Today's technique challenge on Splitcoast Stampers is "Origami Shirts", I have made these before but I thought it would be fun to have a play around this time as I would have new products to use etc. I remembered this paper I purchased last year which I still have heaps of and figured it would make a great shirt. Just went to find the name of the paper to write in the recipe section to discover it is called "Red Hawaiian Shirt" so no wonder I had to make a shirt out of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I made a large one so that it can be used as a stand alone card.
When I was trying to decide what greeting to use on the inside of this card I remembered that the limited supply challenge was Retirement. I thought this shirt looks like something someone might wear when they are retired - so I have decided to turn mine into a retirement card. As I don't know anyone who is retiring I guess I will just keep it.
The greeting "On your Retirement" was printed onto the white card using my design runner. I then used my faux ribbon stamps to create the dot border. The hibiscus I stamped off once before stamping it onto the card so it would not over power the greeting - I thought it was appropriate seeing these flowers were also on the shirt. I also added surfs up, for no other reason than I saw the stamp when I was getting the hibiscus stamp out. I also thought someone who is retirement might go to the beach, not sure they would go surfing though but then you never know do you LOL!
I did add a little bit of extra decorative paper to the inside of the shirt as I didn't like seeing the white side of the paper when I opened up the shirt card. It has been added to the back of the sleeve flaps and also the middle section down the bottom.
Stamps: Hibiscus & surfs up - Club Stamps; Dot Border - Papertrey Ink
Paper: Red Hawaiian Shirt - Karen Foster; White; Black
Other: Design Runner with greeting cartridge; Black Ink; Lipstick Red Fluid Chalk; White Buttons