This is my first attempt @ a Jacket Card using a template from Lyn's challenge @ PCP as a jumping off point. I made a few adjustments along the way. I think it turned out pretty spiffy. I used brown striped paper for the shirt, brown cardstock for the jacket and blue satin ribbon for the tie.
Hubby and I had found a cute 'SNOOPY - ACE' tie tack @ Value Village earlier this spring and had to buy it for his dad because he flies airplanes and has a collection of 'Snoopy - Ace' items. So this turned out to be the perfect way to present him his tie tack. Much cuter than in a box I think.
I was so pleased @ how easy this was to put together and how well it turned out.
I rounded the corners on my card @ the shoulder point and the jacket front bottom center. It was an after thought - I like the idea of the shoulders being rounded off instead of sharp square edges. Of course my corner punch couldn't go through all these layers so I hand cut the corners. Next time I will round the pieces before hand now that I know I like the soft rounded shoulders.
I also did a double fold ribbon for the pocket handkerchief and tucked the end of the tie tack safety chain into the pocket and thought it kinda looks like a pocket watch might be tucked in there too. ; )
I made some modifications to the collar too - cut it longer and gave it some body to curve it and give it more of a 3d shape. Only wish I had some teeny tiny buttons to add for even more detail. Oh and I also did my own take on the jacket collar as I wanted it to carry upward and over the shoulders like a real jacket.
I made some Tim Holtz tickets and just hand penned the details. I turned them into little coupons that dad can use for a home cooked meal and dessert on us. The third just says Happy Father's Day and has todays date on it.
I will do this one again.
I hope you will make one too and share a link here in my comments to see yours. : )
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