Saturday, March 22, 2014

Chocolate Pocket Card

Hello my friends! I'm very happy to finally say: Welcome Spring! Sun is shining and snow is almost gone. Even the Snowdrops and Snowflakes came out under the snow without any harm. They are blooming and are so pretty. But now, to my spring theme project. I love card making, chocolate and blue color. Because of that, I decided to make a chocolate pocket and use lots of blues on it. So here it is.

On this project I used one of my favorite stamp set - Shabby Chic Birdhouse. There are so pretty images and wonderful sentiments. It's just pure joy to use them. 

Image is colored with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I added some Dimensional Glue to the Bird House ornamented edge and sprinkled Lavender Iris Glitter on top. I colored the ribbons behind the roses with Sakura Glue Pen and added Fascination and Waterfall Glitters on top. Image is attached to the Floral Oval with foam tape. Behind the image layer I put a blue fuzzy yarn.

Inside of the card is a pocket for chocolate.

My card holds my favorite Estonian chocolate - Milk chocolate with plum and biscuit. Mmm... it's delicious. Ok, back to the card....

Edges of the pattern papers are ink with Tea Dye Distress Ink. After that I applied lots of Versamark to the edges and heat embossed with Sparkle EP. Because there can never have too much sparkle I draw few lines to the pattern paper with Sakura Glue Pen and added Waterfall Glitter on top :) Floral Oval is inked with Broken China Distress Ink. All the butterflies used on my project are punched out from Sticker Paper. Pink Butterflies are covered with Bubble Gum Glitter and blue butterfly on front cover is covered with Waterfall Glitter.

Sparkling matting layers are made with Tear-ific Tape, Fascination and Waterfall Glitters. These two glitters goes together so well. To make the matting layer I took piece of white cardstock and colored the edges with light blue marker. Then I placed 1/4" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape to the edges, removed protective layer, placed patterned paper in center and covered rest of the tape with glitters. Or you can just use colored cardstock. Because Waterfall glitter is semi-transparent I prefer to have blue cardstock under it (on this project).

Cool thing about embossing powders is that you can make your own custom color brads with them. Just tip the brad to the Versamark Ink and add EP on top. After heating it with heat, gun you have brad that mach your project. Because the Cotton Candy EP (I used it on my brad) is semi-transparent it's good idea to use light brad. Or if you only have dark brads use White EP first and then add semi-transparent EP.

I made the tassel my self out of white twine. With help of the fork I got perfect size tassel. After it was finished I tipped in to the Caribbean Blue Glimmer Mist to re color the twine. After drying it was too dark, so I washed some color off with warm water. I'm very pleased how it turned out. I applied Dimensional Glue to some parts of the tassel and sprinkled Waterfall Glitter on top to add sparkle.

Here is one photo that shows all the lovely sparkle. Tassel string will go around the brad to keep the card closed. The sentiment is stamped with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Satin Velvet EP. I love how it shimmer.

You can find full directions of how I made this card from SNS Gallery here. If you just need a template you can get it from here. On the template are exact measurements of my project. Then you make your own pocket card, just measure your chocolate and make your project according to them.

Materials used:
Stamp Credit: Shabby Chic Birdhouse Stamp Set #481
Embossing Powders
: Sparkle (EP107), Cotton Candy (EP121), Satin Velvet (EP209);
Fascination (G1030), Waterfall (G1071), Lavender Iris (G1061), Bubble Gum (G1088);
Mega Tack Glue (545),
Sakura Glue Pen (053482384809), SNS Dimensional Glue 539, 1/4" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape SAT01, Sticker Paper 99558, Foam Tape;
Memento -
Tuxedo Black (712353259003), Distress Tea Dye (789541019510), Distress Broken China (789541021414), VersaMark Pad (712353310018);
SB Floral Ovals;
: Martha Stewart – 3 in 1 Butterflies;
White, textured white and light blue (optional) cardstocks, Pattern paper (First Edition – Rose Garden), Vellum;
Promarkers, Flexmarkers;
Other supplies
: Blue Fuzzy Yarn, Silver Brad, Viva Decor Pearl Pen - Ice White, White Twine, Glimmer Mist – Caribbean Blue

I'd like to participate on following challenges:
Simon Say's Stamp Blog - Glitter it 26.3 
Milk Coffee Challenge - At least 2 flowers 26.3
Delightful Sketches
- Welcome spring 26.3
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything goes 26.3  
Scribble and Scrap Crafts - Anything goes 28.3
Bearly Mine Challenges - One for the girls 30.3  

That Craft Place Blog - Flowers 30.3
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything goes w butterfly 30.3
Pattie's Creation Schallenge - Anything goes w image 2.4

Polka Doodle - Spring is in the air 4.4 

Thank you for the visit.
Hugs & smiles,


  1. A very beautiful and yummy card.
    A great stamp, fabulous coloring and I love the many beautiful details on your card.
    Stunning idea with that fuzzy yarn.
    Have a great weekend Eret.
    We have sunshine here, lovely sping weather.

  2. This is beautiful !!! Gorgeous project !!!


  3. I really love this! Beautiful!

  4. this is stunning, I really like the tassel and fringe...very pretty! I am thrilled you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  5. Thanks for playing in our "Anything Goes!" Challenge #88!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  6. This is perfect for our current challenge “Anything Goes” at Pattie’s Creations. What a nice image too! Thanks for joining us!
    Pattie ♥
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

  7. Wow, Eret! That is so beautiful! I love it very much!

  8. lovely happy to visit...lizzi scrapbook stamp society

  9. Eret, this is a marvelous project - a fun gift, and beautiful artwork! I love it! hugs, de

  10. What a "sweet" idea!!! Who wouldn't love getting chocolate wrapped in that fabulous package!

  11. Wao! this is adorable!!!! love the colors....Thanks for playing along with us at PolkaDoodles!!!

  12. What a beautiful project the colour and so shabby chic ..Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge .
    hugs Rose

  13. this is very beautiful project Eret.

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  14. I would have never guessed what was inside. What an awesome little gift. Filled with so many beautiful details. Love it!

  15. What a great idea Eret you have made a wonderful pocket card. I must look for a template for this

  16. Stunning project and what a fabulous gift for someone.

  17. A beautiful creation Eret, a lovely design and gorgeous papers. Your image and embellishments are stunning!!

    beautiful card, I love your techniques and colours - your dies and elements are just stunning!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  18. Lovely embellishments and awe-inspiring image. Digistamps4Joy.
    Berni (DT Member)

  19. Such an elegant project :-))
    I like the image and layout!
    Thanks for playing at Milk Coffee this time!
    Hugs, Andreja

  20. Gorgeous! thanks for joining us at crafts 4 eternity this week hugs x

  21. What a fabulous card. Love your original design! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges!
    Delightful Challenges DT

  22. Lovely project, thankyou for joining us over at Scribble and Scrap - hugs Lynn DT :-) xxx

  23. This is gorgeous and something I've never seen before and it's perfect. Thank you for joining us at BMD, good luck xoxoxoxo


Thank you so much for your comment. It is always so nice to read them. Hugs and smiles. Eret

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