And tonight, I thought I'd share another card that I had entered for the GSS contest. I just love the way it came together and the fact that I remembered to step outside the A2 box and try a different size. This card fits a business envelope size and conceals a pull out insert to hold a coffee or other gift card.
I used lots of dots and stitching to complete this card. I love the way the white embossed dots show up on the PTI kraft cardstock.
I also stitched the pocket by first pre punching the sewing holes with a paper piercer and then sewed with a coordinating embroidery floss. The *thick* PTI cardstock withstood all of the poking and paper manipulation to get this pocket sewed on. A lesser cardstock would not have been a candidate for this hand stitching project
The paper bow is a version of PTI designer Lisa Johnson's great style. I ended up trimming the middle on an angle which suited my needs perfectly. I also punched up a few of the appearances of red on my card with first red stickles and then, after they had dried, a layer of crystal effects to give it more of a 3-D look. Me likey the shiny stuff ;)
So the receiver of this card would pull on the scalloped edge of the card insert and then the magic happens! A coffee card to my favorite local coffee place!
If you know Johnny's coffee then you KNOW that you would be feeling the love to find this gift tucked inside this card :)