Saturday 13 April 2013

What's Up Doc

Made for a commission for a friend who's son is turning 21 and a student doctor. I have to say this was a real challenge; I knew what I wanted it to look like but I couldn't find the right type of template to either draw around or cut it out with my machine. I wanted it to be a A5 card size so it would look a bit more substantial. So as a true crafter I designed my own, you know what they say 'necessity is the mother of invention'.

I used MTC software and joined, tweaked and extracted shapes to get the final looking white coat.  For the background shirt I used part of an Arty Farty 'Birty Shirt' template, and the tie is a knotted piece of bias binding tape. I added a few buttons down the front to give a bit of realism.  The stethoscope was a free svg file which I dissected to make it look like it went around the collar, unfortunately it's not to scale due to the way it was originally drawn. Maybe I'll design my own for future use. The pocket sentiment was computer generated and cut out.  I used foam tape to created high and depth on every section of the card.  I have to admit I am so happy with the end result.  My friend was really pleased with the card, she had no idea what she wanted so it was a happy surprise....hopefully her son will feel the same. 

I hope you like it.

Thanks for dropping by and hope you'll visit me again.

Janine XX

FOOTNOTE - I have been emailed many times by lovely people wanting me to make a similar card for a family member or friend, who is planning to be or has graduated as a doctor etc. Unfortunately I am unable to do this because I no longer own the cutting machine or have the pattern used to make it. I'm really sorry!


Ali said...

What a brilliant card!!! Is it a silhouette you have???

coops said...

so stunning janine.the design is fantastic :D

xx coops xx

America said...

Brilliant and soooo adorable!!

Fabiola said...

une réussite, superbe création, biz

laiteng [: said...

Heyyyyyyy... this is so good! Do you have a tutorial on how to make this? :( or like the steps in making it

Unknown said...

Any chance you would share with me or sell the file for this? I have a cricut but can convert other files.

Unknown said...

I need a card exactly like this for my grandson. ..this is perfect! I too am wondering if you could possibly share the cutting files. Needless to say, I really like your creative card.

Vangie said...

Hi Janine, this is lovely. I work in a Care Centre and would love to make something like this for our Nurses and Care Staff. I have a cricut machine which I would use to do the bulk cutting. Are you willing to share the svg of your stethoscope? I would really appreciate it.
With thanks Vangie


Vangie, you let me a message about the svg for the stethoscope. Unfortunately I have no way of contacting you. You need to email me, my address is at the top of the page. Thanks. x