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
Accessories: Copics

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)!

Michelle B.


Crystal said...

How FUN Michelle....WHAT a cute cute pocket card!!!!

Patti said...

You are a creative genius GF! So adorable!

Sue from Oregon said...

What a perfect solution! Cheers to you!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

LOVE your pocket card - love how you attached the lizard to the gift card - so clever. And love how you worked around your little dilemma of the giftcard being too long.

Emily Leiphart said...

Love your pocket card! That little lizard is so cute! Reminds me of the Geico commercials.

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