Where has the time gone? It's been almost three weeks since my last post. Yikes! In my defense, I got my first ever stamp order from Papertrey Ink, and for me, new stamps equals 0 creations because I spend all my time touching and ooohing and fondling and aaahing and rearranging all my other stamp sets and very little time actually stamping.
I painted a slide mailer gold and layered my Asian papers, added a few punched flowers, a charm and some gold embossing powder. The spine is covered in red velvet ribbon (which you handily can't see) and accented with a takeout chopstick from a local eatery. I simply cut it down to size with my husband's bolt cutters and then sanded the end until I was happy. Distress ink aged it nicely and I wrapped it in some gold cord. I had a rough time getting it to stick to the spine so I ended up having to use hot glue.
Inside are some more papers that I accented with Asian labels, a crackle stamp, clear embossing powder, more distress ink and some plastic slides. The labels were glossy and didn't really take the distressing ink that way I would have liked. I should have distressed first and then embossed.
I'm unsuprisingly incapable of not adding black to red, so I snuck in some black fibers and ivory beads with my gold and red tassels.