Tuesday, April 2, 2013



  If you follow me you know that my daughter is getting married this summer.  Well, her future mother-in-law is hosting a shower for her in New York.  That is a 6 hour drive for us in Ohio.  I decided to buy my future son-in-law his luggage since my daughter got hers from her brother at the shower that we hosted last month.  I don't have room in my car to carry the huge luggage with me and they certainly won't have the space to bring everything back home with them.  So I decided to make some luggage out of grunge paper since it takes on a leathery look.  I painted them with the new distress paints and I hinged them together with Tim Holtz's mini and long fasteners.  I cut the leather strap from Tim's die cut Hardware Findings.  I used Black Soot  and Walnut Stain distress paint.  I put a note in the package explaining that her fiance is going to have to pack lightly for the honeymoon since they are so small. Ha! 
    I made this tag to add to the package using Broken China, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed and Black Soot distress paints for the background.  I then used black distress ink to edge the tag.  I used archival black ink to stamp the hearts and "love" stamps and immediately dusted Broken China Perfect Pearls over it.  After dusting the Pearls off I re-stamped it with archival ink.  Depending on your angle you get two different looks.  I used distress stains and paints to color the crinkle ribbon. Loved experimenting with the new distress paints!

1 comment:

  1. Nancy, I love your tag but I have to admit I absolutely love-love your grunge paper luggage! It's just awesome!