Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Pocket card tutorial

Right guys a massive two of you wanted to know how to make this card,but I know there s a few lurkers around too, so come out and show yourself .. I don t bite honestly lol. Now this card is really not as complicated as it loooks but then they alaways say.. is easy if you know how!!!!


I will have to apologise for the quality of the pictures I m afraid one bulb in the ceiling is really not that good for photography. Here it goes:

Start with a A4 piece of cardstock and cut in half lenghtway like this...



The fold each piece exactely in half
Now on one side cut diagonally from the top left corner to bottom right hand corner, on the other piece from top right hand corner to bottom left hand corner. It will become more clearer once you see the image



Now choose your pretty paper and using the offcuts as templates cut a layer to fit each triangle. I ve used some Basic Gray Blitzen and stick on top of triangles leaving a small border. Now stick the two rectangles at the back together and your card should be taking shape, it should look like this one


Stick the front overlaping either to the right or the left wichever way you prefer but make sure you only stick the bottom edge and the front bit you will have to leave the pocket for the card to slot in. Make the card to go in the pocket embellish to your design then use a topper or any element you wish to decorate the front. And that s all there is to it!! See I told you it was easy...lol



My finished card is here


I ve used the image from the SU *Spring in Paris* set, I ve adapted her outfit you can t see it properly but shes got furry gliterry trim on her top and a pom pom on her hat, also the Vespa is watercoloured and diamond glazed but of course the colours are just c**p!!! I ve paper pieced the tree on the back of the bike by punching out several snowflakes and sticking down on a triangular shape. I think I will like to add some glitter to it later on. Used one of those picutre hanging thingies painted it with some red acrylic and tied a bit of ribbon onto it. Well I hope those instructions were clear enough but should you need more info please contact me. Hugs to all and MANY THANKS to all of you that care to leave a comment, please link here to show me your pocket cards. See ya!!!
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23 comments :

Anonymous said...

Thanks! It is beautiful!
Tammy

TG said...

I was gonna ask for the instructions too. Thanks they are very clear, i will deffo be giving it a try.xxxx

Gail said...

What a fab card, thanks for sharing the instructions.

Tisha said...

Amazing card! That tree is ingenious!! Thanks for sharing such great instructions - I will definitely make one of these now!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Great card! Love the paper and the stamped image popped up... Thanks for the great tutorial!

Starqueen said...

Hi Monica,
That is a beautiful card! And I love how you turned the "Paris girl" into a holiday image. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Patsy Jackson said...

Fab instructions Monica - will have to give this a try soon :)

Anonymous said...

Great card, many thanks for sharing, I've got load's of ideas now!! Have you got anymore?

Claire said...

Love this card style - gonna give it a go this weekend I think.

Fab instructions - just one question - me being thick - what do you stick down at the front and wont dont you?

Hugs
Claire

Lesley said...

Wow! i love this card.Especially the scooter gal.
Thanks for posting the instructions.
Lx

Lesley said...

Thanks for sharing a great idea for a xmas card.
I love the scooter gal!
Lx

Wilmurten said...

Have made one of these today, thanks so much for the template Monica, you can find my effort here http://007licensedtoscrap.blogspot.com/

Craft Fairy said...

Thanks Monica. This is far more straight forward than the tutorial on Splitcoast.

Yvonne

Paula said...

These cards are fantastic. Thanks for the instructions.

All Pink said...

Thankyou so much for showing this great idea,i will try one

Shary said...

thanks for the tutorial I'll be giving it a go!

Nanny Janny said...

YOUR CARDS ARE REALLY GOOD. CONGRATULATIONS.

Jane said...

terrific tut' Monica, thanks heaps for sharing!

Kerrie's Crafting Corner said...

thanks for the tip... I'm going to print it off and give it a go!!

fantastic card love it!!

EllePiggo said...

What a gorgeous card. Love it. Will give it a go.

Vanessa :)

Monika said...

This is a great technique. Love what you did with it.

Alex said...

Hi there,

Came across your blog from Kerrie's Corner and just love this card! So much so, I've already got my A4 cardstock ready to begin...

Many thanks for the instructions, I look forward to doing this now! :)

Alex said...

Hi there,

Okay, I'm following your instructions, but now I'm a little confused, stuck ;P

Maybe it's getting too late, or maybe it's me, but when I read your next bit, I can't visualise what the middle result should be?!?

The bit below I'm having difficulty with:

"Stick the front overlaping either to the right or the left wichever way you prefer but make sure you only stick the bottom edge and the front bit you will have to leave the pocket for the card to slot in."

I have stuck the rectangle on the other one, and have two printed papers on the triangle flaps :) So far, so good. I'm just a bit confused what triangle/flap gets stuck down and how, for this pocket card. Am I right in saying that both flaps should be stuck down? Is the flap behind stuck down just at the bottom (so that you can insert the card), but the flap on top is totally stuck down?

Looking forward to an answer at your earliest convenience :)