Today’s card is another one of those on my list of “must make one of those!” cards. Although it’s called a double pocket card, there are in fact three pockets! The third pocket is ideal for popping a gift card in. To make sure the recipient doesn’t overlook the gift card, it should be attached to a third bookmark – with a Glue Dot – which has a ribbon attached, the same as the other two! I’ve made one of these cards for my son-in-law’s birthday next week. When I meet up with Vicki this morning, I’ll have a word with her about doing this! If I go ahead, I’ll share photographs next week!
I had a look at Pinterest to check out this card, and was amazed at the amount of different variations there are. For example, I saw a triple pocket card, but the pockets are not the same as my three! I added my Designer Series Paper card onto a regular card base, although several designs were left without. I decided to go for the double pocket card, on a regular card base. Finding I had a third pocket was a bonus! One picture tutorial said to cut on the score line on the landscape side. My instructions are to cut as a mitre, as if you’re making a box. This helps to make the folding easier.
When I was making the Soft Sea Foam card which I showed at the beginning of the video, the GOD IS LOVE was very pale. I remedied this by setting the stamp on my Stamparatus. This allowed me to ink, stamp, re-ink, stamp, etc until I was happy with the depth of the colour! In the end I didn’t use this image because I decided it would look better in Lovely Lipstick! LOL! The ribbon I used in the video is the Reversible Coastal Cabana and Granny Apple Green Ribbon. This was the first time I’ve used it, and I was amazed at how soft it is. As it’s reversible, I used it as Coastal Cabana for one bookmarker, and Granny Apple Green for the other. To hold the ribbon in place, I used Glue Dots to hold them in place. With the Soft Sea Foam Card I used the Polka Dot Tuille Whisper White Ribbon which seems to cling to itself by the dots! This is just as well, because there’s no way I could use Glue Dots to hold an otherwise delicate ribbon in place!
As I was folding my card, something wasn’t quite right, and I still don’t know what was wrong! When this happens, I take it as a blessing in disguise because I have to come up with a fix as I’m filming. Teaching how to fix things when they go wrong, is just as important as teaching how to make the actual cards. I hope you enjoy today’s video. It has been another great project to work on!
That’s about it from me today. I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday, and until tomorrow, happy crafting!