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!)


  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

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

  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.

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

  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

  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!

  7. Love this! Wowzers-really amazing!!

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

  9. 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!!)

  10. ♥♥smop♥♥

    I absolutely LOVE this...oy!

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

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

  13. 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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