Maybe I’m behind the times, but I had never tried this gel technique before this past weekend. I was looking at some of Nichole Heady’s sneak peeks for the April Papertrey release and saw her adorable fish pocket card using the technique.
She has a template for her card on her blog, but I just used my own measurements to make the pocket. I started with a 4 ¾ x 11” piece of Bashful Blue cardstock, scored at ¼” and 4 ½” on the short side and 2 ¾” and 5 ½” on the other. The finished card size is 4 ¼ x 5 ½” with a 2 ¾” pocket. After scoring, I cut off the top and bottom sections of the ¼” scored sections, leaving only the middle the full size (I hope that makes sense!). I followed the remainder of Nichole’s directions with the exception of the middle tabs. Since I used smaller tabs than Nichole did, I tucked them inside my pocket instead of wrapping them around the back.
The bottom portion of my pocket is wheeled with the Rough Texture wheel in Bashful Blue. The tag insert is stamped at the bottom with some old fish stamps I have from CTMH in Pumpkin Pie and third generation Old Olive (not sure the name of the set). The sentiment from It’s Your Birthday was stamped in Brilliant Blue.
To finish the card, I added a Round Tab Punch from Jersey Shore at the top of the tag, adhered with white eyelets, and the Happy Birthday sentiment from Papertrey’s Borders & Corners Monogram Edition.
Stamps: It’s Your Birthday, Borders & Corners Monogram Edition (Papertrey), Fish stamps (CTMH)
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie
DSP: Jersey Shore
Ink: Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Accessories: White Eyelets, Pumpkin Pie Striped Ribbon, Hair Gel, Small Ziploc Bag (from the jewelry section of Hobby Lobby)
Tools: Round Tab Punch, 1 ½” Circle Punch, Crop-a-dile