Blender Pen Coloring & Mail Art Lettering – June 2019 Card Kit

Hi all! Kristina here. Today I’m playing with the June 2019 Card Kit and the Leafy Frames stamp set. I thought it would be fun to do an envelope as well!

I started out with the card by cutting one sheet of the patterned paper in the kit (from Carta Bella’s Botanical Garden 6×6 pad) and adhering it to a card base. I then stamped the “just because” greeting in Simon’s Intense Black ink on Ivory cardstock (also included in the kit).

Blender Pen Coloring & Mail Art Lettering - June 2019 Card Kit

To create a lacy border, I stamped the leafy border from the stamp set on on vellum and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. The vellum wasn’t quite as opaque as I needed, so I applied adhesive to the back of the border pieces using the Xyron Sticker Maker and pressed it onto another piece of vellum. The two layer of vellum was perfect!

I trimmed out the borders using scissors and adhered them to the back of the greeting piece and then adhered the greeting to the card front.

To create flowers similar to the patterned paper, I stamped images from the stamp set on the Ivory cardstock in Antique Linen Distress Ink and colored them using a blender pen and various shades of Distress Ink (see supply list below). I used the N00 Tombow marker which can be found in all the Tombow sets, however I’ve also used the Dove Blender Pen in past as well.

I adhered the flowers and leaves to the front of the card and then moved onto the envelope.

NOTE: Dawn’s address is used with permission. Thanks, Dawn!

For the envelope, I used one of the envelopes from the card kit–the Metallic Black envelope. I stamped and white heat embossed the large rectangular leafy frame and then lettered Dawn’s name and address using a brush and white gouache (you can also use a white gel pen).

Thanks for stopping by today! You can pick up the June 2019 Card Kit HERE, or you can subscribe to receive this card kit and future kits HERE.

Supplies

Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of The…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps LEAFY FRAMES…
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Carta Bella BOTANICAL GARDEN 6 x 6…
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Simon Says Stamp Envelopes METALLIC…
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Tim Holtz Tonic MAXI GUILLOTINE…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
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Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
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Tombow XTREME Permanent Adhesive Tape…
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Tombow REFILL Xtreme Permanent…
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool…
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MISTI Neodymium BAR MAGNET 007070
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp VELLUM SSSVEL12
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EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator…
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD…
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Brutus Monroe ALABASTER Ultra Fine…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
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Xyron STICKER MAKER XRN150
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EK Success HONEY BEE Non-Stick…
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Darice ADHESIVE FOAM 33 Double Sided…
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Dove Blending BLENDER Pen Marker…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad OLD…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad MOWED…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Winsor Newton PERMANENT WHITE 14ml…
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White Gelly Roll Pen (alternate to…
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Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat…
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  1. Wow! This is so stunning! I love the look of the lacy vellum over the beautiful printed paper. So lovely!

  2. Lovely card and great video to see how to create floral embellishments to match the kit’s patterned paper. The envelope art is a happy bonus! tfs

  3. Your card is gorgeous Kristina! You have the most amazing handwriting, just so beautiful. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  4. I just noticed my Tombow blending pen yesterday. I can’t even remember using it, but now I want to try coloring like you did here–gorgeous!

  5. What a beautiful card/envelope set and a beautiful kit! I love how the vellum looks on the card but also how you brought that into play on the envelope. Very nicely done Kristina!

  6. Love the paper you started with. With your awesome coloring and writing it all goes together beautifully! TFS!

  7. These cards are so beautiful! I would love to get this in the mail – especially with that envelope!

  8. Lovely! And so elegant! I am so impressed with the look of the black background for the envelope. Who wouldn’t be pleased to receive such beautiful gift!

  9. Wow! Beautiful card and matching envelope! I love how the vellum looks against the floral background! Stunning!

  10. Both the card and the envelope are so gorgeous. I found two great tips here. Stamping and coloring a floral element that is similar to the patterned paper and using it as an embellishment and using the Tombow blender pen for coloring with watercolors, using less moisture on a card stock surface. Thank you!

  11. Awesome set Kristina, thanks for the great tip to use the Tombow blender pen. I wil give that a try, that’s for sure.
    Also thank you for showing the video tutorial. Have a great week!

  12. What a beautiful card! I am so excited about this kit. Can’t wait for mine to come!!!!! I was also to see that the card was sent to Belton, MO. My oldest daughter works in Belton and I am very familiar with it.

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