Saturday, June 26, 2010

pocketty* goodness!

sometimes i really need to think hard about what i'm going to do for a particular sketch, but not this week: the minute i saw kazan's rather lovely sketch #55 at 2sketches4you...


...with its cool, curvy, scooped-out center bit, i immediately thought, "POCKET CARD!"


and as soon as i'd got that far it wasn't all that much of a stretch to decide that the pocket ought to be made from a transparency, so that the inner bit would be visible. then it was just a matter of choosing papers and embellishments (aka "the FUN part!") and before i knew it i had this:


(transparency & rub-on words: creative imaginations; patterned papers: prima; flowers & ribbon: michaels; bling word: mambi; vellum birthday words and poem: dcwv birthday stack; eyelets: making memories; glitter glue: ranger; ink: color box; adhesives: 3m foam tape, sewing machine; other: tupperware lid used as template to create semi-circular pocket top)

you kind of HAVE TO love a card that practically makes itself, now dontcha??!
♥♥♥


*yes, it is too a word! :)
(all right, maybe not exactly; but titles are the hardest part of blogging (imo!) and it was the best i could do right now; i owe you a snappy--& grammatically correct--blog post title, to be collected next week, ok? thanks!)

14 comments:

  1. So cool!! I love this card. How great is it!! What a great idea. I'm totally thinking we'll both be fab 5 this week! Whatcha think? haha

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  2. So incredibly gorgeous!! What a great translation of the sketch!! PERFECT!! Lovin' the pocketty goodness!

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  3. You say it wasn't much of a stretch to go with a transparency, but I never would have thought of that ... and it is fantastic. Another marvelous design.

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  4. The coolest pocket card ever!! Georgeous design Lauren. You're the best... Wishing you a wonderfull weekend... Hugs

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  5. Good golly missus, this is GORGEOUS!!! The transparency may have been obvious to you, but that's cause you're a creative genius!

    (-: Heidi

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  6. Seriously?? This will go down in history as my very *favorite* card you've EVAH made!
    Love the transparency, the flowers, the butterfly.... THE WHOLE FREAKING THING! :D
    You certainly rock the casbah!

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  7. Lauren, This card is superb!

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  8. Love this! Wowzers-really amazing!!

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  9. I love love love the transparent pocket! Seriously how awesome is this!!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at 2S4Y this week
    Hugs
    Kazan

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  10. wow!! absolutely *gorgeous* card!! love it, love it, love it!

    (ps: you are the best comment-leaver ever. thanks for being that and making my day!!)

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  11. ♥♥smop♥♥

    I absolutely LOVE this...oy!

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  12. Perfect pocketty goodness! Such an awesome take on the sketch. Love it!

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  13. wow! ok, girl. this is gorgeous!! love the transparent pocket idea!! fabulous!!! LOVE IT!!

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  14. Since "google" is now in the dictionary, there are lots of necessary blog words that should be added like "pocketty." You are amazing with acetate cards. I really must try them! But now you have taken it to another level creating a pocketty card (see, the term is already catching on.)
    This is beautiful and fun; great use of rub-ons, gems, and border of primas...wonderful!

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