Wednesday, 24 July 2013

A token gesture...

Hello all, it's Alison (butterfly) here, to share 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:

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.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  You've still got time to play along with our Ladies Day challenge and be in with a chance at the prize draw.  Hope to see you there!

Ingredients:
Artistic Stamper stamps: Katy Fox's Carte PostaleJournalling Words II
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?
Idea-ology - Hinge Clips, Mini Paper Clips

33 comments:

Francesca said...

Your wallett looks great alison. xxx

Bonnie Irvine said...

Alison, this is gorgeous. I love those gorgeous stamps. They look amazing on this wallet. The background does look like leather...great texture and depth. The ephemera is a clever addition. Love how it is stashed in the pretty pocket.

Terry said...

Love your tag gift wallet and what a great idea! Another wonderful creation, Alison! Hugs!

isisimaginings.com said...

Lovely idea & it looks great.

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous gift tag make Alison.
hugs {brenda} x0x

inkypinkycraft said...

This is a great gift tag, love these browns ,they are scrummy! Hugs trace x

chrissies said...

Fantastic ideas for this gift tag. Love the tie arrangement-so inspirational.

Love Chrissie xx

Sid said...

Lovely tag, so much detail !!

Buttons said...

Great idea for a quick and incredibly effective gift tag. Love the added elements including that fantastic postcard too. Hugs, Jenny x

Anita Abercrombie said...

Gorgeous! What a lovely way to give money/vouchers as a gift.

Lovely work as always

Anita x

Astrid Maclean said...

Great make Alison, the white embossing and sepia colouring looks fab! Great project with some of my favourite stamps! :o)

Deborah said...

I love the kraft look of this wallet - look so good with just the black and white.

May said...

Fabulous gift wallet Alison... Love how you used the kraft card with white embossing...Beautiful work... Hugs May x x x

die amelie said...

A fabulous aged look indeed, Alison! Your wallet is so adorable!

Hugs,
Claudia x

Nan G said...

This would be a great gift for anyone guy or gal. Love the ruler stamping. The paint stamping turned out so neat! Really must do more of that. Hugs

Mary Elizabeth said...

This is amazing. Love this vintage tag wallet Alison. As usual, it's the details that make your projects so incredible. Love the little NOTE clipped to the front and the bow at the top. The clear embossing is perfect here. Love it! -- Mary Elizabeth

Bloomamidthorns said...

Great wallet/tag. I can't wait to try my own version!

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous!!! xxx

cathylynn said...

Fabulous tag! Great stamps and colors too!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Redanne said...

Alison, your tag/wallet is fabulous, loving the brown tones... Hugs, Anne x

toni said...

Love your gift tag! Love those word stamps, must look again at those ! Your attention to detail is really fabulous, great work Alison x

Paper Profusion said...

Beautiful leathery and vintage effects Alison. Nicola x

Dorthe said...

Looks fantastic, and the gift tag idea is wonderful,- I love the ruler paper from T.H. and the way of using the mini clips to add the gift!!-they are both gorgeous little gifts in themselves , Alison!!
xo,Dorthe

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is such a lovely vintage looking wallet, Alison. I am so in love with the Carte Postale stamp and you have used it to perfection: I think I might have to add that to my stash soon! A lovely make. Julie Ann x

Dianne said...

What a glorious brown vintage creation, its just gorgeous,thanks for sharing..

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Alison! Your work is always so lovely,

Lucy x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Definitely a wonderful way to present a gift card/token.
Love the colour palette.
Wishes
Lynne

froebelsternchen Susi said...

GLORIOUS Alison.. this look just GORGEOUS! completely on my taste of art!

Sandy said...

How does a butterfly learn such tricks!!
Sandy

pearshapedcrafting said...

Beautiful! Such a great idea and a fantastic way of combining the stamps! You do have such a special way of creating art! Chrisx

Artyjen said...

Be great to receive a gift token wrapped up like that! :)
xoxo Sioux

Tracy said...

Beautiful work Alison!!!!
Xxx

Kezzy said...

Wow gorgeous, amazing work as always :-) hugs kezzy xxx