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Watercolor Look with Blender Pen & Mail Art Brush Lettering

Hi all! Kristina here. Today I’m playing with the June 2019 Card Kit and the Leafy Frames stamp set. I thought it would be fun to do an envelope as well!

(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 with the card by cutting one sheet of the patterned paper in the kit (from Carta Bella’s Botanical Garden 6×6 pad) and adhering it to a card base. I then stamped the “just because” greeting in Simon’s Intense Black ink on Ivory cardstock (also included in the kit).

To create a lacy border, I stamped the leafy border from the stamp set on on vellum and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. The vellum wasn’t quite as opaque as I needed, so I applied adhesive to the back of the border pieces using the Xyron Sticker Maker and pressed it onto another piece of vellum. The two layer of vellum was perfect!

I trimmed out the borders using scissors and adhered them to the back of the greeting piece and then adhered the greeting to the card front.

To create flowers similar to the patterned paper, I stamped images from the stamp set on the Ivory cardstock in Antique Linen Distress Ink and colored them using a blender pen and various shades of Distress Ink (see supply list below). I used the N00 Tombow marker which can be found in all the Tombow sets, however I’ve also used the Dove Blender Pen in past as well.

I adhered the flowers and leaves to the front of the card and then moved onto the envelope.

NOTE: Dawn’s address is used with permission. Thanks, Dawn!

For the envelope, I used one of the envelopes from the card kit–the Metallic Black envelope. I stamped and white heat embossed the large rectangular leafy frame and then lettered Dawn’s name and address using a brush and white gouache (you can also use a white gel pen).

Thanks for stopping by today! You can pick up the June 2019 Card Kit HERE, or you can subscribe to receive this card kit and future kits HERE.

Supplies

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 June 2019 Card Kit
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Simon Says Stamp Card Kit Subscription
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*Simon Says Stamp Leafy Frames stamp set
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*Carta Bella Botanical Garden 6×6 pad
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*Simon Says Stamp Metallic Black…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Maxi Guillotine Paper…
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*Simon Says Stamp Ivory cardstock
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Scor-Pal Scor-Buddy scoring board
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Simon Says Stamp Teflon Bone Folder
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Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive
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Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Refill
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MISTI Stamp Positioning Tool
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*MISTI bar magnet
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Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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Simon Says Stamp Vellum
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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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Xyron Sticker Maker
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EK Success Honey Bee Non-Stick Scissors
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Darice Thin Foam Strips Adhesive
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Dove Blender Pen
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Old Paper
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Shabby…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Mowed Lawn
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
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Winsor Newton White Gouache
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*Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen, 10 Bold
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Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat
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