Thursday, January 17, 2008

Pocket Heart

Wow! I have been in such a funk this week, with no mojo to speak of. I started working on this card on Monday for the technique challenge on SCS, and just couldn't get it to gel. Every day I've played with it, set it aside and tried to work on something else, but I just couldn't seem to put a card together. I was using a pattern for the heart pocket that I've used before and I really didn't like how it fit on an regular sized card. But I already had the pocket pretty much done, so today I finally decided to go with a larger card (5"x7") and make this work.
The heart pocket is cut from Basic Grey paper. The lower half is backed with a square paper doily, and the top is backed with dark cranberry card stock, trimmed with scalloped scissors. I punched a scalloped circle from the cranberry cs, cut it in half and covered the parts that fold up to form the pocket. I added some white rub ons. I'm not sure how it happened, but the word 'me' got messed up and I had to write over the 'e' with a white gel pen. So then I added a tiny white punched flower and some extra dots to distract from the messed up letter. (I should just keep my mouth shut and not tell you, right? lol)

The lacy strip on the left is vellum card stock punched with a Martha Stewart border punch. I rubbed it with my pomegranate ink pad to color it. I also added some dots with white gel pen. The butterfly is another Martha Stewart punch.

The background is stamped with regal rose and bravo burgundy.

The heart is stamped in bravo burgundy flowers which were stamped off once. The sentiment is stamped in pomegranate. The edges are sponged in pomegranate and punched with a 1/16" punch. Behind the heart is stamped Love You.

The corners are made with a combination of a scalloped square punch and a scalloped circle punch. The square was cut diagonally into quarters and I cut two wedges from the circle. I glued a wedge behind the square piece to give a different look to the corner. I also added the tiny flower and white dots.

stamps: always, garden silhouettes, kind thoughts (SU)
ink: bravo burgundy, purely pomegranate, regal rose
paper: regal rose, whisper white, purely pomegranate, bravo burgundy, vellum card stock
other: eastern elegance rub ons, square paper doily, sponge, white gel pen, scalloped scissors (Fiskars), butterfly punch & border punch (Martha Stewart), scallop circle & scallop square punches (Marvy Uchida), $1 flower punch (Michael's)

Thanks for stopping by.


Keri Lee Sereika said...

I think that is a very pretty pocket! I have seen so many of these floating around it is fun to see everyone's different styles on them!

Corie said...

Oh my this is just absolutely GORGEOUS!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Soooo pretty!!!

Lauren (mytime) said...

Oh my-butterflies! So love this