Sunday, March 20, 2011

Less is more - week 7 - masculine theme

Another light bulb moment when I woke up this morning! I suddenly remembered doing this sort of card ages ago - usually for Father's Day cards but it could be used for any occasion when you want to flatter the man in your life!
It's a shirt made out of a lottery ticket and no, it didn't win! Simple folding (which I watched someone do at the NEC years ago using patterned paper) and 3 tiny brads which look like buttons and ....  bingo! (or should that be lotto!) you have a shirt. The sentiment  which I made up myself (clever eh?) was designed as usual in Publisher and then some faux stitching (which I hope matches the font colour) and that's it. Simples!
I suppose if you felt really generous,could use a current lotto ticket and if it wasn't glued or cut and then put on the card with repositionable tape and maybe if it was a winner .......................................
Hope it fits the CAS criteria - it is after all only one embellishment!LOL!
I think after all this brain work I'm going to do some theraputic gardening today - the sun's shining and it looks like a lovely Spring day out there.

23 comments:

Caroline Hallett said...

Brilliant card and what a fab idea - love your sentiment too x

Kathyk said...

A simply SPLENDID idea - great card for a guy

Kathyk

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

What a great idea! Even better if it became the WINNING ticket!!!
Hugs, Sandra

Margaret said...

How clever, a card and a present all in one!!
Margaret x

Chrissie said...

I would go and have a lie down after this light bulb moment if I were you!
It is a super card and of course it should be a current lotto ticket!
I love the way the design on the ticket looks like a yoke on the shirt... planned of course!!!
The sentiment is fab too, super card altogether!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Jo said...

This is a great card, what a fantastic idea. Jo x

jackid said...

Hi again love the way you used a lotto ticket for this one fab idea you did check it first I hope lol I went to rakegate jrn school then went to pendeford high for a while you know marsh lane and the big field well my mom lives the back of the field just off wobaston rd uisn't it a small world lol
Jacki xx

sharingthepassion said...

I love this not made one of those shirts in years! Great card.

Ali x

Lynne said...

What a genius idea. Love it!
Lynne xxx

Suze Bain said...

Ooh, what a fab idea Di, I'm going to try that origami. x

Pauline said...

Brilliant idea, a superb male card.

Viv said...

Love the shirt and brilliant idea to use the Lotto ticket :O) Viv xx

Susan said...

Diane, this is simply awesome! I love the shirt....and would love to know how to fold one...(hint, hint)...a perfect masculine card!

Viv's Visuals said...

Oh you are clever! What a great idea!

Mandi said...

Just FAB Diane
Ingenious!
Thanks so much
mandi
"Less is More"

Dori said...

really clever folding - yes please tell us how it's done ;-)

Sue said...

What a fab idea. Love it. Sue.x

Aileen said...

Great Idea. I'm sure it will be a hit with the male recipient. Even more so if it was a current ticket. A gift as well as a card!! x

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

a perfect male card :)

JeNjOy said...

WOW done the shirts, but never with a lotto ticket, genius.
jenjoy x

pickle said...

What a cute idea

Kerry x

Linby said...

Brilliant card - great sentiment.
Linbyx

Sylvie said...

Wonderful card
Hug Sylvie x