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Tuesday, 20 May 2014

52CC - week 17, pocket card

A sketch prompt for week 17, to make a card with a pocket on the front.  I found this one really difficult and in the end was inspired by Trish's card with a doily in the pocket, here - thank you Trish!

I only did a birthday card, will have to re-visit the idea for a Christmas card at some future point :-)  The papers are from a magazine freebie paper pad, all fairies, flowers and butterflies, so not to my taste at all but perfect for cards :-)  The pocket back and the doily were attached to the card, then I made the pocket front, stamped the sentiment and die-cut the tag, then assembled them all before sticking the front to the back.  I die-cut the butterfly flourish (Joanna Sheen), punched and die-cut leaves (Martha Stewart and Memory Box), then snipped a couple of pearl swirls apart.  The tag is some more of the background paper, matted onto two cardstocks and over-stamped with that iconic quote :-)  Having assembled everything, I realised that the bottom scored edge of the pocket, was looking a bit ragged where I had scored a bit .... er .... over enthusiastically, so I stuck a pearl trim along the edge.  Incidentally, it was the first time I have used the Cosmic Shimmer glue for anything and I was very impressed :-)
The photo makes the pocket look a bit wonky, but in real life it is straight, I swear!


  1. It's a lovely card Wendy - beautiful fresh colours. I'm glad my card inspired you!

  2. Really pretty card, love the busy quality of it.