Thursday, January 5, 2017

Tuxedo Card

It's time for another card.  We made this one at my table at Sassy Chic Stampers Stamp Camp way back on June 4, 2016 (the day my husband fell off the roof and shattered his pelvis).  That's when my world stood still for several months, and as a result this never made it to my blog.  (BTW -- my sweet Bob is now fully recovered and is as ornery as ever -- maybe more so . . . and now that I am retired, I can supervise to make sure he NEVER attempts to climb up on the roof again!)

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This card would be good as a congratulations card for a wedding, graduation, or a new job . . . or as a Happy New Year or birthday card.

I snagged the idea from Tami White (  Tami's site also features a video showing how she made the card.  Note:  Tami's card uses the Envelope Punch Board to make the bow tie.  I scaled down the tuxedo portion of my card so I could use the Stampin' Up! Bow Builder Punch instead.


Stamp Set
* Watercolor Wishes (included in Watercolor Wishes card kit)

* Basic Gray card stock (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"; 4-3/4" x 3-1/2")
* Whisper White card stock (4-7/8" x 3-5/8"; about 3" x 3" for banner shapes)
* Basic Black card stock (4-1/4" x 3"; about 4" x 1" for bow)

* Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad

Accessories and Tools
* Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
* Banners Framelits Dies
* Bow Builder Punch
* White Perfect Accents
* Heat Tool
* White Embossing Powder
* Adhesives:  SNAIL Adhesive; Glue Dots or Multipurpose Liquid Glue; Stampin' Dimensionals and/or Foam Adhesive Strips

(Unless otherwise indicated, SNAIL Adhesive was used to assemble this card.)

1. Score 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Basic Gray card stock at 4-1/4"; fold away from score line to create card.

2. Adhere 4-7/8" x 3-5/8" Whisper White card stock to front of card and layer the 4-3/4" x 3-1/2" Basic Gray card stock over it.  Set card aside.

3. Stamp and emboss sentiment near bottom of 4-1/4" x 3" Basic Black card stock.

4. Cut two banners from Whisper White card stock (I used the second and third smallest Banner Framelits dies).  Line up and adhere the larger of the two shapes at the top of the Basic Black card stock; center and adhere second banner over first, also lining it up at the top.

5. Use the Bow Builder Punch to cut two loop pieces and one small rectangle from Basic Black card stock.  Use Glue Dots or Multipurpose Glue to assemble bow (without tails) and adhere near the top of the banners with a Stampin' Dimensional. 

Helpful Hint:  Visit for instructions on how to assemble the bow.

6. Line up and attach self-adhesive White Perfect Accents below bow (I used the smallest of the three sizes).

7. Use Stampin' Dimensionals or Foam Adhesive Strips to adhere the assembled tuxedo to front of card.

Time to Celebrate!  You've finished your card!

Cathy  ;D

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