Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Customized Envelope ( Picture Tutorial)

Hello everyone! Kari from the FB Inspiration Team back with you to share how you can customize your envelope to go with your card!  This week our challenge is focusing on making your own background with stamps, and today I wanted to share with you how you can do the same for your envelope.

For this week's challenge I made THIS card, and you can read all about it over at my blog - so I will be sharing a picture tutorial on how I created the envelope to match it!

Start off with the stamp set Happy 4th, Hero Arts Shadow ink in Soft Vanilla, and a white envelope ( you can even make your own envelope if you so desire!)

Then, I die cut two pieces of Stamping Mask Paper and used the label dies from Simon Says Stamp to create some masks for my envelope.

I applied the masks to the envelope where the mailing and return addresses would be.

Then, I start stamping my firework images in Soft Vanilla Ink randomly all over the envelope, even on the back flap.  Be sure to stamp on/off around your masks as show here.

Then, once I have the images all over my envelope and I am happy with the coverage, then it is time to start adding some additional color all over the envelope. For this I am using a Ink Blending tool from Ranger, and Pale Tomato ink from Hero Arts.

I start by keeping a light hand and working in a circular motion on my scratch paper and onto the envelope.

Be sure to have light pressure but focus around the edges of the masks as this will accent your labels when you remove the masks.

Then, once you are done inking and happy with how much ink is applied, it is time to remove the masks and the big reveal!!

As you can see you have a fun pattern that matches your card, and a place to write your return and mailing address too!

I hope this had inspired you to try and give your envelopes that extra pizzazz!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!  Have a great rest of the week!!



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