Thankful Leaves Envelope Art

Hello Everyone! It’s a chilly day here in northern New England, making it feel a bit more like fall, making today’s project is a perfect prelude of the crisp days to come …

I love the brand new Thankful stamp set from Ellen Hutson… I hadn’t gotten to play with it yet, so I thought I would use it to create an artistic-style, watercolored envelope!

I started off by using my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch board to make an A2 sized envelope from watercolor paper. I then took some Staz On ink and stamped all of the images from the Thankful Leaves stamp set around the edges on the front of the envelope.

 

Thankful Leaves Envelope Art_1

 

Using some Tim Holtz distress ink (Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Fired Brick, Picked Raspberry, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves), I loosely watercolored the images and then let everything air dry.

Once dry, I took some Fossilized Amber and an ink blending tool, and inked the edges of the envelope. Finally, I took some Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber and Tea Dye distress inks and  flicked on some ink splatters to give a more organic look to the paper.

 

Thankful Leaves Envelope Art_3

And that completes my envelope art for today…  I hope you’ve enjoyed, and thanks so much for stopping by! See you again soon!  :)

 

Products

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I’ve submitted this card into the DJ Kard Kreations NBUS challenge #5, the Simon Says Stamp Stamp and Punch/Die Cut Monday challenge, and the Simon Says Stamp Use a Stamp and Blog Hop Wednesday challenge.

 

By | 2015-09-13T08:01:54+00:00 September 12th, 2015|Autumn/Fall, Cardmaking, Envelope Art, Seasons|9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. djkardkreations October 14, 2015 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    This is so lovely, Nina-Maria! I never think to do my envelopes as their own works of art!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #5 ~ remember that far back?! I’m sorry that my nursing duties have delayed my thank you! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

  2. chriss58 September 17, 2015 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    Beautiful and vibrant Fall colours! What a delight for the recipient!

  3. Yuki September 17, 2015 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    Wow! This envelope is gorgeous! I’m sure even the postman would love delivering such a pretty Mail :)

  4. Daniela Dobson September 17, 2015 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    Wow, this is beautiful!

  5. Mendi Yoshikawa September 14, 2015 at 2:28 am - Reply

    So pretty! I almost would hate to see it go through the mail, but I’m sure it would completely brighten anyone’s day. :)

  6. quilterlin September 13, 2015 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    Beautiful envelope, Nina-Marie, and I so agree with Laura Jane’s comment about the postman enjoying it too! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  7. michellezerull September 13, 2015 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    Such a pretty envelope! Thank you for sharing your work with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

  8. Laura Jane September 13, 2015 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    Just had to come back with a thought…Don’t you think the Post-carrier is as tickled to deliver such a beautiful envelope as the recipient is to get it? I LOVE mail art!!

  9. Laura Jane September 13, 2015 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    LOVE the colors on your envelope!! Beautiful stamping and coloring:)

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