Sunday, 14 July 2013

Pocket Card Workshop

I designed and created this card for a recent workshop, it can be used for a special occasion or as a little gift for someone.
When you open the card there are two pockets made to hold tags and these could be a greeting for a friend, messages for a special occasion or photos that can be given to someone as an unusual gift. In fact I made one for a very good friend and one her daughter who has just had a baby and inserted an M&S gift card.
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I used a new (to me) Artistic Outpost stamp from the ‘Generation Redux’ plate and watercoloured it using distress inks and mounted this onto dark green card. A simple border and strip of patterned paper ground the image and some dip dyed DI string and a key charm are the only embellishments. The sentiment is computer generated.
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Inside I used the same pattern paper for the background as I used on the front and two triangles of blue card make the pockets.
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Again some simple embellishments using music score and cut out printed images.
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The tags were given the wrinkle free distress treatment and some stamps added leaving spaces for messages and/or photos.
I'm entering this into the July Artistic Outpost Referral Program with an anything goes theme.

I hope you are enjoying this wonderful heat wave if you are in the UK. We have the BBQ on, the garden decorated and the umbrellas and gazebos up, the paddling pool is out for the little ones and now just awaiting family and friends to join us, including Joni and Leo from California.

Have a great day.
hugs {brenda} x0x

36 comments:

Rita said...

Loving this card Brenda. So well created and the idea of pockets to hold a gift voucher and a tag. Beautiful. Hugs Rita xxxx

Jane said...

Hi Brenda this is such a great pocket idea. I also loved the sewing project in your last post...gorgeous work.. It has indeed been the most glorious week and I am sitting in the shade in my garden as I type. Just bliss, enjoy your BBQ xx

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous work, as always Brenda and so inspiring!
The link at Crafts Too Challenge You blog has closed, think it's a week earlier than scheduled but not sure. I've left a message on there as has another lady who tried to enter.
Enjoy your visitors and the weekend Karen x

sue morris said...

What a great card! I absolutely love it!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Brenda,

This card is great. I love the old time stamps. It's funny; I'm sitting in Starbucks and my plain ol coffee was $2.75! Times have changed!

Alos, love the holders inside the card. It would be perfect for cash or a gift card.

Thanks for popping over to visit!

Hugs,
Kay

Gram's Treasures said...

Lovely card, Brenda, and the pockets are a great idea. Actually, it could be a reusable card. I've just come back from a 5 day holiday with my sister-in-law. We flew to Halifax on our east coast...a first for both of us. The weather was great...not too hot and the rain stayed away...just the way we like it for exploring. Hope your summer is going good.
Joyce xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Thank you Brenda! The card looks amazing.. I love the colors and the smart style! WOW!

Lillibelle said...

It's a gorgeous card with wonderful motifs and colours. I also like the cool idea, that you made two tags inside the card. Great Brenda!

Deborah said...

The guy on the left looks a little forbidding, doesn't he? :-) Your pocket card is amazing, Brenda - the ink colours go so well with that fab patterned paper and I love that it's not too dark.

Fandhmum said...

lovely project, Brenda, really versatile
Rosie x

Redanne said...

This is such a wonderful idea, I do like the pockets inside and the card is just beautiful. Hugs, Anne x

catherine said...

This looks fantastic Brenda and such a brilliant idea. Love the stamping and colours
x catherine

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card, I'm sure your participants loved this idea.

2amscrapper said...

Beautiful stamp and wonderful card design!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Such a lovely idea and so much scope for it.
Great stamps!
Wishes
Lynne

Netty said...

Terrific card Brenda, hugs Annette x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Brenda, this is a great card made even more special with the tags/pockets inside - and a great idea.
Love the sewing pocket in the previous post.
Have a great week,
Avril xx

Glennis said...

Brilliant card - I like the pockets idea

Ephemera said...

What a great idea Brenda, just love the artistic outpost stamps, beautiful, have a great day. xx

Buttons said...

A fantastic workshop idea here Brenda. Love the tags and the easily decorated format. Hope your Sunday bbq was hugely fun and successful. Hugs, Jenny x

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda. Wow, what a great idea! I love the pockets and it is an especially great male card! I loooove the wrinkle free technique...and it goes so well with the whole theme.
Dot x

Karin said...

wow fantastic creation, its beautiful! Groetjes Karin

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous card Brenda! The gift pockets are a fab idea! xx

Daniele said...

what a brill idea, Hmmmmm its my godsons birthday soon, might have to have a go at that style
thanks for the inspiration
hugs x

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning! Love this example, it looks fantastic!! I used to make these and then quite forgot about them, so thanks for the reminder! Yours is really gorgeous!!

Kim Dellow said...

Great project Brenda. Hope you have a good week :) Kimx

butterfly said...

Brilliant use of these AO chaps - I love them, and I love your subtle, elegant framing of them. Lovely to have you play along with us at Artistic Outpost!
Alison x

Candy C said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda! I love the pocket design on the interior...perfect for tags, gift cards, etc. Your cover is beautiful. I love the background paper and the handsome chaps you've stamped and colored for the focal point of the front. The wrapped twine is a great embellishment. Beautiful vintage work. I also wanted to thank you for the nice comment you left on my blog! You are too kind. <3 Candy

Terry said...

Such a great vintage feel and the watercoloring looks wonderful! Love the added tags and of course the AO stamps, so nice to see you join in! Have a lovely week! Hugs!

Tincan Crafter said...

So awesome Brenda! Love the expression of the guys and the "42 Coffee" under it - to me it looks like they're going "Meh!". I had some problems with my Net connection over the last couple of days - so I havent been over here in a while. I loved it. I got some really cool Tim Holtz goodies in the mail today - cant wait to start playing around!

trisha too said...

So very pretty, Brenda, and a wonderful design--the pockets are such a good idea, just to hold a little extra something, and make the already fabulous card extra special.

:)

Marjie Kemper said...

How beautiful, Brenda! Love the sweet decorations on the pockets too, along with that torn tissue tape. Hope you are enjoying your company.

Rebekah said...

This is fab Brenda I do love those inside pockets! hugs Rebekah xx

Chris Warner said...

Beautiful Bren, love the idea. The blend of delicate colours is fab, love it. Chris xxx

PetraB said...

Your creation is brilliant and so very clever!

1CardCreator said...

Love the pocket card, what a fabulous stamp too! ~Diane