Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Graduation Gift Pocket

I didn’t really know where I was going with this one, but I am pleased where I ended up! I wanted to create a ‘card’ that could be used to hold a gift card, money or other small gift. The base of my creation was sold as CD envelopes at Target. They had that lovely orange sticker so I snapped them up. I knew they’d work for crafts. The card already has a small notch for the flap to fit into and the inside pocket is secure. One of the challenges I tried to incorporate was on the House Mouse & Friends Challenge blog to create anything but a card. I know this is a S-T-R-E-T-C-H, but I figured it’s more of a gift ‘wrap’ than card. Do you buy that? :o) I’m working backwards and anytime I ink up one of my HM’s, I try to fit it into one of the old challenges. Please see the Ins and Outs for links to the challenge websites.
The Sketch(es)
Typically I only use one sketch for my creation. However, I found 2 similar sketches and merged them for my final card.
Inspiration My Card
Inside Pocket
Image Detail
I outlined the outfit with an Olive Spica and used my Pink Spica on her nose and lips. I also added a bit of white gel pen to a few spots for highlights.
INS AND OUTS ~ Graduation Gift Pocket Challenges: Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 18 365 Cards Day 64 ~ Sketch The Pink Elephant ~ May Inspiration Challenge House Mouse #10 ~ Anything But a Card
A Spoon Full of Sugar ~ Create a CELEBRATION card
365 Cards Day 44 ~ Money Holder Stamps: House Mouse The Graduate (Stampendous) Paper: DCWV, PTI White, Card Base from Target Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics (E00, E31, YG03, YG63, Y15, YR21, R81, C1), Spicas, White Opaque Pen (Inkssentials)
Accessories: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 2, Sticker (Sandylion)


  1. awesome!!! and what a perfect stamp for it :D

  2. That is so creative! Very nice job.

  3. Gorgeous card,love the cute image,thanks for playing along with ASFOS this week,Hugs Debbie x

  4. Lovely pocket card and fab image.


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