Saturday, September 12, 2009

A Cheerful Heart…

So, I got this idea from Mel’s blog and just had to try it! It’s another pocket card…and don’t forget you still have time to do Our Daily Bread’s challenge too.

PocketButterflyVellum3I 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.

PocketButterflyVellum1 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!



Grace said...

Dawn this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the warm rich fallish colors and the vellum window is such a great idea!!! I love how you used the stamps for all the scrolls... and I love the style pocket you made! That butterfly just draws me in!

Silke Ledlow said...

Absolutely gorgeous - Dawn!!! What a fab design!!! Hugs ~S~

Betty Wright said...

Stunning, Dawn!!! Wonderful colors, sponging, dimension, and fabulous pocket card design!!!

KanataNewf said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I must take note...must CASE!

- dlm. said...

All I can say is "Wow!" I love the fall colours that you used and the way that you used punches to create such depth/dimension. Well Done!

Linda Carson said...

WOW Dawn!! This is absolutely beautiful & gorgeous & stunning & fantastic & creative & I like it too!!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

This is just beautiful!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Wow Dawn!! This is gorgeous!! I love the frame!! And your butterflies are stunning!!

Darlene said...

WOW ... you have certainly inspired me Dawn! Love this creation ... the colors, the butterflies, the verse ... FANTASTIC!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so cool Dawn!! Love your technique and your colors! Phenominal!! Love the vellum window and the butterflies!!

Nancy said...

This is absolutely Gorgeous!!!
What a great idea for the edges! My lesson for the day.

Trimgym said...

Great card,



Debi said...

Dawn this is amazingly beautiful.