It's the first Friday of September (already!) which means it's my turn to share a tutorial using magnifique products from Gina's. Woo hoo! This month I thought we'd do some nitty gritty paper crafting and create a sort of pocket letter.
I've been seeing these pop up all over my timeline and wanted to give it a try.
What is a pocket letter, you ask? Janette Lane, the creator of Pocket Letters™, explains on her site:
I am a huge fan of ATC's (Artist Trading Card: miniature works of art measuring 2.5" x 3.5") so I've created a cohesive set of birdy themed cards to fill those little pockets with. You can source your own public domain images, or purchase a collage sheet with all of those vintage birds and sentiments available HERE.
When creating your own piece, consider other little bits and pieces to tuck into those sleeves. Stamps, ephemera, feathers... little bits that match the theme or look of your cards.
Also consider the sleeves themselves. I've added clear stickers to the exterior.
Of course you could just create these pretty ATC's and trade/give them separately. There's nothing wrong with spreading the crafty love around.
If you're not keen on making these little bits of art, you may want to check out the tutorial anyway as it includes creating the textured background seen below.
But enough blabble! HERE is the video tutorial. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to give me a shout. I'm happy to lend a hand or answer any questions you have. Seriously. Don't be shy ;)
THE SUPPLY LISTFrom Gina's:
Cardstock Doily Set 1
Cardstock Doily Set Intricates
Ornamental Birdcages Shape Set
Pen & Ink Shape Set
Faux Metal Number Plates
Other things you'll need:
For the Birds Collage Sheet or your own vintage bird images
Paper (I used pages from an old book)
Decorative scrapbook paper
White acrylic paint
Ultra fine glitter
Tim Holtz Long Mini Brads
Buttons, stamps and other small embellishments and trinkets
ATC Pocket Pages
**For more information on Pocket Letters you can visit Janette Lane's YouTube Channel or join the Pocket Letter Pals Network