Envelope Art

170307_Stampendous_EnvelopeArtI love to decorate the envelopes that go with my handmade cards!! Sometimes I design the envelopes to match the card and other times I just add a cute little image for the card receiver to enjoy. I just thought this little ‘just for you’ sign was so cute!!

When I create a card, I always make an envelope and generally decorate the envelope while I have all my card supplies out and ready to use.

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Christmas Pines Card

Christmas Pines CardTo create this card I watercolored a border around the card edges with Distress Inks. Using the same colors of Distress Inks (Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, and Forest Moss), I stamped the pine branches on top of the border.

 

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Christmas Card Wreath

Stampendous Christmas WreathTo create this beautiful wreath, I first colored on the rubber stamp with Distress Markers. Once I achieved the saturation of color I desired, I used Distress Ink to watercolor the holly leaves/berries and pinecones. I heat embossed the sentiment in gold embossing powder. Finally Heidi Swapp Color Shine in gold was splattered over the entire card front.

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Christmas Gift Card Holders

Christmas Gift Card HoldersWith the holidays rapidly approaching, I’ve manged to make several gift card holders. These are fun and easy to make. I used a wonderful die to cut out the gift cards. All of the gift cards were either watercolored and/or sponge blended with Distress Inks or Markers.161120_giftcardholders_1 Glitter and the Wink of Stella Glitter pen add that special shimmer and shine!

 

 

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Stained Glass Window

Hero Arts Stained Glass Window stamp watercolored with Distress InksAfter Christmas last year, I was able to purchase this beautiful stained glass rubber stamp on clearance. I was so delighted to make a Christmas card with it for this year. I used Distress Inks to watercolor the stamped image. I also added iridescent medium to my inks to create a lovely shimmer effect. It almost looks like light is being reflected through the window.

I also made an envelope to put the card in. I tore some freezer paper to create the sloped effect and taped it down to my work surface with painter’s tape. Then I used Distress Inks to sponge the color onto the envelope. Finally I stamped and embossed the image. I really like the way it turned out.

Stampendous Christmas Nativity stamp ink blended with Distress InksSupplies: