It's a card... It's a gift... It's... a pocket card!
I am presenting this month's Blockheads' Technique Challenge - Pocket Cards! These are so easy, versatile and fun to make! They are a wonderful combination of gift card and gift and will hold a tea bag, credit card sized gift card, sachet... anything your imagination comes up with!
8.5 x 11" cardstock
Stamp set: Coffee Tea
Distress Inks: Tea Dye, Broken China, Scattered Straw, Embossing Ink
Dove Blender Pen
1/4 inch red liner tape
Gold embossing powder
To begin, cut a 4.25 x 11” piece of cardstock. Score the card stock 1” in from one end, and 4.75” in from the other end.
Cut two ½” strips of ¼ inch red liner tape. Affix these to either side of the 1” fold, close to the fold (this will give you room to tuck in the larger flap). Remove the tape covering, fold and adhere the flap.
Now you are ready to stamp however and wherever you wish.
For the tea holder that I made, I used a light aqua blue cardstock and stamped it with stamps from the Coffee Tea set, using Tea Dye and Broken China Distress Inks. One thing to note, you will want to lay a piece of paper on the other side of the fold so your stamped images don't spill over onto the back of the card.
I stamped the tea box on white cardstock using Distress Embossing Ink. I then used gold embossing powder and heat set it. I very lightly sponged some Broken China Distress Ink and Scattered Straw Distress Ink on it just to give it a slightly antique look. Using the sponge again and Tea Dye Distress Ink, I sponged a little heavier on the outer edges of the "tin." Using my Dove Blender pen dipped in my Broken China Distress Ink pad, I colord in the "T" and the little box on the side.
I then cut out the tea tin and glued it to the main flap of the pocket card. I stuck a Chai Tea bag on the inside, tucked in the flap, and had a nice little project to send to a friend who wasn't feeling well.
I know nobody wants to think about the holidays yet, but these make lovely gifts to give teachers, hair stylists, etc. And they also make nice stocking stuffers.
For the sachet enclosure in this pocket card, I used a glassine envelope and filled it with a couple of teaspoons of dried lavender. Lavender is a very strong sent, so you don't need a lot of it! For the background on the front of the card, I used Alcohol Inks. I used stamps from the following Blockheads sets: Painted Butterflies, Greco Roman, Large Flower Vignette, and Grunge It Up.
Winter Wonderland, An Illustrated Christmas, and Coffee Tea. I stamped the snowman using Jet Black StazOn ink, then colored it in using my Dove Blender Pen with Distress Inks. The snowflakes were stamped using Brilliance Pearlescent Ice Blue.
I apologize that I don't have the link dealie up and running yet for you to post the results of your challenge, but I will add it on here as soon as I do. In the meantime, please join the challenge and let me know what you've come up with!
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