I started by cutting my cardstock in half lengthwise, 4.25x11and folded it in half. I also cut two pieces about 1.5x5.5 to use for the side pieces. *this way these pieces acted as the “sealing” of my sides and my tag could be about the same size as the pocket.
More on this in a bit.
As you can see, I used a border punch (Fiskar) on the edge pieces, scored them and folded so they would fit on the pocket edges. At this point they’re not attached. Next I laid them in place and stamped the flourishes from Get Well & Thinking of You in Oregano, Rust, Ginger, and Butterscotch. Once satisfied, I removed the side pieces and sponged distress Spiced Marmalade on the pocket and side pieces.
I knew I wanted to put some foliage and butterflies on it like Mel had done with the leaves, so I left room towards the bottom of the pocket when I cut my Nestie scalloped oval. (remember, nothing is taped/glued shut yet so it allows me to work on the inside layers easily!)
The rust colored oval is a piece of white cardstock colored with a Copic marker to match the butterflies! The vellum is then glued into the inside, covering the oval window.
The large butterfly is a Cuttlebug die and embossing folder. Before embossing I stamped the flourishes and colored with Copic makers. The smaller butterflies are from a Martha Stewart punch, also colored with Copics. Prism Spring Willow med and Intense Kiwi were used for the MS punched foliage.
After lining up the edge pieces and gluing them in place, I arranged it all, popping up the large butterfly with a thin strip of foam mounting tape under the “body” only. And using an oval punch, punched the spot where the pull would be for the tag.
A piece of white cardstock heavily sponged with Spiced Marmalade, stamped with a Scripture from Get Well and an oval punched pull glued in place… voila, done!
paper: prism iced yellow, spring willow med, intense kiwi, georgia pacific white , vellum ink: adirondack butterscotch, rust, ginger, oregano, distress spiced marmalade-ranger stamps: get well, thinking of you- our daily bread designs other: copic markers, spellbinders nestabilities, cuttlebug die/embossing folder, martha stewart punches, fiskar border punch, dauber, zip dry glue, oval punch, foam mounting tape
They say laughter is the best medicine… I believe it’s so true. I hope I’ve cheered and inspired you today!
Thanks for stopping!