just got my labels 1 nesties too! I would love to win the Sporty set!

sandyh50 said...

Here is my second chance to win as I have had you on my Google REader for a long time!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi, loved the masking technique on the moon and how it hilights the message. Thanks for the chance to win this set. Barbie03102

Angela O. said...

Congrats to that Cajun boy on job promo. Great card, as usual!

nicky w. said...

I can't believe I missed this card before tolday! It's so cool...I so need to make cards that are more masculine. I love what you did with the shirt!

Ying said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Love what you did to this card, chance it to a shirt.

theneon said...

So happy to have found your blog I enjoy "visiting" you for inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing. This card, like all your others is just great! Martha Kay, aka, theneon

stacie said...

Love the shirt!! I love that you always show us new and interesting ways to use the sets!! Thanks for being an inspiration!

Karen Merc said...

I Would LOVE to win the Sporty Set. I purchaed Little Tees and I love them. Well...if I don't win them...I will just have to go buy them.
Love the card for your DH too.

Susan White said...

Love the shirt, your so creative. I love your sets because your always showing new ways to use them. This in return makes me look super crafty to my friends. LOL

ljurecek said...

I have so many of your sets, but not this one. I think I "need" it! I really do need some more masculine sets or sets that can go boy crazy. Hey, Melanie, how about creating some sporty vehicles for the guys and sporty gals in our lives! Love all your stuff!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Total coolness! It's astounding how flexible all of your sets are. This is wicked sweet. Your DH is bound to love it. That band around the card is sheer brilliance! :O)

Ananya said...

i loved the masculine card u made...its always so hard to make guy cards and this one suits all ages...i've also subscribed to your newsletter...thanks for giving me a chance to win the sporty set...cheers:)