Saturday, February 16, 2008

I couldn't resist....

...another pink and brown card! I hope you aren't too sick of them. I made this card a few days ago for a SU contest. It is one of my goals to start entering them again. I am SO glad they changed the timing so I can actually do them now! This is a pocket card made from 1/2 a sheet of 8-1/2 x 11 regal rose cardstock. I started by random stamping the whole piece with chocolate chip ink and the Always set. I added some splatters with my art air tool and the chocolate marker. I adhered the strip of Chocolate chip to the center with just a bit of adhesive down the middle. I used my sewing machine to put a finishing edge on that. I kept my adhesive in the middle because I didn't want to sew over it and gum up my needle. I scored and folded the piece to the center so that it overlapped about 1 centimeter. I used sticky strip to adhere the back and bottom together. A bone folder was essential to get a good fold here because of the thickness of the layers. I stamped my heart with Chocolate chip Craft ink onto Regal rose cardstock and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I cut it out, cutting off the dotted border. Then I stamped it again using Classic Chocolate ink onto white and cut it out including the dotted border. I colored in some flowers using the Regal rose marker and my white gel pen. I layered them with dimensionals and stuck them on with snail. When I stamped my words, they were a tad crooked so I stamped them again onto some scrap chocolate and sponged the edgeds. It almost looks intentional! Since this was a contest making MOM items, I stamped Mom with my defining alphabet and chocolate classic ink, onto white cardstock and then cut them out. I had to use the 2-way glue pen to stick these on because they were so thin. The ribbon at the top is fed through a hole on each side of this pocket and looped around the bottom of a chocolate card insert. When you pull on the bow. the card is pulled out. This idea has been around for ages so I don't know who to give credit to. I was really happy with how this turned out! Wish me luck with the contest!


Beth said...

I so love this card, Becky! It has given me an awesome idea for our next technique club. TFS. Hope all is well!

Anonymous said...

I loved this card, Beckie! You're so good at seeing the little details that make it special. Any Mom would love such a well-thought-out card.