This month over at scrapbook.com my partner, Donna, and I decided on a steampunk theme for the Pocket Letter swap hosted by Jess. As I told Donna when we were deciding, I have more steampunk items than could possible be considered healthy! And I assure you, what I used here won’t even be missed!
For the “metal” on the cards I used Amazing Cast Resin to pour onto the embossing folder. These had been done previously, which is why the process isn’t in the video. I picked up the technique a couple of years ago from Keren Tamir, but after all this time I don’t think I could find her video again!
My partners favorite flowers is the sunflower, but I didn’t have any of those laying around already made so I made some plain white ones, yellow! And her favorite color? Purple!
I love steampunk because part of it’s charm is being able to mix multiple metals! For me personally, I think steampunk needs at least two metal finishes, but 3+ is better!
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I knew her favorite flower was the sunflower, and I had had the Enchanted Harvest line by Bo Bunny for quite some time, so I decided this would be the perfect time to use it!
It was a rather straight-forward process, not a lot of “fancy” work! I mostly picked the papers, rather the parts of the papers, I wanted to use and put them together!
I fussy cut some items then backed them with foam so they would pop up, added some Stickles to other areas for a bit of a high light, poped on some Little Birdie flowers & some sequins, then stuck everything in the pockets! Oh! I also did a bit of sewing with some copper thread for some added texture!
The Pocket Letter outside of the protector page!
I made this sunflower with the Sizzix – Susan’s Garden die & turned it into a paperclip!
Another Pocketletter done for the swap, hosted by “bonprof,” over at scrapbook.com! The theme (my partner and I chose) this month was “Flora & Fauna,” which gave me a chance to use up some of my stash of Pink Paislee’s “Cedar Lane” collection, along with a few other products! (But it’s almost all from the “Cedar Lane” collection!)
I did this Pocket Letter for my partner, “bishsticks,” in the July Pocket Letter Swap hosted by “bonprof” over at Scrapbook.com! (My partner’s “real name” is on the tag, I covered it for privacy here). It also works out to go with Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge! I really do love working on Pocket Letters, they’re like nine ATCs (especially since they are the same size, 2.5″ x 3.5″) all put together to form a bigger picture (AKA: Theme)! Then I get to decorate the card protector! In the swap hosted by “bonprof” themes are given (generally two + “choose your own”) and the assigned partners come to an agreement about which theme they will do! Most importantly, this is a “pen pal” type deal! It’s what the founder/creator, Janette Lane, originally intended! And my little note (it doesn’t have to be a book!) will be going in the top left corner, and I will put little “goodies” behind each card!
Pocket Letter cards out of card protector.
Pocket Letter without pinwheel in photo.
Closer look at the rosette! (Cut file from Silhouette Store)
Closer look at left edge!
Here is a list of the products I used!
Simple Stories “Stars & Stripes” papers for the majority of the Pocket Letter
Unknown for the rest of the papers!
Maya Road Chipboard Shipping Tag [Set]
Beads in a Bottle: Gold
Bic Mark-It: Rambunctios Red
My Mind’s Eye “My Story” Wood Veneer Pieces
My Mind’s Eye “Christmas On Market Street” Foam Stickers