One of the great things about this month’s stamps in the Kat Scrappiness release is that they are so versatile. You can use them as they were intended or branch out and create all kinds of variations. The Envelope Art stamp sets are no exception. For this first project, I used the Giraffe Envelope Art stamp set along with some fun patterned paper to make a safari-themed card.
After stamping the image onto a white card panel, I colored it with Copics, then added some background color using Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. I used a stencil brush to add the color instead of an ink blending tool. This gives a great, subtle, smooth background and allows you to easily put color where you want without hurting your main image.
I decided the sentiment needed a little more interest, so I took a piece of white woodgrain cardstock and colored it with a Copic marker. I popped it up with foam tape over the original sentiment that I stamped on the sign, then re-stamped the sentiment onto a small strip I colored with the same Copic. I popped this up with foam tape over the woodgrain piece.
To finish the card, I added a few wood veneer hearts I colored with a red Copic marker.
For the frame of the card, I gathered a bunch of the little faces from the Punny Snacks stamp set and placed them on an acrylic block.
I then, stamped them all over the front of a white card panel and cut a frame out using my Neverending Rectangles die set.
Before adding the frame with foam tape, I cut out a question mark from the Large Alphabet die set using some Gina K. cardstock in Wild Lilac. I heat embossed the coffee cup from Echo Park’s But First Coffee stamp set and added the Got Coffee die along the bottom. I backed the white die cut with black to give it a shadow effect.
I added a cute little stamped detail to the envelope flap using some of the flowers and words from the stamp set.
Some simple coloring using Copics to match my card finished the envelope.
Lots of options–I hope you were inspired today :). You can head over to the Kat Scrappiness shop to find the products I used (also listed below).
Be sure to join in this month for the April card challenge where we would like you to show us your envelope art. The winner will receive a $25 gift card to the shop. The challenge is open through April 30. Thanks for joining me today!