Make this fun & simple graduation pocket card perfect for gifting to your loved ones!

Simple Graduation Pocket Card

Hi crafty friends! Today is the Catherine Pooler Release of her Eau De Perfection collection! From this collection, I have the Open Doors Bundle, which is a perfect stamp & die set for the upcoming graduation & wedding season. I can't wait for the warmer weather - how about you?! I get a lot of requests for ideas for masculine cards. I tried with this card to keep it more neutral/masculine with a black and white theme that lends itself to that aesthetic. You can find a full process video below showing how I made this fun card! 


First, I decided to use the Lots of Locks Background Stamp on some black paper using some VersaMark. I wanted to get a black-on-black effect, so I used some sparkling black embossing powder here. 

Embossing powder background


This really made my background shine! I then used our Card Sentiment Dies to cut out the liner for the front of my card. I put this on some white cardstock to go with the black and white feel. I knew I wanted to use one of the NEW Metallic Inks from Catherine Pooler, and since I was trying to go for more of a masculine feel, I chose Platinum. I ink blended the Platinum onto some white cardstock, this is a slow drying ink, almost more similar to a paint than an ink in my opinion. 


Open Doors Bundle from Catherine Pooler

From there, I die cut out the ring that holds it all in place, and the key. I really love the Open Doors Bundle! You can mix and match all the pieces and make some really neat paper key chains! But the key die cut with the Platinum Ink looks pretty realistic to me! 

Open Doors Bundle

I knew for the inside I wanted to incorporate a Gift Card Holder and pocket, the black and white patterned paper from the Spring Gingham Paper Pack worked perfectly for the inside! First, I cut out a piece with our A2 Liner Die, and then I used the Dots & Scallops Die cut from Catherine Pooler to cut out another liner to create a border with the patterned paper. I used the leftover black & white Gingham paper to cut out a simple sleeve or pocket for the left side of my card that I knew I could place my Gift Card Holder into! 

Inside of card

For the pocket, I used a thin strong adhesive and taped down just the left sides of the paper and the bottom half. I then decided to cut out a Gift Card Holder in black cardstock, to add to the black and white feel. I used Catherine Pooler's Count to Ten Dies to add the dollar amount on the middle of the Gift Card Holder, and Platinum to add my sentiment "a bright future awaits" from our Graduation & Retirement Stamp Set. The stamp with the Platinum ink is something you may want to spray with the Fixative just to make sure it sets! 


Gift Card Holder Die by Emily Moore Designs


Emily Moore Designs Pocket Card
I hope you all loved this card! I felt this would be perfect for a boy either graduating, moving or any new big step! Make sure to check out the New Open Doors Bundle from Catherine Pooler today! 
With Heart,
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