Today's card features the new Vest die just released by Die-Versions. The die itself measures approximately 6.75" wide by 3.75" tall and the completed vest measures about 3.25" by 3.75". There are score lines incorporated into the die, so the vest can close easily.
As soon as I saw this die, I knew that I wanted to cut some fabric with it. The pocket and pocket flaps are separate, so you can die cut as many as you want.
I've added faux stitching all around and brads for a more authentic looking vest. It would be cool to run this through a embossing folder to give it a quilted look too. (I did do this, but the fabric I happened to choose doesn't hold the embossed design as well as I hoped.)
I also added an extra pocket on the inside to hold a gift card. I just die cut the fabric again and cut off the sides (that way I didn't have to measure :-). ) As you can see, I added some white stitching on the inside as well.
The photo on the right shows you the sentiment (or journaling) card I created, using the gift card as my template. That way I can write a quick note on the back of this. The sentiments (which are a sneak peek from a new rubber stamp set - Vintage Pickup - coming soon from Sparkle N Sprinkle) was stamped with Distress Ink and heat embossed with Clear embossing powder.
On the left is what the vest looks like when opened and reveals the gift card.
The diamond background (again to give it a quilted look) was dry embossed using the DV Diamonds Background die. The strip of patterned paper is from Carta Bella (Giddy Up - Boy). I've added a bit of twine and my card for this great guy is completed. Love how this die could be for any occasion - Father's Day, Birthday, or Just Because.