Call me a Drag Queen and I'll take it as a compliment! I adore Drag Queens, especially the girls who rock the animal print, glitter, heart shapes and oversized flowers ALL AT ONCE! YASS! You can say this card is somewhat Drag inspired! ;)
First of all, I found the "Pattern for Heart Pocket" in a Trading Cards Techniques & ATC's book 03382 by Suzanne McNeill and just HAD to try it! Since high school I have loved book making and this pattern brought me back to the good 'ol days in my Art class, where we got to create our own book patterns. I made one with a handle, and I still have it! Books are an art in and of themselves.
|Each Side of the Heart Pocket/Envelope|
The heart shape I used is from the Fiskars Shape Template Hearts-1 Victorian Border. I used the 3.50" heart by tracing it with a pencil and then cutting it out with an x-acto knife.
If you wanted to add embellishments, it would be a good idea to do so before you glue the front and back together. I did not. I folded, glued and then decorated. It worked out ok but take the liberty, while it is all flat and open to work it!
I made the entire card to be a standard 4"x 5.5" card size.
Next, I slipped the blank black card in, saw where the window was, and glued the heart I had already cut out nicely through the window, using the opposite side of the heart (zebra pattern) onto the black removable card! The paper I used (by Teresa Collins) was double sided, which made the zebra really pop with the solid pink!
I used a small circle punch for the thumb grab near the top, front, center.
|Card half-way in|
Once the envelope and card were pretty much made, I stamped and embellished as usual with one of my favorite Greeting Card Rubber Stamps: Cheeky Chat!!!
|Heart Pocket & Card|
Rubber Stamp: Cheeky Chat by The Greeting Farm
Clear Stamp: "You Rock" from idk but I did get it from Michael's
"Hi Gurl!" from Stampabilities Vintage Type Alphabet, Uppercase Set
Stickles: Diamond, Silver & Coffee Ice
Distress Ink: Broken China & Peacock Feathers (on "Hi Gurl!")
Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms Die
scrap black ribbon
grunge board detail on bottom, left corner
washi tape along the bottom
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, RV00
Pants: R20, R85, RV93, E93, BV11, R81
Top: E51, E11
Belt & Shoes: 100, C5, C2
Hair: Browns and then I decided to cover it all in reds
E59, E35, E37, E47, R29, RV09, RV91
Phone: EG000, BG02, BG10
Hair clips: RV00, R20, R85, RV93
I hope you enjoy this mini tutorial!!! :D It is fun to venture out and use a new template for card making! It may take a little more time but boy it can be a lot more FUN! And Cheeky! ;)
This card is being entered in the Simon Says Challenge "Have a Heart" which is to make something Heart inspired! This card is also inspired by The Greeting Farm's Farm Fresh Friday Challenge which is to "Get Wordy"!
Simon Says "Have a Heart" Challenge Details are here.
Greeting Farm "Get Wordy" Challenge Details are here
Thank You so much for checking in! I hope you are inspired to make a Dragged out, fun card or project you enjoy!
Buttercup :) xoxo