Zur Taufe

Hello lovelies! Today´ s share is another pocket gift card – this time for christening. I used a cute hippo die cut die for this card – hope you like the inspiration!

It is a slimline card in size again, because I think gift pocket cards just look more festive in this size. So what do you think about the hippo? I just love it! It comes with both girly lashes or can be done for a boy theme too.

I die cut the image from light blue cardstock and inked the edges with Distress Oxide Speckled Egg tone. The teeth and the belly is die cut from white cardstock. I first colored the nails, ears and toes with a blue alcohol marker and outlined with a black one, but wanted to add more shine to them, so I applied Nuvo Drops on top in the end.

The German sentiment “Zur Taufe” is from Tonic Studios, as is the hippo, by the way. The blue paper I used on the inside and as my background paper is, I think, a digi paper designed by The Nifty Pixel. It just worked perfectly with the overall look of the card.

On top of the blue paper I added a piece of white cardstock which I added stamping onto (a Stampin´ Up! stamp) with Distress Oxide. I inked the edges in a darker blue for more contrast, but just very lightly.

On the inside I used the same papers and added a business card holder pocket with a flap for the present to be added. Here in Austria it is a tradition to gift “Philharmoniker” gold coins for christening, so they will fit nicely into the pocket. On the right side there is enough white space for a nice greeting, too.

The pocket flap mechanism is an easy fold from light blue cardstock and on the business card sleeve there is a strip of double sided clear adhesive. After adding the coins it can easily be closed and the coins will not fall out even if you tilt the card.

I hope I could inspire you a little with this gift pocket card! See you again next week with more crafty shares! Have a great weekend,
xxx, Sanna

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