I needed to make a card for a male family friend who has a birthday next week. As he is football mad I wanted the card to be in his teams colours and also to have a football theme.
I decided to challenge myself and see if I could make a recipe from scratch using just my stash, a paper trimmer and using a new technique another of my New Yr resolutions !
1st off I needed a number of assorted blue papers. Now a ready supply of these come in the post almost daily. Namely those irritating white envelopes, you know the ones that come with bank statements and nasty bills inside! Well once you have thrown those straight in the bin you are then left with the envelopes which if you slice open have some rather natty patterns on the inside mostly in blues and greys. I keep a pile of these to hand (don't you? No! Tut tut) so out came the blue ones.
Next I needed to throw in a mix of extra papers so out came my handy box of strips (you do keep all those don't you?) and sorted out a few more of the blue ones and then cut a few of the envelopes up into random size widths using my trimmer as I needed dead straight edges.
Finally throw in a little bit of origami paper folding and this is what you should end up with.
The Origami shirt is in the brand new 2014 Club strip!
I folded from white paper and then added the blue stripes afterwards.
I found the tutorial for shirt here.
Sentiment cut using Britannia word dies.
Strips of paper randomly stuck to a piece of old cardboard with white strips in between(as the cardboard was a grey colour).
Edges trimmed to neaten and then adhered to a slightly larger blue backing sheet.
Entering into the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Guyz #1: Happy Birthday.
Deep Ocean Challenge #69: Birthday.
Tuesday Throwdown #178: Stripes.
Charisma Cardz #2: It's a Boy Thing.
Card Mania #38: Anything goes.
My Craft Creations: Anything goes.
Melon Headz: Birthday challenge.
Country View Crafts #11: Monochromatic.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #107: Use up your snippets (those nasty envelopes and odd strips).
Paper Pretties #293: Monochromatic.