This is a little gift wallet, which could be used to insert a gift token or some money as a present.
Here's one side...
And the other side, where you can insert the token, voucher or plain old cash!
I started by clear embossing some of the Journalling Words II onto a jumbo tag, and then inked with lots of Distress Inks to create a leathery depth of colour. I did some watery spritzing and flicking to add extra texture to the background.
I folded the bottom of the tag to create a pocket, and cut it using the Brackets On the Edge die for a fancier look.
I added some stamping using Katy Fox's Carte Postale set, and also created a couple of bits of postal ephemera using the same set, which I clipped on using an Idea-ology hinge clip.
The inside is lined with paper from one of the Tim Holtz paper stashes - forgive me, I've forgotten which now, and I'm not at home to check. I'm sure one of you will be able to identify it!
And I created two internal tags on which you could write a greeting or clip the token/money to.
The first is simply stamped with the Carte Postale stamps, inked and distressed for an aged look.
The second got the same inky treatment as the outside of the wallet, and then I stamped the fabulous rulers from the Tim Holtz Artful Tools set using Distress Paint.
A couple of Idea-ology mini-clips are there to help out with adding the money/token.
And, of course, no tag (even a gift wallet) would be complete without its topping.
So there's some Distress Stain dyed seam binding to tone in with the tag colours, and tied with twine.
Back in the present day now - thanks so much for stopping by. I'll take the chance to remind you about the February challenge over at The Artistic Stamper... all you have to do is Use Distress - so shouldn't be too much of a challenge for most of you!!
If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself.
Charles M. Schulz (creator of Peanuts, the greatest cartoon strip ever)
Stampers Anonymous stamps: Artful Tools
Distress Inks: Vintage Photo, Tea-Dye, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain
Distress Stains: Vintage Photo, Antique Linen
Tim Holtz Paper Stash - Lost and Found? Crowded Attic? ... you tell me!
Idea-ology - Hinge Clips, Mini Paper Clips