Friday, February 3, 2017

Glassine Bag Envelope

Today’s project (for the CropStop blog) is a Glassine Bag that I decorated to use as a fancy envelope for my card.  Since the envelope features so many embellishments, I kept the card inside very simple.
 Here’s the recipe for making this pretty Valentine Set: I started with a Glassine Bag and covered the front in a page from an old dictionary. Across the top I layered some brown lace from my stash, dark coral colored lace from the Petaloo set called Paprika, a length of natural colored twine tied in a bow, and one small button.
 To decorate the bottom of my bag I used the Journal Cards embossing folder from Couture Creations and inked it up with Abandoned Coral & Ground Espresso Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I cut it out and layered it on a piece of coral cardstock, using a corner round punch on both pieces. I distressed the edges with a pair a scissors (see tip below).
 To the right I added a hand cut heart embossed with the Victoria embossing folder from Cuttlebug, a die cut sentiment from Momento, and another beautiful Petaloo bloom! A tiny strip of burlap (like the kind found in my Red Sampler Pack) is decorated with a strip of pretty white pearls and adds the perfect touch to the front of my bag envelope.
 For the CAS card I crimped the kraft panel with my Fiskars crimper and added an embossed doily (Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix), white heart doily and die cut sentiment also from Sizzix.
 Two tips for you today: 1. Use a q-tip to coloring the tiny areas of alternate color on an embossing folder like this. 2. To created a distressed edge on your project: Open your scissors and scrape them along the side of your cardstock.
This post linked to:
(Days of Yore - vintage/shabby chic/distressed)
(Hearts and Flowers)


Karen Letchworth said...

What a fabulous set, Esther! Thanks so much for sharing in our new Heart Challenge. If you create and post any more heart projects, I hope you will link them with us. We love seeing your sweet projects.
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Judy Woodland said...

Well how fun!!! I love that you used the glassine envelope, and I also love the colors you chose. Non-traditional for a Valentine card. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at Mod Squad.
Judy - Challenge Host

Conniecrafter said...

Love how you decorated that envelope, Beautifully done, great layering of the trims and that burlap with the pearls is just the best. Great tip for the inking with the q tip.

Greta said...

That is an incredible envelope & beautiful card! Wonderful color combo!

laurie said...

Beautiful projects! They are both gorgeous!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Beautiful card! Love the little tricks of the trade you shared. I like distressing edges of paper too, love that shabby look to it. Great job with the nontraditional colors too! Hugs today :)

Katy said...

Your bag is awesome! Your card is very pretty-I love the embossed doiley around the heart. :) Thank you so much for joining us at Creative with Stamps! :)

Chana Malkah said...

Beautiful and clever design! Thanks for sharing with us at Shopping Our Stash!
Chana, DT

Donna said...

Gorgeous card and envelope!
Another lovely project! Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew this week for our "Days of Yore" challenge!!

Lilian said...

That's a beautiful set! Love the card with the embossed and heart doilies!
Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
The Leaf Studio

Judy Rozema said...

Oh I really like this!! Such a great design! Thank you for sharing it in our Hearts Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Maria Valente said...

Gorgeous projects! Thank you for joining us at CWS Challenge this month. Hope to see you again!
Hugs, Mary (DT member)

Gwendolyn said...

Wow such a creative and beautiful set of card and envelope, simply amazing! Thanks for sharing it with us at Creative with Stamps and we hope to see more of your beautiful creations ! Hugs Gwendolyn