Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Zipper Jacket



I had a little bit of time to make a card "just for fun" - no design team assignments involved   :-).  I recently purchased the Zipper die set from MFT and I think I will be using it often.  It could be used for a guy or gal, depending on papers used and embellishments that you choose.

I wanted to create a birthday card for a friend of mine, who also happens to be a big Alabama football fan.  {Confession time - it was a little difficult as I'm an Auburn fan and if you follow the SEC Conference at all, you know they are huge rivals.  Even if you lose most of your games, but win the Iron Bowl (where the two teams play each other), that team has had a winning season as far as the fans go.  I'm not that fanatic though as I'll cheer for either team if they happen to be in the National Championship :-). }

After cutting the pieces to form this card from white cardstock, I took another scrap of white cardstock and die cut the MFT Houndstooth coverup die.  I used this as a stencil to color in the Houndstooth pattern onto my jacket "fabric" using Distress Ink (Picked Raspberry) and a sponge dauber.

I finished up the zipper pull with a shoe charm (both of these come with the set, plus lots of other charms) and some twine.  The shoe charm was colored with more Picked Raspberry and heat embossed with Clear embossing powder.  I also added some twine at the top to resemble the pull strings coming through a jacket hood.

War Eagle! :-)

14 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

Oh! Fun card, Anne! I can see why you like the new die. Your zipper pull is darling LOL - and the colors, wonderful. It must have felt good to make a "just because" card - thanks for sharing the MFT die! I don't own anything by them... yet... will go visit their site right now, as you're the 2nd person who has mentioned them in the same day! hugs, de

rachel said...

what a cool die Anne - looks fab - brilliant card! hugs rachel x

Shona Erlenborn said...

Great card, love that die idea - it could be very versatile too! Love what you did with the Houndstooth die. Thanks for the inspiration.

jimlynn said...

Precious and SO creative! Love the twine for the hood pulls too. Super cute and know your friend will love it.....but I must say - go Bama! LOL!
Lynn

Lisa said...

This is so fun, Anne!! I love the zipper die!! It looks amazing!! The pink shoe pull is fabulous!! Love this!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Anne, love the little pink shoe.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Shirley said...

Really cute and I love what you did with the pull and your hood ties too!!

NanaConnie said...

This is so cute, Anne! Love that die and am putting it on my Wish List. Fabulous paper and I love the shoe. :-D

Lena's Creations said...

Love your card. The zipper die is so fun and is now on my wish list :-)
Lena
xxx
Lena’s Creations

Eret said...

Anne, your card is very fun and original. Love it!
Hugs,
Eret

Joan Ervin said...

Oh my...isn't this adorable!!!! I sooo love the zipper die and your hounds tooth hoodie...such a fun and clever design!!!!! Me thinks me needs to go shopping at MFT!!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love that zipper die- and really love your card- the pink shoe is awesome!

Tammy said...

Hi Anne, I'm back! I've looked through all your cards that I missed and each one is wonderful and so special! You are always inspiring!

nwilliams6 said...

I love this die too! Wow. Fun colors, papers, and little shoe! Love this!!!! Hugz!