Saturday, 25 April 2009

Suit, Shirt and Tie cards

This was taught to me at stitchen sisters by Isabelle. Thanks Isabelle.

1. Gather up the materials you need for the card. Start with black card (or a suit colour, Plain white paper (or another colour if you prefer a coloured shirt, small piece of coloured/patterned paper for tie or a piece of ribbon for a bow tie if wish, scissors, ruler and double sided tape or paper glue.

2. Measure the length of your black card and divide by four. Measure in from each long side the number you have worked out and using the ruler fold. This should give you a card folded into three with two short sides at the front and a large back.

3. Measure a few cms from inside edge of each front side and using ruler line up to 3/4 the way down the card and fold giving you the shape of the suit lapels.

4. From the wide end of the lapels snip out a triangel to give the correct shape of lapels your looking for.

5. Now using a ruler measure the back of the card and cuta slightly smaller size in the white paper. This is for the shirt.

6. Fold gently the white paper in half long ways pinching only the top cm or so then lay flat again.

7. snip down the folded line a cm or so.

8. from the snip measure in a cm or so and fold to create shirt collars.

9. On a separate piece of white paper mark a column roughly the width of a ruler and cut. This will be the area for the shirt buttons.

10. Fold similarly as the black card (although you don't have to be to precise)

11. Use doubled sided tape on the short sides.

12. Tape in place in the centre of the card underneath the collar.

13. Tape the back of the white shirt with double sided tape onto the back of the inside of the black card.

14. This is the basic suit and shirt card from now on you can use as much imagination as you wish. You can craete a bow with ribbon to create a bow tie for the elegant card off course add a small artificial flower in the lapel or a triangle of paper for a handkerchief. Or the use of stickers or jewels for a tie pin. Or you can create a plain tie for a great fathers day card or birthday card for a man.

Make a small template with a separate knot and tie area and use double sided tape to place into place.

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