Coloring Patterned Paper with Markers (Mail Art Envelope + Card)

Happy Friday, all! I shared an envelope on Instagram a couple days ago, and so many asked about how I created it. Thankfully, I was filming while I made the envelope. Today I have the envelope for you, plus a card to match. :)

(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).

The patterned paper I used for the envelope is from My Mind’s Eye’s In Bloom collection, which came out in 2017. Unfortunately, it’s not available anymore.

I used Copic Markers to color the yellow flowers and green leaves. Then I painted on black ink for the address area, and wrote the address with white paint pens (fine and extra fine).

NOTE: Address used with permission. Thanks, Heather! 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.

For the card, I stamped the large floral image in Simon’s Beautiful Flowers stamp set on white cardstock. Then I colored the flowers and leaves the same way I did on the envelope.

I finished off the card with greetings from the stamp set on black cardstock in white embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by today! I’ll be back soon with more crafting inspiration.


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.

We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board
Copic Markers
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Tim Holtz Tonic Maxi Guillotine Paper…
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X-Press It Tape
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*Dr. Ph. Martin’s Black Star India…
*Royal & Langnickel Zen Watercolor…
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Pilot Juice Paint Marker – Extra Fine…
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Pilot Juice Paint Marker – Fine…
Vintage Postage Stamps
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US Postage Stamps
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*Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers…
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, 110…
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*Hero Arts Regular MISTI
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Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive
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Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Refill
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Licorice Twist…
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VersaMark Ink
Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder
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Precision Heat Embossing Gun
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3M Scotch Foam Tape
*Altenew 24×18 Cutting Mat
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