Lettering, Mail Art

Mail Art & Lettering – Masking, Blending, and Copics – Make a Card Monday #288

Happy Monday, all! Today I created an envelope for my #mailartrainbow! I used some fun stamps from Ink Blot Shop to stamp art supplies and then colored them in!

(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).

Mail Art & Lettering - Masking, Blending, and Copics - Make a Card Monday #288

Before stamping on the white envelope, I crated a “stamp map” that helped be figure out placement of all the different elements. I used this map for getting all the images in just the right spot.

I stamped the images from the Arts & Crafts Icons stamp set in black Copic-friendly ink, making sure to mask off each image so that I could make them visually look like they were in front of each other.

Copic markers were used for the coloring, and ink blending was done with Wild Honey Distress Oxide ink and the Large Dots stencil from Simon Says Stamp.

I finished off the envelope with vintage postage stamps, and the mailing address.

NOTE: Mailing address used with permission. Thanks, Carol! To submit your address for use on future mail art envelopes, please fill out this form. There is a new form each month to keep addresses current.

Thanks for stopping by today! I’ll see you soon for another video! :)


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.

Ink Blot Shop Arts & Crafts stamp set
[ SSS | INK ]
Ink Blot Shop Envelope Mail Art stamp…
[ SSS | INK ]
Paper Source Pure White A7 Envelope
[ PPR ]
MISTI Stamp Positioning Tool
[ SSS ]
*MISTI bar magnet
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Masking Paper
[ SSS ]
Brutus Monroe White Media Mat
[ SSS ]
Therm O Web Purple Tape 1/2-inch
[ SSS ]
*Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink in Wild…
[ SSS ]
*Picket Fence Studios Life Changing…
[ SSS | PFS ]
Simon Says Stamp Large Dots Stencil
[ SSS ]
Copic Markers
[ SSS ]
Vintage Postage Stamps
[ KWR ]
Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch
Procreate App
[ APP ]
Apple Pencil
Sakura Permapaque Dual Point Markers
Huion LED Light Pad
Copic Multiliner Pen set
[ SSS ]
Tombow Marker, Cool Gray 3 N75
Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat
[ SSS ]

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  • Reply Katie Baird McGregor September 9, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    Your mail art is amazing! Of course, all of your work pretty much knocks my socks off! Thanks for sharing your talents and gifts so freely with us!! Crafty hugs from KY.

  • Reply Deb L September 9, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    I would frame that…..gorgeous

  • Reply Mendi Yoshikawa September 9, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    WOW! Loving your monochromatic color palette, the fun polka-dot background and the amazing way you wrote her name. So cool! :)

  • Reply ß September 9, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    I just dig these SO much!! Makes me smile everytime you make one.

  • Reply Mylene September 10, 2019 at 7:57 am

    O M G!!! I love it! Great job!

  • Reply Pam Kerschner September 10, 2019 at 10:55 am

    That’s one you don’t just rip open! This is true of all your mail art envelopes. I love watching you create them and, oh, whose lucky recipients!

  • Reply Tami B September 10, 2019 at 11:19 am

    Honestly, pretty much every time you do one of these I think, “that’s one of her best ones yet!” Last week’s pumpkin and now this. This one is just outstanding for so many reasons!
    I have actually started trying to make my envelopes much more decorative thanks to you.

  • Reply Claudia September 10, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Stunning :)

  • Reply Henriëtte September 11, 2019 at 8:57 am

    Stunning envelope Kristian. I love it! Thank you so much for showing.

  • Reply Debbie P September 11, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    Fantastic envelope. Love it.

  • Reply Teresa Doyle September 12, 2019 at 10:15 am

    Love this and a great reminder for using repeat patterns of our stencils for this technique.
    An amazing envelope and stamp set.

  • Reply Kristie Maynard September 12, 2019 at 10:36 am

    Oh this is a fabulous one! I love all your mail art, but this one is outstanding. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  • Reply Nicole September 12, 2019 at 11:17 am

    This envelope is so beautiful!! (yellow is my favorite color) And the stamps!!! Love this so much!

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