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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Fathers Day Pocket Card: MIM #68

When I saw this week's Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #68 video, I kept wondering how I could use my Back Pocket Basics stamp and die set to create something for this challenge.
My final card was created after several attempts at stamping and die cutting .... I have lots of left over pieces that I can use for another card!!

The Final Combination : Pocket + Pull-Out Card

 The "Pocket" 

* A strip of Background Basics: Circles was stamped in Rich Cocoa on the top portion of the pocket.

* The lower card pocket was stamped with Rich Cocoa in a grid pattern from Off Beat Backgrounds (Waltzingmouse Stamps).  

* I wanted to add some blue to this lower section, so I used a blue marker and ruler to carefully draw additional lines between the originally stamped grid lines, vertically and horizontally. I was more than half way done when I made a little slip with the blue marker. I created a belt across the blooper, in order to cover it up! Sometimes a 'mistake' can lead to a fun detail that wasn't originally planned. The brown "belt" was cut with the Double Ended Banner die, then texture was added with the Wood grain Impression Plate. Metallic eyelets were added, along with several layers of card stock to resemble a belt loop. 

* The pocket was die cut from dark blue card stock using the Back Pocket Die and then embossed with gold embossing powder. It was added to the pocket front with foam dimensionals.

"Pocket Surprise!"
Four little banners were inserted into the pocket -
each containing a special sentiment or wish!!

 Banner Details

* Two of the shorter Double Ended Banners Dies were cut from white card stock and then cut in half to create 4 little banners that could be inserted into the pocket.

* A red marker was traced around the edges of each banner and then stamped with sentiments from Just the Ticket with Rich Cocoa ink.

   The "Pull-Out" Card

 * A single piece of white card stock was cut to fit into the card pocket.  All of the edges were sponged with Rich Cocoa ink.

 * The little 'star' bursts (Framed Out #2) were stamped in Harvest Gold and Pure Poppy inks. The dotted blue lines were hand drawn. The Back Pocket die was used to cut a matching blue paper and it was also embossed with gold EP.

* All sentiments used Star Spangled Blue (Close To My Heart).  
(This blue matches the blue marker colour, but seems to be more turquoise in the photo.)
Sending you a pocketful of (Back Pocket Basics)
Father's Day (CTMH: Say It In Style)
Wishes (selectively inked from a sentiment in Mega Mixed Messages).

Card Details  (PTI unless noted)
Stamps - Waltzingmouse Stamps: Off Beat BackgroundsCTMH: Say It With Style;  
Background Basics:Circles, Back Pocket Basics, Just the Ticket, Framed Out #2, 
Mega Mixed Messages;
Inks - Memento Rich Cocoa; Harvest Gold, Pure Poppy; Versamark;  CTMH: Star Spangled Blue
Paper - Stamper's Select White; SU: Whisper White; brown, blue scraps.
Dies - Double Ended Banner dies; Back Pocket Basics; Wood grain Impression Plate
Other - Zig Memory Writer's markers: Blue Jay, Chocolate, Red; metallic eyelets;
Stampendous Detail Gold Embossing Powder;  foam dimensionals


victoria h said...

Love your pocket full of wishes. The belt looks so realistic too. Great project.

Tracy said...

it's adorable and blooper belt - yay! that is one great belt - so perfect

Cassie_lu said...

great pocket cards and I really like the smaller messages tucked into the smaller pocket. so very clever.

Joyce said...

This is so clever. I love how you used the pocket stamp set for your pocket. And, that belt is incredible. I love all the little banners you made to put in your pocket. I'm going to steal that idea sometime.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Wow, what a great surprise card!! I completely love the colours, realism and little details!! Great job!!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving some congratulations and good luck wishes - it means the world to me!!

Michelle said...

A literal pocket pocket card! Love this. Your primary color choices are so fun and your detail work with the lil' banners are inspiring as ever, Miss Karen!

Jill said...

Karen, this is so, so, so clever and well-done! Don't you love when "mistakes" lead to even BETTER ideas? That belt is fabulous! I love your whole concept! (Don't be surprised if I steal it!) :-D Excellent design!

Lorraine said...

Oh Karen, this is so fun! Love the papers, that cool pocket and the design!