Monthly Mail Art with Kristina Werner – June 2018

Hello, all! Kristina Werner here again with your monthly installment of Mail Art! This month I did some simple masking, blending, and stamping.

I started with an Audrey Blue envelope (still one of my favorite Simon colors), and created a heart mask by die cutting some masking paper with one of the Nested Hearts dies. I placed the heart mask on the envelope, making sure to leave room in the top right color for the postage stamps. I blended two Distress Ink colors onto the bottom edge of the envelope: Mermaid Lagoon and Chipped Sapphire.

Before removing the heart mask, I stamped the top half of the large Brushed Branches stamp in Versafine Onyx Black ink on the bottom edge of the envelope.

Then I removed the mask and was left with a perfect space for the address. I penciled the address in first and then went over it with a black pen.

NOTE: Address used with permission. Thanks, Dena!

The last step was to adhere the postage stamps. If you want to, you can further protect your envelope by applying Distress Micro Glaze to the envelope (be sure to skip the postage stamps since the Postal Service will need to cancel the stamps when your envelope is processed), however I didn’t do this step and it is optional.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies

Simon Says Stamp Envelopes AUDREY…
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Simon Says Stamp NESTED HEARTS Wafer…
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Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp BRUSHED…
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Simon Says Stamp MASKING PAPER Sheets…
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And…
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Tonic EASY CLEAN MAT 1514E
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS…
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Ranger MINI ROUND FOAM REFILLS IBT40972
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool…
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MISTI Neodymium BAR MAGNET 007070
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink…
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Pilot ENVELOPE ADDRESS WRITING GEL…
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Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat…
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  1. Your envelope art is always so creative! I love that this one is a little simpler, so I could probably do something similar. Your stamps are so interesting, as well!

  2. Love the blue…would never have thought of using the top of a tree to use the branches the way you did!!

  3. How pretty. Smart idea to start with a blue envelope, but your blending is seamless and I didn’t even guess until reading your description.

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