Criss Cross, it’s a pocket card!
Recently I was
totally wasting time browsing on Pinterest the other day and was reminded that are some fun folds out there for card making. And I came across (see what I did there?) a criss cross card. And because I was super lazy super smart I grabbed one of the previous My Paper Pumpkin kits to use, Pocketful of Cheer. I really love the colors in this kit, especially since it showcases one of the new In Colors, Emerald Envy. Up first, a little collage (because I was playing around on PicMonkey):
Let’s look at these a little closer, okay? Here is the “pocket” part of the criss cross card:
- The base of the card is made from two of the card bases in the Pocketful of Cheer kit, and the striped strip of paper on the bottom also comes from the kit.
- I heat embossed the big flower from Rose Wonder using white embossing powder.
- I “watercolored” the rose with my aqua painter, and I used Flirty Flamingo ink for the blossom and Emerald Envy for the leaves.
- I fussy cut the rose and attached it to the front of the criss cross card.
- For a bit of pizzazz I used the Emerald Envy Enamel Dots.
I made the insert using more pieces from the kit and some Emerald Envy card stock:
And I just realized while looking at this that I have the patterned paper square going in the wrong direction. Oh well, now it’s even more unique, right? Before you ask, let me point out some things I used that are not from the Pocketful of Cheer kit:
- the balloon stamp
- the happy birthday stamp
- I made the bow with a piece of Emerald Envy card stock and the Bow Builder Punch.
The stamps are both from a different My Paper Pumpkin kit. I did, however, use one of the envelopes in the kit, and made a few adjustments so everything would fit.
So there you have it: my first Criss Cross card. I will work on a tutorial so you can make one too, okay? In the meantime, here are the supplies: