Tuesday 20 December 2022

Pocket of Wishes

Good Morning
Today's card was such a fun one to create and I was very pleased with the result that were easy to achieve.
I made this card for my son Adam, using an old pair of my husband's jeans....YES, you read that right....not designer paper but made using jeans.
He loved the card!

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by getting out my Gel Plate, brayer, the old pair of jeans and some cardstock.
  • I pressed my Uncharted Mariner Distress Oxide ink pad directly onto my Gel Plate and used my brayer to smooth and spread it out.
  • Next, I took the pocket portion of the jeans and pressed that onto my Gel Plate.  
  • I removed the jeans, set aside and pressed my cardstock, rubbing over the plate to transfer the print.  I was very pleased with the results, the texture it picked up was amazing!
  • I cut it down to a 4 3/4" square and set aside.
  • I had a piece leftover that I had after I cut the panel down and used that to stamp the sentiment onto.  
  • I cut a small slit in the pocket, then slid the sentiment strip into the pocket.  I popped the banner strip up at the edge using some foam tape.
  • Finally, I glued it onto a 5" square card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
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Stamp- Happy Birthday Sentiments (Pinkfresh Studio)
Inks- DOX, Versafine Clair
Paper- Scribes Nook (Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- old jeans, Gel Plate, brayer, foam tape


Deb S said...

What an amazing idea! LOVE it...the texture is outstanding! Thanks for sharing it!

cuilliesocks said...

What an unique technique Karen, absolutely fabulous, love it, Kate x

SherylH said...

Wow this is amazing! I first thought that this was a stamp or a printed image -- the texture is so detailed.

Bobby said...

What amazing results you got with the jeans, Karen. I can see trying this in the near future.

Pat said...

I can't believe what a clear print you got using your gelli plate and the colour is absolutely wonderful, and the leftover piece makes the perfect sentiment banner Karen..an amazing card! x

aussie aNNie said...

BRILLIANT IDEA Karen love the outcome result... thanks for sharing in my group too.x

Peggy Parenteau said...

Clever, clever girl!!!!! I'll have to give it a go!

Merry Christmas

Patricia said...

Your print is fantastic! I can see why you were pleased with the results. And I can see why your son liked it so much.
I have an old pair of jeans sitting around as well. I just may have to try this. Awesome card!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What creative thinking Karen, an amazing card. This makes me think maybe I DO need a Gel Plate? I can exactly why your son loved this remarkable card.
Faith x

JanR said...

What a clever idea! It's an amazing card!!

Chana Malkah said...

This is different, and I like it! Now I will spend hours looking for my pocket stamp! Great job! Thanks so much for sharing with us at A Place to Start!
Chana Malkah, Owner

Lucy E. said...

This is so cool! I’m going to have to try it, especially since masculine cards are usually a challenge for me to make. Thanks for sharing the process!