Hello everyone and welcome to our blog! It's Astrid here with my second project for January.
Today I am showing you a very different project from my usual style, but I was in a fun mood and wanted to create something bright and cheerful, so I decided to create an altered envelope. And, just for some fun, - see how the address label is empty? Well if you would like your name to appear on that and receive this envie in the post, leave a comment here before January 31 and I will get my hubby to pull a name out of the hat so to speak, and that person will receive it in the post. Oh and just for those of you who are not familiar with this type of mail art, the envie is glued shut but there is nothing inside, it's the envelope itself that is the "art" lol.
Right, now for the list of stamps and products I used:
Postage No 1
Calligraphic mat 12
Journaling Words 3
Swirls, Splats and Dots
Kat's Creations Bunting
Birds of a Feather
Dylusions Sprays in Bubblegum Pink, Vibrant Turquoise and Lemon Zest
Archival Ink in Jet Black
I also used a white and black journaling pen from my stash, some washi tape and an ordinary office size envelope.
So, this is how I went about creating my envelope:
First I glued the envelope shut and then I sprayed the Dylusions inks in my chosen colours randomly all over the back and front and then added some water from a mini mister to blend the colours more. I added two further layers of ink and dabbed off the excess with a roll of paper towel. When I was happy with the result I left it to dry.
While it was drying I stamped the bunting, envelopes and sentiments onto white card. I cut them out and then glued them onto the front as shown.
To finish this side off I added some doodling with a black and a white pen. I also stamped the crown straight onto the envelope.
The back was created in a similar way:
I stamped the script stamp on some white card and then cut out a heart free hand. I then stamped the wings from the Crowning Glory set, cut them out and glued them on either side of the heart.
The other stamps were stamped straight onto the envelope and the whole thing was finished with a little more doodling and some washi tape.
Well, that's it, hope you enjoyed this little project, it was fun to create and don't forget, if you want to be in with a chance to receive this envie in the mail, all you need to do is leave a comment here.
Until next time and happy stamping!!