Friday, May 28, 2010
A Sneaky Pocket
The current Think Ink Challenge is to Think Pockets. HERE are the complete details on how to play and have a chance to win free stamps. So I got this idea in my head to make a pocket card that looks like jeans where the gift card slips right into the pocket. Only one problem: my gift card was too long. I didn't let that stop me! I just thought for a second how I could make this work (stubborn I am!).
So what I did was stamp a pocket on the blue base and sponge a bit from the center out (to create that little shadow you get around your jean pockets). I used a few punches from my Word Window punch to make a wide hole for my gift card to slip through. Then I adhered the blue base to the green card base. I added adhesive around the side and bottom edges of the pocket. I also added a strip just beneath the hole so that my gift card would slide thru to the correct hole. There wasn't enough room at the top left and right for tape so I used a dab of glue to seal those corners.
I stamped the lizard on a piece of cardstock and colored with Copics. I trimmed the cardstock around the lizard and left a large piece at the bottom just large enough to frame the giftcard. Here's the gift card inserted into the pocket.
I stamped another pocket with white ink onto the blue cardstock. I carefully trimmed this pocket just inside the solid white line. I wanted to show the white stitching on the pocket but not the border. I adhered this pocket over the one with the whole and inserted the lizard. I added a few white "gain" lines by just using the straight edge of the sponge lightly.
Stamps: Artful INKables Pick a Pocket Piece
Paper: Old Olive, Baja Breeze, GP 110
Ink: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Momento Tuxedo Black
PS: Don't forget to sign up for the Artful INKables Twilight hop (details HERE) and watch for the Artful INKables Twilight Challenges coming June 3 (details HERE)!