Saturday, June 2, 2012

I Miss Your Smile.




Here's a pocket card I made for this week's Make It Monday Challenge by Papertrey Ink.  I cannot even begin to say how long it's been since I last threw a card into the MIM ring.  I'm sure it's been donkey's.

I used my favorite (darn near instant) pocket card maker which is PTI's Front & Centre Die #1 die.  Mind you, I haven't ever used it for anything else, not even as it was originally intended, which was to tjuz up bags (too much muss and fuss for this here crafter...It's just a bag ain't it? Kidding.  Kidding).  My only possibly useful tip to you in regards to using these dies for pocket cards, is to go for some fairly robust sookwang tape.  Trust me, the cheap and cheerful brands don't cut the mustard in regards to staying stuck.  I used 1/8" Scor-tape here.  And yes, I learned this the hard (read: embarrassing) way.

I also delighted in getting out my favorite wee gigham patterned full sized red rubber stamp from the fab Aussie company Darkroom Door.  Even though I do have a fair swag of gigham stamps, I always seem to need different ones for different tasks.  This beauty is perfect for that quality impression you need without any of that "lining up" business, which always seems to end badly where I am concerned. That dear sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Healing Touch stamp set, which is so handy for that perfect, non-run of the mill, well-wish that is ever so handy.  Those juicy vitamin C packed oranges are from Hero Arts.  They are part of set of clear stamps packed with mega cool engraved fruits. Love.  I stamped them with Memento Inks in both Tangelo and Cantaloupe.

After rounding the corners and lassoing the pocket with three different strands of citrus colored string, that is pretty much this Pocket card done.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Here's to an inspired day for us all!

23 comments:

Dayna Sabrina said...

Great card Jen. Those colors are seriously bright and just spectacular. Very cheerful.

Joyce said...

What a gorgeous card. And, darn you--now you are making me want that front and center die--when I was just so sure I wouldn't need it. I love those luscious oranges, too. How sunny and juicy they look.

Deb said...

Jen, you've created a fabulous pocket card! Love the paper and stamping. Your citrus colored twine if fab! Btw, no biggie on the comments ;) You make me giggle all the time. {{{HUGS}}}

Deanna Jean said...

Well that's clever of you! What a great way to make a card..love it.

Mayol said...

This is a sweet card, Jen! The sentiment took me in first :) Then the stamped orange images (i initially thought this was patterned paper!) and the yummy string! Delish!

Jackie Rockwell said...

The colors are SPECTACULAR!!! This card is like sunshine! LOVE it!!! :)

Leigh said...

Jen, this is fabulous! I don't have that die, but you have me re-thinking it for sure! I love the fun colours and how you stamped the sentiment in the oval opening!

Karen C. said...

Great card, Jen. I love your gingham stamping .. I haven't had any luck lining up the narrower stamp. Looks like the full page version is the answer!! the Front & Centre really creates a fabulous card pocket with lots of detail.

Tenia Nelson said...

Oooooh...this is awesome!!!

Cathy Weber said...

I have read your post about 5 times and laughed every single time! Your card is so pretty with those great big oranges and great stamped gingham but I just love that you used the front and center die and can only imagine what your embarrasing moment was with the tape!

Linda said...

What a beautiful, sunny card. Love the colors. This is sure to brighten up anyone's day.

Jill Norwood said...

I love the sunny colors of your get well card! Love how you used the die! And I am the same way with lining up the gingham stamps! LOL!

Rebecca said...

What a great pocket card! I love the gingham. It really make the card.

Jennifer K said...

I know I'd feel better if I was under the weather and received this gorgeous card! I, too, have only ever used the Front & Center die as a pocket (like you did) and not for gussying up a bag.

Chloe said...

OMG Jenn, I Love, love, love this card. The colour is amazing and I could almost taste those oranges.

So beautiful, wish it was coming my way lol.

Thanks for sharing,
Chloe

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great pocket card. Love how you used the PTI die. Will have to try it! Thanks for the inspiration.

Jeremy and Samantha said...

ROFL exactly how long is a "donkey's"???? Great card the oranges add the subtlest perfect touch. tfs

Michelle said...

Look at that big fruit stamping - how cheerful indeed! I made something similar with that die - that is a favorite here too. And your inking on the card and the pocket is just perfectly matched up too!

Scrappin4kim said...

What a beauty this is and oh so cheerful!! Thanks for your inspiring card Jen!!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Fabulous card!
- LOVE it!
Have a great week, hugs, Karin

Jill said...

What a clever idea for a pocket card, Jen! Your juicy, cheery card is a perfect pick-me-up!

Michelle said...

Beautiful, Jen! Love the cheery colors.

Michelle said...

Beautiful, Jen! Love the cheery colors.