Today’s card is made with a FREE product during Sale=a=bration and that is Stampin’ Up! So Very Vellum. I haven’t made a pocket card before and it was surprisingly easy. I kept the inside very simple. Let’s take a look…
It’s interesting how the process happens when making a card. I started out with one idea and went totally another! I knew I wanted to make a pocket card and I knew I wanted to use vellum e as the pocket. And the So Very Vellum with its embossed pattern seemed perfect. Here’s how the vellum looked before putting it together.
- So Very Vellum 8″ x 5 1/2″ Funny thing is, I started with a piece cut to 8 1/2″ but was using the paper trimmer to score it and scored too hard and tore the paper.😔 First lesson… So I moved to the scoring tool and was much more gentle and it worked perfectly.
- Score on the long side 1/2″ and trim. See the photo for how to trim.
- Score on the short side 1/2″ and again at 3 3/4″. Trim the 1/2″ side
- Add tear n tape to the 1/2″ edges – see photo. Remove the short side of tape and close, then do the same with the bottom, as it goes on the outside. This becomes the BACK of the pocket!
- Decorate as desired… Because I was thinking of doing something else, I began by stamping four partials of the Happy Birthday To You cake on Shimmer paper.
You can see that I colored each of the flowers on the cakes using different shades of yellows and greens. It was fun to see the contrasts side by side. Then I cut them all out using the Birthday Dies. By this time I had changed my direction for completing this particular card, but am ready with the extra pieces for another project – yay! If you are looking at the photo of the colored florals, I chose #3 to decorate the pocket.
- I colored the flowers on #3 with Dark Daffodil Delight and Light So Saffron Stampin’ Blends, the leaves with Dark Soft Sea Foam Blends. I used the Color Lifter in places to highlight areas.
- Using the Birthday Dies again, I cut out leaves twice and the berries also twice. The leaves are cut from Garden Green and the berries from Shimmer paper.
- These leaves and berries were adhered to the back of the floral diecut using glue dots, but you could swipe snail on the back and use that just as well. I then attached dimensionals over several areas of the back further holding these small pieces in place.
- The floral section was adhered to a Whisper White circle diecut with the Layering Circles Dies.
- The circle also got dimensionals and was adhered to the vellum pocket.
Now to the inside…
- Cut mint macaron 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
- Cut Soft Sea Foam 3 3/8″ x 5 3/8″
- Stamp the Thoughtful Blooms leaf spray with Garden Green ink
- Stamp the flower with Daffodil Delight and punch out with the Small Bloom Punch
- Stamp additional small flowers using both Daffodil Delight and So Saffron for a nice contrast.
- Adhere the punched flower to the center of the leaf spray using one dimensional
Envelope… we never ever forget to do something with the envelope. I must say, I got a bit carried away but I like the finished product.
- Stamp the leaf spray with Garden Green; the flowers with Daffodil Delight and So Saffron, according to your choice.
- I did the same on the envelope flap, stamping three bouquets.
Your card, pocket and envelope are now complete! Isn’t it sweet? I really like how it turned out even though I had something else in mind altogether… Another day 😏
Sale-a-bration is over March 31, but you will be able to continue ordering from the Mini Catalogue until June 1 – just no freebies involved.
April 1 Stampin’ Up! is offering a Premier Ornate Gardens SuiteCatalogue, but this Premier Suite gives you the opportunity to play! How fun is that?!
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