Thursday, January 14, 2016

Happy Mail Envelopes for Two Paper Divas

My design team project for Two Paper Divas this week, involved one of those "aha" moments.  The new stamp set "Sunshine and Smiles" was just released this month, and looking at that sentiment, I thought it sure would be perfect for happy mail envelopes.  Decorating envelopes and packages with "happy mail" stamps and decorative images is super hot right now.  Take a peek at my trio below and I'll share a few tips on how these were made.....




I started by stamping the sentiment in two parts, using washi tape to mask the parts of the stamp that I wanted to hide. 



I used the same masking technique for the flowers, adding a strip of washi tape along the edge of one side of a stamped flower image, then partially stamping another flower.  Super easy.  Next, I started coloring with Tombow markers.



Here's a close-up, each one is different.  I used a white gel pen to add circles, polka dots and to enhance my colored flowers.




I used the same masking technique for stamping the leaves as well.





This is a great idea to dress up an envelope if you're mailing a letter or card to a pen pal.


Visit the Two Paper Divas Blog and take a look at some of the projects featured today, then check back each day for more project inspiration by the design team.  





Shop Two Paper Divas for a wide selection of clear stamps, digital stamps and accessories.


Supplies Used:
Memento London Fog Archival Ink
Ranger Black Archival Ink
Tombow Dual Brush pens
White Gelly Roll pen



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