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.
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.