Today I wanted to share my "Man" slide mailer.
In it I used two of my favorite guy stamps in my collection... The first image ~ (front of the mailer) is from River City Rubber Works ~ Enos Game Board Collage and the second image (inside) is from Oxford Impressions - Family Album. This image as are most of Oxford Impressions stamps are "photo realistic" stamps. These are highly detailed stamps and I have had the best success by using Archival Inks stamped onto Glossy Cardstock. You can stamp on plain cardstock but you just don't get the same level of detail as you do when stamped on the glossy cardstock.
Weathered Wood Distress Ink Re-Inker - Ranger
Mini Mister - Ranger
Adirondack Alcohol Inks - Ranger
Embossing Ink - Ranger
Black Embossing Powder - Ranger
Archival Ink - Ranger
Distress Inks - Ranger
Glossy Cardstock - Ranger
Krylon Metallic Paint Pen
Misc. Embellishments (domino, charms, buttons, etc.)
Computer Generated Text
1. Add a couple drops of Weathered Wood Distress Ink to the Mini Mister and fill it the rest of the way with water. Shake to mix well.
2. Spray both the inside and outside of the slide mailer with the ink. Let dry completely.
3. Once dry, stamp the man image on the front with clear embossing ink, sprinkle with embossing powder. Shake off excess and heat to melt powders.
4. Stamp boy image in glossy cardstock using Archival Ink.
5. Color the boy image using Distress Inks and the Niji Waterbrush. Let dry.
6. Trim image and insert and glue into the area where the glass slide would normally be housed.
7. Print saying on vellum, trim and adhere to the inside left portion of the slide mailer. Affix "Man" & "Boy" letters in the appropriate spaces.
8. Add additional distress inks and Krylon Metallic Paint Pen details as desired.
9 Embellish the front and inside with "lumpy" goodies...buttons, game pieces, charms, tokens, etc. I used Alcohol Inks to color some of the embellishments since they didn't originally match the color scheme I was going for.
10. Wrap ribbon around the spine and add charms.