Friday, June 29, 2012
Marie Antoinette Coin Envelope Tag Book
This past month I have had a number of swap opportunities come my way that I haven't been able to pass up. I love it when I find swaps that challenge me to do something I haven't done before, and this was one of those. This little book was created for a swap in my Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group. The challenge was to create a little book using coin envelopes as the inside, and to create tags for each envelope.
I found some fabulous little pink envelopes at Paper Source. I sent them through the cuttlebug embosser and scraped my ink pad across the raised portions. I glimmer misted them for a little added pizzaz. The envelopes are then glued together to create the inside of the book. The cover of the book is created by using your envelope inside to decide on the size and wrapping them with scored chipboard. The chipboard is then covered with papers and decorated.
My outside is decorated with a vintage french perfume label and a Marie image. My new fave embellishment is festooning, so I added a row of pink. A few flowers and a dove complete the look. Their are 10 tags inside, which I created on top of a business card that was from Paper Source and was designed to go inside the envelope. I added a tab and images of Marie and my book was done!
I loved this little challenge, and I can't wait to make more books. This one is already in the hands of Jody Jara, and I am looking forward to seeing what she creates!
Happy Pink Saturday to my pink blogging girlfriends!