Sunday, May 31, 2009

Crafty Secrets and GinaK



I made this pocket for the weekly Crafty Secrets challenge over on SCS. Marcy challenged us to make a pocket of some sort. I have had these library pockets for years and years. I guess they are one of the many things I have been saving. For what, I don't know, but there it is.  I first stamped the lily of the valleys in VersaMark and embossed them in clear. Then I sprayed the pocket with Black Cherry Glimmer Mist. I added the trim with a line of Diamond Glaze, and added Crystal Stickles on top. The hanger is from a package of CS Sweet Chips. I love these things. They are white. I dyed this one with a pink pad, then painted with glue and followed that with a generous dusting of Miss Muffet Art Glitter. Miss Muffet also had her way with the roses. I stuck the frame into the pocket with one large glue dot. I feel that this is a strong enough bond. Anything too heavy for that would rip the pocket anyway. 

The sweet butterfly is a DoubleMates diecut from Creative Cuts and More. I got a bunch of them because I knew I'd love using them this summer. The cool thing about having them cut from DoubleMates, is that you have two color choices on every butterfly! I have been on a butterfly kick, which you will see in the next few days if you check back! I followed the same steps on the butterfly as I did on the pocket. I added a tinsel pipe cleaner for the antenae, a few adhesive gems, and outlined it in Pink Stickles.

I made this card for a color challenge over at GinaK's StampTV. Have you been over there? I love that place. BTW, I saw a card over there made with the new summer set and a circle die cut card that was WAY cooler than my version. As soon as I saw it, I thought, "Wow! Now why isn't mine that good?" I'll try to find the link and link it here so you can see it, too. Isn't it wonderful that we can share the way we do? I am so inspired by the stamping that I see every day. It's truly amazing! FOUND IT! Here it is buggin2stamp's fish card.

7 comments:

Chrissy D said...

Absolutely ADORABLE Carla! Hope you are doing well!!!

~amy~ said...

fab cards carla....love the pocket...gorgeous butterfly!

Linda Beeson said...

Your little pocket creation is just adorable and I so love the color and effect you got on those fish - NICE!

Ila said...

This pocket creation is Gorgeous!! and your card is just the Cutest..love the dimension!!..Hugs, Ila

Carolina said...

Darlin' pouch and card! Love the way you always add the perfect amount of glitz to your images!!!

buggin2stamp said...

I think your card is adorable. I love the glitter and the cute little ocean scene. So much fun! I don't mind you linking up to mine. It is very flattering. And yep, I am javagirl984 on SCS, but buggin2stamp on stamptv.com. Have a super week. Melissa

Heather the Mooselover said...

Oh that library pocket is fabulous. You are so creative. I need to find my stash. You have inspired me!