Hi all! Kristina here! I’m excited to share with you a new monthly feature here at the Simon blog: Monthly Mail Art. On the first Thursday of every month I will be showing how I create a custom mail art envelope. This month I’ll be sending an envelope (with a card inside, of course) to Kelly Marie of Lawn Fawn. :)
Most envelopes are not made out of paper or cardstock that can handle lots of stamping and watercoloring, so I first created my own envelope out of Strathmore Bristol paper with the aid of the We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board. This punch board does envelopes, bows, and boxes. For this envelope, I followed the instructions for an A2 envelope.
I used Concord & 9th’s Perfectly Penned stamp set to add Kelly Marie’s name on the envelope and wrote the Lawn Fawn business address below.
Before the last step of applying some Distress Micro Glaze, I made sure to add the postage stamps. The postage stamps won’t stick to the envelope if the Distress Micro Glaze is applied first since the glaze seals off the surface and makes it fairly slick (it protects the paper from moisture so it’s perfect for protecting all the ink and watercoloring I did). So just to avoid having that problem, I stuck the postage stamps to the envelope first. Then I rubbed the Distress Micro Glaze into the envelope using my fingertips. Once applied over the entire surface, I buffed off any excess Distress Micro Glaze using a dry paper towel.
I hope you enjoy today’s envelope. And yes, this will definitely go through the mail! You just have to make sure the address is legible. :)