I just LOVE the way this winter wonderland pocket card came out! This was a design team project for The Crafter’s Cafe so the image was provided to me free. It’s the Winter Wonderland Bestie from My Besties, and is available HERE. I knew that I wanted to do something different with the digital image this time besides just print, color, make something, and I am really happy with what I ended up with.
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How I made the Pocket Card:
So my original idea was to print the image on vellum and then put that over a patterned paper to create an icy look. Unfortunately, I have no idea if I actually have any vellum stashed and couldn’t find any if I do. So I went to the store and they didn’t have any either. Which meant I was back to the drawing board! I ended up going for a similar idea by printing the image on plain paper and then doing a packing tape transfer to get just the outline onto my background. If I wanted, I could have just printed it on patterned paper, but I was concerned about getting it centered just right. I also wanted some variety of texture or visual differences between the image and the rest of the paper.
The transfer creates a shine to the image that the rest of the paper doesn’t have. The shine makes it hard to see in photos and video, but the image is clear in person.
Then I secured the tape transfer image down on a pre-folded pocket card. I LOVE to do pocket cards because then you can stuff them with goodies (like tea bags, stickers, ribbon, a letter, etc) and it goes from just a card into a whole gift. This was a basic style of pocket made from a 12×12 sheet of paper. (My exact paper is the Celebrations paper from Spellbinders which is no longer available.) A Tutorial for how to fold this card is now available and you can watch it HERE!
The finer details
Then for additional flair, I added the definition of “cold” torn out of an old dictionary I use just for craft projects, some blue wavy ribbon, and some stars. The silver glitter chipboard star is available from Joann fabrics. (at least it is available at the time of posting) The holographic star I purchased at Scrap B-more recently and have no idea where you could find one. I’m sure similar stars could be made with any holographic paper. Just cut one out or use a star-shaped paper punch. The white star paperclip I’ve had stashed for years. I also added some random strips of washi tape as just a filler. The ribbon was given to me as part of a swap.
Most of these items were just sitting on my table anyway because I have them in my stash for December Daily. So I was able to work by just grabbing stuff nearby but I ended up with one of my favorite projects from this year!
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