Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Embossed Envelope Pocket Card Tutorial and Video

Hello! Today I have a take on a technique I shared here a long time ago. It's a version of the Crimped Envelope Technique, but instead of using a crimper, I used an embossing folder. In the crimped version, you trim a piece off the side of a sealed envelope and crimp the larger section. The crimping makes that piece narrower, allowing it to fit inside the other piece.

Using an embossing folder works the same way, although it doesn't seem to make quite a much of a size difference, so the topper piece fits a bit more snugly. It's a fan variation, though, and a great way for folks who don't have a crimper tool.

Here is a video for you and if you want to watch directly at youtube, click here

And if you would like to see the Crimped Envelope video I did a few years ago, click here

Begin by sealing the flap on an A2 (4 3/8 by 5 3/4 inch) ivory envelope.

Trim 1 1/4 inch from the side.

Sponge the sides using Gina K Sweet Corn ink.

Sponge the sides using Gina K Innocent Pink ink.

Using the foliage image from Up and Away, stamp several times using Gina K Warm Cocoa ink, but stamp off on scratch paper to make the image lighter.

Emboss the large piece of the envelope, with the opening facing the top of the embossing folder. I used Spellbinders® Bricks and Bark M'Bossibilities folder. Then set aside the envelope.

Stamp the large and medium hot air balloons, from Up and Away, using Gina K Dark Chocolate ink.

Begin coloring, using Copic marker, E97.

Blend out using E95.

Then fill in with E93.

Use R05 to color in the horizontal band on the larger balloon. Use E00 to fill in the tiny open air area between the baskets and balloons. Cut out both images using scissors.

Stamp both clouds using Gina K Dark Chocolate ink.

Use E33 to begin coloring.

Add E31, then use the blender pen to smooth out the transition into the white areas.

Adhere the images to the embossed pocket, using self adhesive foam squares. Stamp sentiment on 1/2 inch strip of ivory cardstock and adhere. Place topper piece over the embossed pocket section and tie brown cord around the topper.

Sorry, I missed taking photos of the insert (I showed it in the video). The over-all size for the insert is 4 by 4 1/4 inches. This project makes a great way to give a gift card. Just add a glue dot to your insert and stick the gift card on ti, then place inside the envelope pocket.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!


Up and Away Stamp Set - Gina K Designs
Sweet Corn, Innocent Pink, Dark Chocolate, Warm Cocoa inks - Gina K Designs
Bricks and Bark M'Bossibilities Folder - Spellbinders®
Ivory, White, Sandy Beach, Dark Chocolate Cardstock - Gina K Designs
A2 Ivory Envelope
Dark Brown Twine
Adhesive Foam Squares - Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Mega Runner Adhesive - Xyron
Paper Trimmer
E97, E95, E93, R05, E33, E31, E00 Copic Markers
Copic Blender Pen


Becky said...

Wonderful card Theresa..

Tammie Lien said...

Such a lovely card.Will have to try this.Thanks for sharing:) XO

Rosy Newlun said...

I fall in love every time I see what you make and all the soft, gentle colors ♥ Thank you for both kinds of tutorials!!!

Mrs B said...
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Mrs B said...

Hi Theresa. Great card, lovely, clean and simple. The pocket idea will be so handy. Thank you for your great tutorials. Take care.

Donna Phelan said...

Fantastic! I love sipping my coffee, watching your videos, and getting all inspired! Thank you!