I started with three of the medium glassine bags I sell in the boutique and brushed them lightly with gesso and then randomly stamped them with some vintage style stamps.
I used Tim Holtz's Fabulous Flourish stamped in black archival and also the text stamp from his Stuff to Say set also stamped in black archival. For the one on the left, I used Wendy Vecchi's script background from Live and Make Art stamped in Coffee archival, then hit them briefly with my heat gun to make sure the ink was good and dry.
For my first packet, I cut two Tattered Florals die cuts from the Maja Design Sofiero collection (love that yummy chintz style pink pattern) and then topped it off with a round bronze filigree that I altered by applying Weathered White embossing powder.
I topped it off with a rhinestone style button and a tiny tag cut from the Sofiero paper. The sentiment stamping was done with the text stamp from Stuff to Say.
For my middle packet, I cut a piece of vintage net (that was given to me by a friend) and frayed the ends with my fingernail, then bunched up the top and tied a piece of shabby seam binding around it in in a bow.
Then I cut a burlap square and added a floral Venise lace applique that I had previously dyed with coffee, then topped it off with a tiny Venise tri-bud applique.
I already had the little heart cut out and kicking around my desk, having made it for a prior project. It was stamped on manila CS with the background stamp from Wendy Vecchi's Heirloom Art set in Coffee archival. I added a sentiment using Tim's Chit Chat stickers and some sticky back pearls from Melissa Frances.
My third packet simply started with a round doily that I sponged with Vintage Photo DI. I added a crinoline flower that I die cut with the Tattered Florals die - 3 layers of the largest flower and 2 layers of the next largest flower. I dunked it in coffee (I keep a small container of boiled down coffee in my 'fridge to use for dying laces and crinoline). The button is from Tim Holtz. I cut the burlap heart free form and added a Melissa Frances resin heart and a Chit Chat sentiment sticker.
I used library cards to insert inside each to write a message or stamp a sentiment on, cutting the tops of each with the Torn Notebook On the Edge die for the two on the left/middle and the Postage Stamp die for the one on the right.
Then of course I had to grunge them up a bit with Vintage Photo DI and some random stamping with the same sets I used on the envelope, this time stamped in Vintage Photo.
That wraps it up for my StepXStep project for this week. I hope you like them. Thanks so much for dropping by today!
These products used to create this project can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique: