Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Pocket Card

I signed up for a "Pocket" swap on ccswaps. We are to make a card, ATC or bookmark with a pocket. We can make any type of pocket we want.
Rena gave me some scraps of acrylic to play with. I cut out a segment of the acrylic to make a pocket. I ran it through a Cuttlebug embossing folder, then colored it with alcohol inks. I ran StazOn over the raised numbers with a cotton swap. The StazOn removes the alcohol ink.
For an inside the card pocket, I cut out a piece of yellow card stock the reverse shape from the front pocket. I used Distress Inks to stamp images, and a saying with black Versafine Ink.
I used purple card stock for card base. For the background paper, I used one of the "Resist This" papers, from the Bernie Berlin class I took last month. The eyelets at the top, only go through the background paper. The four eyelets in the pocket, go through all layers, including the pocket on the inside of the card.
How the pocket on the inside is attached with the eyelets on the front of the card.
I want the card to look complete, even when the pocket is empty. I stamped a saying on yellow card stock with black Versafine ink and butterflies with Distress Inks.
I decided to make a bookmark to place in the front pocket. I stamped swirls with light colored Distress Inks on the front of the bookmark and added an image.
On the back of the bookmark, I stamped images with light colored Distress Inks and a saying with black Versafine ink.
I added fibers to the eyelet in the top of the bookmark. Finished outside of card, with bookmark inserted in pocket:
Finished inside of card, with "goodies" inserted into pocket:

I think my swap partner will enjoy the "goodies" and the card.


carole brungar said...

I love this! I am sure your swap partner will love it!! Lucky her!
Carole :)

Brenda said...

Just stunning, I'm sure your art partner will absolutely love it.

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful, in fact I love your other projects as well.

Manna said...

WOW, pockets inside and out? How clever is that! If your partner doesn't like it, you tell her to send it to me, LOL!