Hi there, everyone!
I’ve been wanting to try my hand at envelope art! I thought Penny the Platypus and the envelope that comes with her in the stamp set, would be perfect for a little happy mail envelope. Below I have attached a video with all the details, including how I masked her little flippers and added the envelope!
All the supplies used in the video are listed in the description box at the bottom of this post!
I created the envelope using an envelope punch board and Neenah Desert Storm Card Stock. I stamped Penny first on the front of the envelope and then on masking paper. I fussy cut the image right on the stamp line. Now, to mask only the flipper parts, I had to do some creative cutting of the mask….all included in the video! I placed the flipper mask down and then stamped the envelope on top of the mask, placing it in her flippers. The next thing I did was added the other parts of the Penny mask. Then, I was able to ink blend the ground and sky! I used Broken China, Twisted Citron, and Lucky Clover Distress Oxide Inks.
To color the image, I did some super simple pencil coloring using Chameleon Pencils. After coloring, I placed the envelope back into the Misti and stamped over the image again to bring out the sharp black lines. I added details with a black glaze pen. To make the address easy to write, I used the Lettermate Envelope Addressing Guide. I don’t have the neatest handwriting, but the guide makes it nice and straight. The G’Day Mate stamp is from the Cheerful Sentiments stamp set. I curved it onto an acrylic block and stamped it onto the envelope. Last but certainly not least I added some vintage stamps (found on Etsy) from my collection.