Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Stampin'B's Challenge #29 - Diagonal Double Pocket

Nicole (ButterflyEars) was the hostess for this week's Stampin'B's DT Blog challenge. She had us make a diagonal double pocket card. I haven’t done one of these for a long time. Nicole’s challenge cured that! The tutorial in SCS’s Resource section was helpful in reminding me how to do it – much folding!

The gorgeous paper is from Basic Grey’s Wassail collection. I stamped the little nutcracker from Art Impressions’ Christmas Toy Shoppe with Palette Noir Black and colored him with Copic and Prismacolor markers. After cutting out the oval with a Nestabilities die, I sponged with More Mustard before removing the die; then matted with the Basic Grey DP, More Mustard, and white. The little sentiment on the front is part of a stamp from Lizzie Anne Designs called Many Merries. The stamp is a list of how you say Merry Christmas in seven different languages. I used a marker, colored just the right one, and then stamped and punched it out – matting it in More Mustard. The larger tag is stamped with an image from Flourishes’ All Wrapped Up, and the smaller one is from Lizzie Anne Designs’ Holiday Script.

I forgot how much fun this type of card was. Thanks, Nicole, for suggesting it.
Stamps - Art Impressions Christmas Toy Shoppe, Lizzie Anne Designs Many Merries and Holiday Script, Flourishes All Wrapped Up
Paper - Flourishes Classic White, SU More Mustard, Basic Grey Wassail DP
Ink - Palette Noir Black, More Mustard
Accessories - Copic and Prismacolor markers, Nestabilities, Tag Corner punch, Ribbon, Sponge dauber


ButterflyEars said...

Lois, I love your card. The images are so perfect in representing the feel of the Nutcracker Suite which happens to be my favorite Christmas play. Great job on this challenge.

Joanne (jojot) said...

Oh Lois....I love nutcrackers so your image truly grabbed my attention...I have a small collection of Nutcrackers friends have given me.....fab 'diagonal' pocket card.....