Monday, 28 August 2017

Pocketful of Sunshine

Hello, Crafters.

What can be more difficult than making a masculine card? 

I think a masculine Get Well Soon card, and that was the challenge I was given yesterday! 

I kept my card simple and have left space in the top left hand corner so I can add the man's name later today! 

It's unlikely that he'll see my blog, but just in case.........................!!

As this is a personal card, I've been happy to use some retired Designer Series Paper (DSP). 

The gold stripes are from the Neutral's Collection DSP Stack. 

I was planning to have a plain Whisper White Cardstock (CS) layer for the top of the card with a layer of Pacific Point CS.

Once I'd stamped and die cut the images, the Whisper White layer looked very bland, and I couldn't decide on an embossing folder to stay within my masculine parameter! 

First I tried the stripes in Pacific Point but the "sunshine" disappeared; hence the gold stripe!

Creating this card was the first time I've used the Pocketful of Sunshine Stamp Set. 

Firstly, I stamped the pocket, the stitched V and the two studs using Night of Navy Ink onto Pacific Point CS. 

At first, I die cut the pocket using the die from the Pocket Framelits because I was going to fold the pocket "seams" back and adhere to the card by the strips so I had an opening for the sun and the sunglasses. 
 
I changed my mind because this would have stopped me from adhering these images using Dimensionals, so I cut the seams off!

I stamped the sunglasses on Cajun Craze CS, using Chocolate Chip Ink, and then die cut them. 

The sun is from a new stamp set that's available in the new Christmas Catalogue - aka Autumn/Winter Catalogue - and is called Cheers to the Year. 

I used Crushed Curry Ink on Crushed Curry CS, and then punched it out using the 2" Circle Punch.

I wiped the pocket with my Embossing Buddy, and then stamped the sentiment using Versamark. 
 
I sprinkled Gold Embossing Powder over it, and then heat set it with my Heat Tool.

I started assembling my Whisper White CS card base, by adding a layer of Gold Foil and then the layer of the gold stripe DSP. 

I used Dimensionals for the pocket first, and then I used Tombow to adhere the sun; finally I added the sunglasses, also with Dimensionals. 

As this card will be signed by nine people, I have added on all three remaining sides a layer of Gold Foil and then a top layer of Whisper White CS. 

As soon as the recipient receives his card, I'm sure he'll be chuffed to see his name on the front, and he'll also know straightaway who's made the card!

I just hope that this nice sunny card will help him on his road to recovery.

That's about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.

JanB.

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