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!