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farewell girlies (and froggie) June 25, 2007

Filed under: weekend sketch challenge — mjalbright @ 10:46 pm

This oldie but goody stamp set (Pocket Fun) is on the list to go bye-bye soon.  I just ordered it at the end of April after attending regionals and seeing some “Wow!” techniques demonstrated with the set.  Like many, I came home and had to order it.  I loved how I could use it for both my daughter and son.

After seeing Beate’s weekend Sketch challenge #7, I got the set out, cut & mounted it, and started playing.

pocket fun weekend sketch challenge #7

Okay!  So simple is something I’m working on.  I have trouble with keepin’ it simple!

This is a standard 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card.  The card and pocket are made with Brocade Blue cardstock.  I used Linen BGwith Brocade Blue ink.  I then used my color spritzer tool and added Brocade Blue and Bleach (with old blender pen) to make a more realistic “jean” appearance.  The strip is a 1″ x 4″ piece of Certainly Celery.  With Basic Black cardstock & my small corner rounder, I created my scalloped edging for the strip and for along the top of the card.  I used a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker and my best friend, the handy Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, for the sentiment.  The girls were just soooo much fun.  Colored in with Aqua Painter.  Used an exacto knife to the base of arms/hands to give the illusion that they are really poppin’ out of the pocket and resting on the edge.  The flowers & leaves were stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Stazon.  I used an Aqua Painter again with Orchid Opulence, Certainly Celery, and Pixie Pink.  Also punched out a small assortment of Orchid Opulence & Pixie Pink flowers with the spring bouquet flower punch and attached to card using Ice Circles Rhinestone Brads.   Added silver eyelets to top of pocket again to add the realistic factor.  Sponged Certainly Celery & Basic Black to egde of 4″ x 5 1/4″ base piece of Whisper White cardstock.

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3 Responses to “farewell girlies (and froggie)”

  1. Heather P. Says:

    This is adorable! I just love all of the flowers. 🙂

  2. Susan Lankford Says:

    Welcome to Blog World…I’m new, too…liked your sweet cards…linked your blog to mine! And boy do I know what you mean by all the “widgetry” involved!

  3. Sencie Says:

    Very cute card!! Actually all your cards are terrific!! Do you care if I link your blog on mine? 🙂


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