Welcome back everyone! It’s time for another Skrappy Challenge over at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps. For today’s challenge I decided to make some envelope art. There is also a video you can watch down below or on my youtube channel HERE.
To create my envelope art I’m going to be using the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board. I’ve had this thing for YEARS and never really used it much until now. I’m going to be creating an envelope that fits a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card. The punch board has a little cheat chart on it to tell you measurements and score lines for whatever size envelope you want to make. For mine, I’m using the measurements for the 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ sizes shown on the chart.
I’m going to start off with a piece of Neenah White cardstock because I want to copic color on my envelope and this is my preferred choice of cardstock. I trim this down to 8 1/8″ x 8 1/8″ according to the chart. Then I’m going to line one side up on the punch board to 3 3/4″ and score. I’ll rotate the cardstock and line up that measured score mark with the notch on the punch board and score. Rotate the cardstock again, measure to 3 3/4″ and score. Then rotate one more time, line up the measured scored line with the notch on the board and score. THAT is the trick. You do not measure on each turn.
Next, I’ll go along and fold my scored lines to get the nice creases. I’m going to open the cardstock up and stamp my image into the bottom corner of the card using MFT Extreme Black Ink which is my new favorite copic friendly ink. Then I’ll apply the mask that I created using a post it note. To ink blend and not get the ink onto the rest of the panels, I laid down some copy around my envelope panel. I started with the top half of my envelope blending in some Broken China Distress Oxide ink. Then using the Landscape Duo Stencil, I ink blended Lucky Clover Distress Oxide to the bottom. This was just to lay down a base for my copic coloring I’ll do.
I did a very basic coloring on the sheep. On the wool, I colored dark to light making sure not to color in the entire body. If I want the sheep to look white, I need to leave some white. Then I came back in the my W5 and added some dots around the edges for texture.
When I created my mask, I was lazy and didn’t cut in to all the little crevices which left some white spots on the card where my mask covered the area when ink blending. My trick to this was covering those areas with grass. I went all around the hill base that I created using flicks to create blades of grass.
I finished off the card by stamping the sentiment Ewe Are Amazing. Then I added double sided scor-tape to the inside edges of the bottom flap and sealed.
Side note – I know some people have added a distress glaze to seal in their artwork on the envelope so they can mail it. I haven’t tried that yet and any envelopes I create, I like to hand deliver to friends or teachers.
You can view the video down below or on my Youtube channel HERE.
Now, we challenge YOU to make Anything BUT a Card!!!
For this challenge you can make anything you wanna….except a card! So that means bookmarks, gifts, scrapbook pages, journal art, planner pages, tags, boxes…pretty much anything that includes a krafty stamp!!
You have all month long to play AND you can enter as many times as you like! Just make sure to include a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp and make sure it’s a NEW creation! As soon as we have at least five entries, we’ll be giving away a PRIZE!!! yep! One lucky krafter will WIN a $20 gift voucher to the krafty shop!
You have until Tuesday, March 27th at midnight EST!
Also be sure to share your creations on the Krafty Friends facebook page because we LOVE to see your stuff!
Check out some incredible inspiration from the Krafty Design Team below, then join us for all the fun!!
Face – E53-51-50
Wool – W4-2-0, W5
Ears/Mouth – RV10
Hooves – N6-4
Grass – YG25, G09, G28