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Friday, 13 November 2015

Green and Grey Chester Pocket Card

This is a different type of card for me. It is based on a project that I found on the Splitcoaststampers tutorials page here, a Pocket Card.

With this design of card, the card doesn't actually open, but the sentiment and handwritten greeting go onto a tag that is placed within the pocket section of the card.
To begin with, the image, Chester by Kraftin' Kimmie, was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and coloured using Copic markers.
Skin: E00, E11, E21
Hair: E41, E43, E44
Hat/Jacket/Trousers: W1, W3, W5, W7
Hat Band: YG91, YG95, YG99
Tie: G99
Waistcoat: YG95, G99
Inside Jacket: YG91, YG95
Shirt: YG91
Shoes: W5, W7, YG91
Shadow: W1, W3
Outline: W1
The image panel was then matted onto green and then grey cardstock.
The next step was to create the Pocket Card.
A piece of card measuring 4" x 11" was then scored in half and then scored again 1.25" from one edge. A panel of white card was embossed using the Cuttlebug Fleur de Lis embossing folder and distressed with Tim Holtz Crushed Olive and Forest Moss distress inks. This panel was adhered to the large front panel of the card. A smaller strip of white card was also embossed and inked with the Crushed Olive and Forest Moss inks and this panel was then adhered to the front flap panel.
A couple of lengths of green fibres from the HOTP Sarabooks Emerald Fibres set were then wrapped around the front flap and the flap then adhered down to the front panel.
Three green card candi were then coloured using the G99 Copic marker and added to the front panel, as was the image panel. Glossy accents were added to the monocle in the image.
To complete the card, a tag was created. A strip of the embossed and coloured white card was added across the top of the tag, as was a circle of grey cardstock, diecut using a Nestabilities circle die, and then folded in half.
A silver eyelet was set in the top of the tag and more of the green fibres were threaded through it.
The pocket watch image was stamped using the Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with the W1, W3 and W5 Copic markers. A length of silver embroidery thread was threaded through the image and added to the tag. The sentiment, from the Elzybells Swirly Sentiments stamp set was stamped onto the tag using Versafine Spanish Moss archival pigment ink.
The tag was then slotted into the pocket on the front of the card.

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