Monday, August 3, 2015

How to create a Planner Pocket Page using product packaging and Sin City Stamps

Chris here and today I am sharing this calendar insert I created to hold some of my stickers and embellishments for my Create 365 planner (which I am using as my daily inspiration and make me smile planner:D ).  This is what it looks like in my planner.

To create this project I used:

Sin City Stamps: Fairies and Blossoms 1, Fairies and Blossom 2
ColourArte : Twinkling H2Os- Mediterranean Blue, Orange Peel, Lemon Grass, Meridian Blue, Playful peony, Mandarine Citrine
Kraft Paper
Ink-Memento, Ranger Archival
Galaxy Marker- American Crafts
Copic Markers- V01, V06, B21, Y15, R22, YG63, YR04, R27, Y11
Spectrum Noir Markers - IB1
package insert from Create 365 Calender sticky pads

 I started with the package insert and cut a piece of Kraft paper to use as my pocket.

 I then covered each piece with Gesso. When they were dry I flipped the package insert over and covered the back side with Gesso.  As you can see below my gesso stuck a bit to my surface but I left the rough look for some extra texture.

I then stamped my Fairies and Blossoms 1 & 2 images onto the envelope portion of my project.  I love these huge fairy flowers. I did use my galaxy marker to color in any portions of stamps that did stamp evenly on my rough surface.

I then used the backing from my cushion stamp to mask of the Blossom and used my Twinkling H2Os to color the background. The diagonal line is my planned cutting line for my envelope. 

 I then used my Copics and Spectrum Noir pens to color in my images and then trimmed my envelope.

 I then started on the background and started adding splatters and a color wash of Twinkling H20s

When I was satisfied with my background I stamped some more Fairies and Blossoms images and colored my images with my Copics. 

I then attached my envelop top with 2 sided tape and viola! I have a custom made inspirational pocket folder for my Planner!

 Hope you enjoyed this post!  Stayed tuned to my next post on August 17 to see the B side of my pocket page!