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Thursday, February 04, 2016

{Spotloght Project} Becca Makes Happy Mail Envelopes


Hello, World of STAMPlorations! It's my first EVER Spotlight Project and I'm so happy to share what I've made with you today.


How many times have you sent out blah, boring envelopes? Well, no more! Today, I'm going to talk about how to send Happy Mail Envelopes, otherwise referred to as mail art. Creating these envelopes is so relaxing and the recipient is sure to be extra impressed.



I started by stamping some of the images from the Country Rustic set - which happen to be just perfect for happy mail.


Next, I colored in the images using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I did each image a little differently, and tried to play up their artsy sketchy feel with my shading.


Now, for the address placeholder. I used Micron pens to draw thin, sketchy lines around the places I wanted to leave for the addresses. 


I wanted to add some scribbly color to make the envelopes bright and eye appealing, so I broke out my Gelatos and started scrawling.


After I had as much color on as I wanted, I blended and smudged the gelatos with my fingers.


One some envelopes I included a little sentiment in the frame and in others, I just left them blank. 


They turned out to be super adorable! So no more stark white envelopes - hello mail art!

If you want to give happy mail envelopes a try, remember to enter your project to our Spotlight Project Showcase for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate (random drawing) OR your choice of 5x7 stamp set + a Spotlight Project guest designer spot (randomly drawn from the Top 3 picks).


Stamp On!
Becca

Products Becca used in today's project:

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14 comments:

  1. How utterly darling! I would love to receive such happy mail!!! Great idea Becca!

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  2. What a great way to dress up your fun mail!! Bet these envelopes will catch the eye of the mailcarrier!!

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  3. I've always 'decorated' my envelopes but nothing like this...will always look at my envelopes differently from now on. Thank you so much for the inspiration x

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  4. Great idea dear Becca
    and the one with the door is my fav
    great gelato I never have it maybe one day I will buy :)

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  5. Cute envelopes! It would be a treat to get these in the mailbox!

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  6. What amazing envelopes - love the stamps you have used Becca, as well as the way you did the art. Do the stamps stick to the gelato?
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  7. I've always been fascinated by mail art but haven't done it myself, other than to slap on a few stickers. I think this would be so fun to make - and to receive! Well done on your tutorial, Becca!

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  8. Great going with the gelatos and coloring Becca!! I LOVED these cards! :)
    Suchi xx

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  9. Bright and fun! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  10. Yes The receiver is going to be Extra Happy after receiving such beautifully decorated envelops !

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  11. Too cute. What fun it would be to open the mail box and see one of these lying there. Woot. Adorable.

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  12. I think these are beyond gorgeous...LOVE the 'rustic' look and the bright pops of colour against the stamps = perfection!! Thanks for sharing, Becca:):)

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