Saturday, January 17, 2015

Tuxedo Card


I recently received my new SU! bow builder punch and decided to make a formal tuxedo card just for the fun of it. I used some black cardstock and heat-embossed the lapels with clear ep after notching them. I used foam tape to hold them open after folding them back. The "shirt" was embossed with a Sizzix powdered sugar ef, and the bow tie was made with with some soft silver dsp from the wedding stack by Making Memories. The shirt buttons are tiny black gems, while the tux buttons are clear embossed "eyes" from the SU! owl punch. There's enough room to add a sentiment, but I'll hang onto this one until the occasion creates a need and then add one. I think I could use this for a birthday, anniversary, or an occasion to celebrate a special accomplishment.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - it's a guy thing

Snippets Playground #160 - must use snippets

Darnell's NBUS challenge #3 - my "new schtuff" is the bow builder punch


While you're visiting Darnell's blog, be sure and wish her a happy anniversary! She and the mister celebrated their special day on the 16th :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!

Carol

23 comments:

LeAnne said...

This is AMAZING! You have made me want this punch even more!!! What a very clever, creative card!

Judy said...

You are so creative Carol! I love it. Have a wedding coming up and I was thinking of doing a tux made with a heart. Also a gown made with a heart for the bride. The wedding is Feb. 14th.
I love the way you used the EF on the tux. May have to try that on the heart tux.

scrAPpamondo said...

Just stunning Carol!!! I'm... I'm speechless!!! Wow! Too much beautiful and elegant!!

jimlynn said...

WHOA!!!!!! Amazing and so beautiful and creative! This tux would look good on any guy! Love it!
Lynn

Di said...

OM Giddy Aunt!! Was there a snippet here? If so do please link into the mayhem also known as the Playground :) Absolutely great!! :)

Hugs

Di xx

Brenda said...

This card is fabulous Carol! I love how dapper it looks, that "shirt" is amazing! I just order this bow punch myself and can't wait to get it. Hugs, Brenda

Čarovnije z male kmetije said...

unbeliveble! Such a creative, special card! I love it! It's top idea, and wonderfully made.

Cathy said...

Wow! This is fantastic Carol, love how you've made the lapels look like satin,I think you're right to hang on with the sentiment as it could be used for so many things, Cathy x

Linda said...

Amazing card...simply amazing!

Jessi Fogan said...

OMG this is fabulous!!!!

SARN said...

Great idea! Fab card xxx

Donna Hanley said...

Wow, Carol, this is phenomenal. That embossing for the shirt is perfect ad those tiny little buttons. Love the whole card. Wishing you a good Sunday.

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Hi Carol and just how aaamazing is this creation hun love love love it u clever lady xxx thanks for popping over my blog sending crafty hugs Judith xxx

MaryH said...

You clever girl, you! This is a fabulous use of the Bow punch (will have to relook at the catalog for this item!). The tucks on the shirt are brilliant, as were the tiny buttons. Love that satin look on the tux and your owl eye buttons are precious! Such imaginative uses of these supplies to create a marvelous looking card! Well done indeed! TFS & Hugs

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Whoa! This is too cool! I've seen a similar tux made with the A Muse bow die but this is way fancier with your embossed design shirt and the heat embossing to make the lapels shiny. This just rocks!!!! In a formal, tuxedo wearing kind of way, but of course. Pinkies in the air!

nwilliams6 said...

Carol, this is fabulous! Love the embossing on the shirt and the bow builder punch (on my wish list) looks fabulous. Super creative and it looks wonderful. Hugz

Elizabeth said...

Hi Carol, this is a very clever card, great 'bow tie' and I love the embossing on the shirt front :) Elizabeth xx

JD/ Jill said...

Awesome card, Carol! Very nicely done!

cheiron said...

How fun is this!!! I love the textured shirt. Thanks for joining us in the It's a Guy Thing Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Why aren't there card magazines any more? This is a cover card if I ever saw one! I'll bet anything you are showcased by Di for this and, trust me, if I DID pick winners for my challenge, which I don't, this WOULD be one!! Tell the truth, you must have sat back in your chair as proud as punch after you finished this!! Sorry, I know I'm gushing, but it is TOO fantastic!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #3 for the third time and thank you for the anniversary shout out!! I hope you're having a great week! Hugs, Darnell

Ruby N said...

WOW beautiful!!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fantastic card, love the textures and the crispy feel it has, congratulations on being showcased at the Snippets Playground.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Lynn said...

This is so clever Carol. A real show-piece. Well done! Lynn x