Monday, 10 September 2007

Pocket card

I wanted to make a card, but something different than an ordinary card. So I found this idea and thought I'd give it a try. The inspiration comes from Belle Papier where you can view the tutorial. (need to scroll down a little way)
This is my take: it's called a pocket card, perfect to hold gift cards or extra little notes. The first picture is how the card looks when closed; in the second picture you can see the pocket to hold gift card etc...

Card Recipe:
Stamp set: Like it a Latte
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Apricot Appeal, Certain Celery, Close to Cocoa, Petals & Paisley DP
Ink: Choc Chip, Apricot Appeal, Certain Celery, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Ribbon, Oval Punch, Paper Piercing, Sponging, Slit Punch for Scallop border

My card measures 4.25 inches x 12 inches. I've scored the vanilla cardstock at 2.5 inches and 3 inches from each side. Then I've added some extra length to the overhang by adding a scallop edge. Was fun to make and fairly easy. I'm sending nine of these to my SU upline for her demo get together later on this week, as my swap card. So I hope they love it.

All images Copyright Stampin'Up 2007



Love Chantelle,
I just saw a card like this while blog browsin the other day.
It sure is gorgeous and does'nt look too card to make!
Love the colors you have chosen.
As alway, TFS.
Hope you are keeping well!

Janice Vandyk said...

when you are stamping and have lots of colors do you do this in layers? i have never understood how this is done, can you help me?

lisa Vdv said...

What a great idea, Chantelle! I really like the card...the scallop is a really nice touch!

Chantelle said...

Janice: It's called 2-step Stampin' - Layer one image over another.
Step 1: Stamp the base image in a light colour.
Step 2: Stamp the outline in a darker colour.
Lots of fun and easy to do for amazing results.

Janice Vandyk said...

thanks i might try it... might, it seems very perfectionist like and i am the farthest thing from that, but we will see...


Awesome card cant wait to get mine Chantelle!

Mrs Adept said...

What an awesome pocket card. I so want to make one now.