I decided to give it a vintage look - well you know me!
I started by distressing a piece of 4" x 6" corrugated card, then painted what was left of the top covering with PaperArtsey Fresco Finish in Taupe, and although its not showing, I distressed this with Vintage Photo DI. Then a Gold embossing ink pad was swiped over the edges, and heat embossed with Gold powder.
My letters were die cut and stamped with the script part of one of the PaperArtsey Hot Picks HPXT02 stamps, coated in Glossy Accents, before being randomly pressed into the gold pigment ink pad and then sprinkled with gold EP, some of which was brushed off for a distressed finish, and then heat embossed.
For the inside covers I used white card, distressed with Tumbled Glass and Frayed Burlap DIs, I then inked the script with Tumbled Glass DI and stamped without an acrylic block. The small brown envelope was given the same treatment, but with Frayed Burlap.
The back cover was painted with the Taupe FF and then distressed with Vintage Photo and some random stamping, again without the acrylic block. To give the appearance of an old book, I used the jute to cover the middle edges.
PaperArtsy Hot Picks HPXT02
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish - Taupe
Snopake PolyView Photo Display Book
Small Kraft Money Pockets (all available from Shernocky Crafts)
I am entering this at:
Anything but a Card - Get Messy
Come and Get it - Masculine
Thanks for looking.