Lettering, Mail Art

MAIL ART ENVELOPE with Heat Emboss Resist + Ink Blending

NOTE: This post is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.

Hello, all! I’m back with another Monthly Mail Art! For this envelope, I did some heat embossing and ink blending. :)

(Wondering what I used in this video? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

I started out by stamping the large floral image from the Sketched Flowers stamp set along the left and bottom edges of a white envelope in VersaMark ink. I applied white embossing powder to the stamped flowers and then heat set it.

To add color to the envelope, I used sponge daubers and five colors of Distress Ink: Fired BrickSeedless PreservesFossilized AmberSpiced Marmalade, and Bundled Sage. The heat embossed lines resisted the ink and I was left with a pristine white lined image.

To finished off the envelope, I used one of the colors in the Finetec 6-color set for the address and an oblique pen holder. For more info on the vintage postage I used, see this page.

NOTE: Address used with permission. Thanks, Shirley! To submit your address for possible use in a future mail art video, enter this month’s giveaways.

Thanks for stopping by today! :)


Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

*Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers…
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Neenah Solar White Envelopes
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MISTI Stamp Positioning Tool
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*MISTI bar magnet
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EK Success Powder Tool
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VersaMark Ink
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Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder
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Precision Heat Embossing Gun
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Tonic Easy Clean Mat
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Sponge Daubers, 6 pack
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Sponge Daubers, 25 pack
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
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*Finetec Pearlescent Watercolors, 6 set
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*Tombow Mono Zero Eraser
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Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
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AshBushInk Oblique Pen Holder
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Vintage Postage Stamps
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Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat
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  • Reply Barbara Smith October 5, 2018 at 12:24 am

    I absolutely LOVE this envelope! Your lettering is amazing.

  • Reply Tara Prince October 5, 2018 at 4:20 am

    So very beautiful!!

  • Reply creatingincolors October 5, 2018 at 5:34 am

    I love this! I love that I can prepare several envelopes with embossing ahead of time, and then coordinate the sponging colors when I decide which card I’m going to send for any given occasion. Of course my lettering will never look like yours. :-)

  • Reply Tami B October 5, 2018 at 7:09 am

    How pretty, and oh, the lettering….!

  • Reply Cindy C. October 5, 2018 at 9:34 am

    Gorgeous envelope!!!!

  • Reply Jean Marmo October 5, 2018 at 9:40 am

    So pretty!

  • Reply Siobhann October 5, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Your penmanship is poetry in motion!

  • Reply Jan Castle October 5, 2018 at 10:36 am

    BEAUTIFUL pen work…and the envelope is STUNNING!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  • Reply Billie A October 5, 2018 at 11:19 am

    Beautiful. I really need to try this idea.

  • Reply Henriëtte October 5, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Again a great envelope Kristina and thanks for (without knowing)answering my question, if I can use Micro Glaze on top. I wanted to know because I send cards to the other side of the world and I don’t want that my envelope get smudged with wet hands. Thank you for showing this awesome envelope.

  • Reply Jan Mente October 5, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    love this //thanks for sharing

  • Reply Mary Davidson October 5, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    I really enjoy watching you create your envelopes. This one is beautiful! Love embossing! Your lettering is exquisite!

  • Reply Delphine Montano October 5, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Wow I really enjoyed that I learn something from you it is very inspiration I loved how you created this envelopes thank you I’m going to try it
    Bless you and your family
    Delphine Montano

  • Reply Lindar C October 5, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Beautiful envelope! I have those sponge daubers for every one of my inks, they are so handy. I keep a swatch chart on the lids of the containers they’re in but I like your idea of labeling the individual daubers, so that will be my next project.

  • Reply Nicole October 5, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    Gorgeous color pallet!

  • Reply MBFairySky October 6, 2018 at 5:03 am

    Fantastic Kristina, the perfect enveloppe for happy mails !!! Thansk for sharing !

  • Reply Jackie Price October 6, 2018 at 8:32 am

    O my goodness!! This envelope is absolutely STUNNING!! The colours are so rich and the combination of them is awesome. Your penmanship is as beautiful as always and the letters written in matching ink colour is a perfect finishing touch!!

  • Reply Linda Heithold October 6, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    My daughter had me make a wedding card for a friend of hers and I used this idea on the envelope. I have this stamp and love it. I only used a soft pink color on a few of the flowers with a pearl embossing powder but the effect was so elegant. My daughter just loved it. Thank you for another great idea.

  • Reply Andrea Hastilow October 6, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Gorgeous stamp used, is this one of your designs ? Loving that envelope, love the softness of the colours & how you used them & your penmanship is stunning. !y mother in law ( god bless her) left me all her calligraphy pens etc when she passed, so I am eager to try but don’t know where to start, any advice ?

  • Reply Kelly October 7, 2018 at 11:18 am

    It’s like magic watching the heat embossed letters appear with the ink blending!!

  • Reply Kristie Maynard October 7, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    Love this envelope. Love how you put the bit of red in the centers of the purple flowers, it really brings them to life. Thanks for another great video

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