Hey everyone! It’s Wednesday! This week feels like it’s going soooo slowly – I hope it picks up soon, I want to get to the weekend!!
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So, I love my brother. He is awesome and crazy and insane and quirky and geeky just like me. He is one of my best friends. 🙂
But he doesn’t read my blog. Grr!!!
Now, excuses range from ‘I didn’t have time’ to ‘I was going to then I forgot’. :- Honestly Adam, you have to put more effort into your excuses than that!!
But today, the fact that he doesn’t visit here actually works to my advantage – as I’m posting the birthday card I made for him that he hasn’t yet received.
I was actually late in creating it as well, but that’s not the point, right? Brothers and sisters forgive each other these things, know what I’m sayin’? *wink*
So, both myself and my brother love a TV show called How I Met Your Mother, and Adam has started talking about wearing a suit when he has a night out, so that gave the inspiration for this card:
Fun right?! I pretty much love this!!
I started with a piece of True Black cardstock and used the PTI Bride and Groom dies to die cut the silhouette. The die comes in several pieces so I was able to die cut the shirt and collar from Pressed Greige Linen cardstock separately.
With another die cut of the silhouette cut-up I was then able to create the suit jacket, and I freehand trimmed a tie shape out with scissors. I assembled all the pieces using Pinflair Glue Gel so I could get custom dimension for all my pieces – love this stuff!!
I adhered the suited guy to a Pressed Greige Linen card base using Pinflair Glue Gel. The first sentiment was stamped from part of a sentiment from the Little Hot Rod set and a bit of masking to add the ellipsis at the end. Then I stamped the rest of the sentiment using Mama Elephant’s Midnight Letters. Both sentiments were stamped using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I love creating custom sentiments with alphabet stamps!!
I decided that the card looked a little plain, so I double-stamped the grid stamp from Desktop File: Inspiration using Versamark ink. It kinda mimics the look of a fabric. The stamping isn’t perfect but I figure that fabric isn’t either. And anyway I’m sure Adam won’t notice mind. 🙂
I’d love to know what you think of this little card – I’m pretty proud of it! Thanks so much for stopping by – hope to see you back here again tomorrow!!
15 thoughts on “Suit Up!”
So I know nothing about the show, but I still think this is one heck of an AWESOME card! Love that you used the groom on a birthday card! The grid you added is the perfect touch to balance it out. Everything about this card is perfect. Can you just give your brother a different card and keep this one?!
Wow! Love it!
Ha! Love this! Great use of the die too, T!
Only just got into that show…but I like it already!
Oh I LOVE this!! So clever to use the groom die cut in this way. Great masculine card!
Love this T! Sounds like your brother is a pretty stellar guy! Great card!
Very clever! I'm sure he'll love it! We like that show too!
Heh, I knew those were ME's letters right away 😛 Perfect sizes for sentiment customization! And the silhouette dies are just amazing… love his suit!
When I saw the card, the first thing that came to mind was Barney saying that 😀
Love the dimensions on the suited guy! You have done a really good job designing this card and incorporating something from one of our favorite TV shows!
Your brother will love this card. He just has to. It's perfect! Looks like you had so much fun creating this birthday card! That's what I love about your cards, that you put your soul into them!
This is totally adorable! I love that die cut and it's totally Barney! Greatcard!
I also love How I Met Your Mother, and as soon as I saw your post title I thought "Barney Stinson!!!!!" Great card for your brother!
I love this, T.! I love that show, too– it's so funny!
This is wonderful! I love all the details of the dies, and what a fun sentiment!
Your bro is going to love this, Taheerah! 🙂 Love that tweed-inspired background as well!
I knew the reference to How I Met Your Mother right away!! I love the card, and I love that you used the groom n a non-wedding way.