Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Flirtatious Wisteria

Here is another card that I created based on a sketch challenge from Stampin' Connection. This one is a pocket card! Instead of opening up like a regular card you just write your message on the label inside the pocket! Take a look:

  • Stamps: Posy Punch, Tagtastic, Precious Butterflies
  • Card Stock: Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, So Saffron
  • DSP: Flirtatious
  • Ink: So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder
  • Accessories: Top Note Die, Paper Snips, Curly Label Punch, Rhinestones, XL Flower Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Summer Sun brad (retired), Sticky Strip
Here is the sketch that was created by yours truly:

 To make this card I started off by cutting two pieces of Wisteria Wonder card stock 4-1/4" x 11" and scored both of them at 5-1/2". To cut the diagonal line just position the card stock with the point of one corner and the edge of the scored line on the opposite side lined up with the cutting blade on your paper cutter. Then cut. Repeat with the other piece of card stock. Now just adhere the 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" sections on top of one another so that the rectangles are on the bottom of the card.

Now to cut the DSP so that it fits. Cut a piece of Flirtatious DSP 3-7/8" x 5-1/8". Then line up the opposite corners with your cutting blade to cut the angle. Adhere the DSP onto each of the triangles. Place sticky strip on the bottom of the rectangles and adhere to the card base to create the pocket.

For the label in the pocket I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock and a piece of So Saffron card stock 4" x 5" and ran both through the Big Shot on the Top Note Die. Using Paper Snips I trimmed around the Whisper White top not along the stitched line the die created. I adhered the Whisper White top note onto the So Saffron Top note.

For the embellishment I stamped the flower from Posy Punch onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock in Wisteria Wonder ink. The flower was punched out with the XL Flower Punch. I used the flower punch again on a scrap of So Saffron card stock. Then I used my Paper Piercer and Mat Pack to pierce a hole through the center of both flowers. A Summer Sun corduroy brad was inserted through the holes and the prongs of the brad were spread on the back of the So Saffron flower. Stampin' Dimensionals were used to adhere the flower onto the top note.

Finally the label from Tagtastic was stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock in So Saffron ink. The greeting from Precious Butterflies was stamped in Wisteria Wonder ink in the center of the label. This was punched out with the Curly Label punch. A rhinestone was added onto the greeting just to give it a little sparkle, and the label was adhered onto the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Although it looks complicated it really isn't difficult to create a pocket card. The flower on the label is just a fun embellishment. Have you ever made a pocket card? Or any other fun fold card?

Thanks for stopping by!