Clarity new design club lookback – pocket #91

Welcome to my crafty blog. Sundays mean another installment in my lookback through Claritystamp’s new design club, and today I’m using #91, the pocket stamp from May 2014. I went back to Barbara Gray’s project sheet for a bit of inspiration with this one, but then stepped it up a bit further (back copies of the stamps & project sheets are available on Clarity’s website). I do like this stamp – it’s very useful for masculine or teenage cards.

I started with a 5×7 card blank and brushed ‘chipped sapphire’ Distress Oxide across it, both front and back. I then stamped the largest of Clarity’s ‘dots & spots’ texture stamps onto both sides, again in the ‘chipped sapphire’ (I was aiming for a denim fabric effect).

I’d created the same effect on a scrap piece of card as well, so used that to cut a strip for the waistband and a triangle for the welt to then go onto the card blank. I used a black micron pen to add the stitching effect across both pieces and down the centre of the card.

The next step was to stamp the pocket onto the scrap card and cut it out before attaching it to the card front, leaving the top edge unstuck. I also cut two small pieces to create the belt loops, again adding the stitching effect with the micron pen.

I also stamped the pocket directly onto the back of the card, and added stitching lines for the waistband, welt and belt loops. This tied it in with the front, but without the 3D effect.

Finally, I trimmed down a piece of dark blue card to fit into the pocket, and heat embossed the sentiment onto it using WOW superfine bright white powder.

I’m going to share this card over at Global Design Project, where this week’s challenge is to CASE (copy and selectively edit) a card by Manuela. I was struck by the little envelope she’d used on her card, and my pocket picks that feature up.

Thanks for dropping in. I’ve been enjoying watching the new series of ‘The Great British Sewing Bee’ on BBC1, but I’m not sure I’d want to subject my top stitching to scrutiny by judges Patrick & Esme!

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