Fathers day card #2


Oh Yes, 2 posts in as many days! I have another Fathers day card for you today, the Father-y bit is the waistcoat but I also have the card itself as a file for you too ‘cos I’m good like that ;) You can use today’s waistcoat in conjunction with yesterdays ties if you’d like and if you cut it in different patterns or colours of paper you could get very different looks for different people. I can just see this waistcoat cut in a pinstripe paper for a suit waistcoat look or in a green tweed for a more country-fied look, I however went for a leather effect for a biker in the family who wears one.

To put the card together I folded along the score lines on the top panel then stuck the very bottom of the tag shaped slider to the inside of the lowest scored section ensuring that the tag over hangs on both sides equally. The top and bottom panels can now be stuck together with thin tape giving the tag slider plenty of room to slide in and out. All the card needs at this point is a pop-up piece, I haven’t included one in the file so you can choose your own size to match your focal point or you may choose to use a spellbinders label etc, just remember to only attach it to the middle scored section.

pop up slider waistcoat card

Here’s a close up look at the effect I gave my waistcoat, I wanted an aged leather look so I cut the pieces in black card then covered in Versamark and sprinkled on some clear embossing powder. I blasted it with a heat gun but made sure to stop while it was still a bit pitted instead of continuing to heat until smooth as I wanted the uneven texture. Once cool, I roughed up the surfaces with an emery board to remove some of the shine and add to the aged look then pricked some holes around the edges of the shoulder pieces and the pockets to give a stitched feel. I added some brads to look like metal buttons/poppers and it was done.

pop up slider waistcoat card 2

Here are your cut files – formats included are ai, dxf, gsd, pdf, studio & svg:

(click on the links below the images to download)


Waistcoat Digital Cutting File by Bird

Pop Up Slider Card by Bird

Pop Up Slider Card Digital Cutting File by Bird

33 thoughts on “Fathers day card #2

  1. Steffie

    Love how you did the waistcoat. Looks like fabric. Thanks again for your generosity of freely sharing all your more than wonderful files. They’re absolutely BRILLIANT.

  2. Christine

    Thanks so much for the files! They’re great! I love the way you created the leather look, I am so impressed, it REALLY looks like leather! New follower, by the way, will come back often and hope you stop by mine sometime. I am still trying to get the hang of blogging and hope to get something going as good as yours!

  3. Sue Kment

    What a great card! I made one like this years ago and the computations about fizzled my brain! Thanks for taking the work out of it all! Great creation this morning!

  4. Suzie

    Thank you for sharing your templates. love your card the waist coat really looks like leather,

  5. Lisa

    Hello, Just stopped by to say thanks for the freebies.Greatly appreciate all the wonderful free images I received in my email :)I wish you many more creative years of inspiration!!Bless you, your time, hard work and your amazing talent.Keep up the fabulous work.Take good care of yourself..
    enjoy the day.
    (¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
    .`•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
    (¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ HEART,

  6. suzanne

    Thanks for sharing the vest and slider!! The leather vest go great with your motorcycle for my brother’s bday card.

  7. Jessica

    I just stopped by to let you know that the 2 cards I made for Fathers Day were a hit! My husband had a black vest (motorcycle), and my dad had a beige/green vest for a shooters vest. They both loved the cards. Thank you so much for such a great gift!

  8. Venus Fortuna

    super duper thanks for the cutting template of this slider card. i’ve been looking all over for this. you saved my day!

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