To make up for lost time I've been making something a little more intricate today, it's also something new to me too...a slide mailer. I'd had the blank for a couple of months now and today I was inspired to decorate mine after reading this months 'Stampers Sampler'.
I decided to go with a vintage post theme as I had some cute tiny acrylic stamps and some rub-ons in that theme. First painted the cardboard mailer in white acrylic paint, after it had dried I glued various papers to the front and back covers and inside. I then stamped swirls onto the papers with a flourish stamp using Distress ink in 'Antique Linen'. After that I stamped various postage and Parisian themed stamps using Distress ink 'Brushed corduroy' and rub-ons to decorate the front and back.
Inside the front cover I used an Art Nouveau lady stamp from Katzelkraft and Distress ink in 'Brushed corduroy'
For the glass slides I used the same set of Art Nouveau ladies stamps as the inside cover. These were stamped onto the glass using Stazon in grey. I glued paper behind the glass using Glossy accents (it makes amazing glue!) To finish them off I used gold embossing powder to create a faux soldering effect on the edges of the glass. I decided that if I wanted to display the mailer with the cover open I would have to fix the glass slides into the backing in some way. I didn't want it to be a permanent fix so I used some tiny magnet closer attachments from Papermania. That way I'd be able to take the slides out, leave the cover open if I wished and I can also use the slides as fridge magnets too!
I enjoyed altering this mailer, something I will definitely try again in the future, maybe with some brighter colours next time :-)