Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Dungarees - Pocket Full of Posies

May's Dungarees kit is just the right mix of elements to create masculine or feminine art. The adorable pocket stamp makes the perfect embellishment for a scrapbook page or card.

Here is how to create your own pocketful of posies with the help of the Borders & Backgrounds UM.

1. Stamp jean pocket image onto white cover stock with Sapphire Hybrid Ink.

2. Fussy cut and rough up the edges with the Tonic distress tool; ink edges.

3. Stamp Hydrangeas blossoms onto light blue and rust papers from the Dungarees collection. Stamp Hydrangeas leaves onto dark green paper from the Trees collection.

4. Fussy cut blossoms and leaves; ink edges.

5. Add dimension to blossoms and leaves by pressing into the back of the petals with a ball stylus tool on a foam sheet.

6. Layer the pocket onto a cream card base with foam adhesive. Stamp the sentiment from the Dungarees Greeting UM sheet onto cream with Sapphire ink and layer onto a Russet panel. Distress the edges.

7. Cut narrow strips from the same paper used for the leaves to create stems.

8. Adhere blossoms and leaves to the pocket with your favorite adhesive.

9. Squeeze a dab of "Platinum Pearl" Liquid Pearls onto the center of each blossom.

10. Create a second pocketful of posies to add to a scrapbook page as a dimensional embellishment.

This is my nephew Ben, isn't he the cutest?!  Last year his school had a visit from a local landscaper and they challenged the kids to grow some seeds at home. Ben sent an email when his flowers bloomed and he was the only child in the school that had these great results because of the care he took. The company came back to the school, presented Ben with an award, a gift basket, and he even got a photo in the local paper. Way to go, Ben!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and here's to a creative week!



  1. This is a wonderful embelishment Julie! It has so much depth with all the dimension. beautiful!

  2. I love this, plus I think I can actually do it! :) Thank you Julie.

  3. You're so good at those fussy details, Julie! :)

  4. So fun! A great way to add a feminine touch to this awesome kit.

  5. Love it, Julie! You fussy-cutter, you! And congrats to Gardener Ben!

  6. very cute!! Way to go Ben! (I think plants are difficult)

  7. Super fun way to use the pocket & flowers from last months kit! Congrats to Ben as well...what a wonderful surprise for him.

  8. Super cool card! Flowers and denim -- can't miss!! I'm in love with the Dungarees kit!!

  9. Thanks, Julie, for sharing such a wonderful project. I love the way you used Hydrangeas blossoms on this page. Congrats to Gardener Ben! I am a gardener, too, and know how difficult it is to grow plants from seeds.

    1. We were so proud of him!! Thanks Shirley. And you are right, starting flowers or any plants from seed can be very challenging. :)

  10. Beautiful card and layout Julie. I love that pocket and will be using it a lot.

  11. Congratulations to Ben. I love it when children flolow through with a project, he must be really proud of himself.

  12. Beautiful, as always, Julie, and I enjoyed the story about Ben. I need his secret to keep my plants alive. I don't have a very green thumb- unless I'm playing with green ink! I CAN fussy cut with the best of them, however. Nice job, both of you. :)

  13. The card is so cute, and Ben is just adorable!


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