Hello crafty friends. Unusually today I don’t have a card to share with you, instead I’ve made a gift wallet that one of my sons will be receiving with a nice surprise inside. It’s really easy to make and I was prompted to think of it by the current challenge at Just Add Ink. I used the colours from the inspiration photo at Time Out
I started with an A4 piece of white paper – a fairly thick one works best. I folded in a narrow border on each of the longest sides and then folded in the two top corners to the centre to form a point.
I then folded up the bottom part of the paper to form the wallet. At this point I didn’t stick anything together as I wanted to decorate the different sections first.
I used the ‘pine forest’ mask from Claritystamp and positioned it to sit along the bottom edge of the front of the wallet. I then sponged ‘festive berries’ Distress Oxide through it, adding a little ‘hickory smoke’ to give the effect of shading.
I sprinkled WOW’s ultra high gold metallic gold powder across the front and heat embossed it.
I then die cut gold letters using Julie Hickey’s new ‘sweet pea’ alphabet dies and glued them onto the front.
I had also added the same image to the back of the wallet, but left the flap blank so that I could write my greeting onto it.
Here’s another pic at an angle, showing the gold embossing on the wallet. It’s the perfect size for a voucher or money (the folding sort!) and works just as well with a piece of patterned paper.