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Monday, 16 March 2015

Spring Bird Crocus - Altered Slide Mailer By Florence

Hi everyone

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend.

Today I would like to share with you a slide mailer that I decorated using the new beautiful Spring Bird Crocus Rubber Stamp Set.  The multi buy option for the 3 new sets can be seen here.  These stamps are stunning.

I had so much fun with this project.  I hope you like it.

All images have been stamped using Archival Ink and colored using water color crayons.
The panels have all been made in the same way.  The images have been stamped and masked.  The panels where then dipped and swished into some diluted Distress Ink.  Dilute the ink by patting the ink pad onto an acrylic block and then spritz it with water.

The Front Cover

Base coat the slider with one coat of Gesso and two coats of purple paint.
Stamp the images for the front cover, the inside front cover and the back cover onto white card stock, color the images and trim to size.
 Attach the stamped pieces to the front and the inside cover of the mailer using PVA glue.

Inside the Mailer

Using old book pages or pretty papers, cut out two panels and attach them to the slider with PVA glue as seen on the right hand side of the photo above.
Stamp two Crocuses (I used a stamp from the Elegant Crocus set) or stamp and cut out two Crocuses from the larger stamp image shown below.  Color the two Crocuses and keep them at the side for the moment.

Tear some thin strips from a book page or pretty papers and attach these, using glue, to all of the edges as per the photos.
Attach the stamped image to the back cover using foam pads.  Place the foam pads on the underside of the panel at the top and at the bottom leaving a space in the middle to place the ribbon.

The Back Cover

Apply some gold wax or paint to all of the edges of the slider including the painted area as shown below.

Finally, attach the two Crocuses using silicon or foam pads to raise the heads of the flowers slightly.

That's it from me today.  
Thank you for looking.
Have a great week.

Florence x


  1. Wow, how beautiful. You went through a lot of work and I was surprised to see how well decorated the inside and backside was done. I like the newsprint. Anything with newsprint rocks my world.

  2. This cards are so colorful.. and beautiful and nice how you use the newsprint. Greetings Janny

  3. This is beautiful and it shows off the stamps brilliantly. I really like the vibrant colours you have used for this project
    Jackie x

  4. Lovely, the crocuses look quite real :) - you're very good at colouring.

  5. The gilded kraft coloured book pages provide a perfect foil for the vibrant yellow & purple crocuses, as indeed does your aqua blue 'secondary' background for some of the panels. Terrific matching of the ribbon colours. It's your vibrant realistic colouring that really draws my eye & I particularly like your framing of the two cut out crocuses.
    Paula (PEP)

  6. Hi Florance, what a gorgeous make, beautiful image and fabulously coloured, this is an amazing design, hugs Kate x

  7. To me it is amazing and beautiful . Some of my favorite colors too.

  8. Thank you so much everyone. Great to have your company.
    Take care, Flo x

  9. All sides of the mailer have so much fresh colours; real starts of spring; beautiful!

  10. This is beautiful Florence, and I love the fresh and bright colours against the brown of the book pages and such lovely colouring too. A very clever make!. x


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