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POW! Easy Batman Mail Art Envelope

I remember as a kid watching Batman on an old black and white television in our kitchen after I came home from school. It was Batman, followed by the Jetsons. Good times. :)

When I saw the new Just Batty stencil from CZ Design in the new STAMPtember release from Simon Says Stamp, I knew exactly what I wanted to do! I’ve been saving the Batman postage stamps that came out a few years ago for just such an occasion! See the entire STAMPtember release HERE!

(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 created this envelope out of Bristol paper with the 1-2-3 Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers (see why I prefer this punch board over the Envelope Punch Board).

After masking off the flaps of the envelope, I ink blended using Wilted Violet and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks for the main area of the envelope. The purple shade was a perfect match for the purple on the Batman postage stamp!

I moved the masking tape and worked on the flap next. I wanted yellow bats with a black background, so I first used the Just Batty stencil and ink blended Mustard Seed over it for the yellow bats. Then I applied clear embossing powder and heat set it. With the yellow bats protected by the slick surface of the embossing, I then blended Black Soot over the top. The embossed areas resisted the ink.

Kriste’s address was added using black markers, with white markers for an outline.

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

To protect the envelope from moisture, I applied a thin layer of Distress Micro Glaze and buffed off the excess.

STAMPtember Blog Party!

Today’s post is part of a party on Instagram and many blogs of designers! We’re celebrating Simon’s STAMPtember release of new products. You can see the entire release HERE.

I’m just one of many people in the party today! Check out the Simon Blog to see the HUGE list of people participating in the party!

Each stop in the party has a different code for you to use as you shop. You’ll receive different offers! So be sure to visit all the different stops.

Thanks for stopping by!


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.

*CZ Design Just Batty stencil
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We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board
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2-Inch Wide Post-It Tape
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Tim Holtz Wilted Violet Distress Ink
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Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink
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Tim Holtz Mustard Seed Distress Ink
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Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink
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Honey Bee Blender Brushes
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Brutus Monroe Icicle embossing powder
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Precision Heat Embossing Gun
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Sharpie Black Marker
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Posca Extra Fine White Marker
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X-Press It Tape
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Tim Holtz Distress Micro Glaze
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tool
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