Standard size envelopes Iron Stencils Embossing folders (mine are from Spellbinders) Crayons Paintbrushes Americana Multi-Surface Satin Paints Kids sticky foam letters Sheets of sticky foam Old credit card or hotel key 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" wood blocks (or bigger)
For the first stamp just press on tons of sticky foam letters to a wood block For the next stamp cut two pieces of foam the size of the block Stick them both to the block, one on top of the other Using the protective paper, iron the foam until the edges curl Quickly press the foam on top of the embossing folder Use as much weight and pressure as possible! Sometimes I even stand on mine for a minute
To make the envelopes: Slip an embossing folder into an envelope and create a rubbing *Like you did when you were a kid Scoop some paint onto an old credit card and scrape it across the envelope- front and back Stencil over everything with another color and let dry Coat your large rubber stamp with another color of paint Press on to the envelope *I like to wipe my large stamps with a damp rag after use to keep them in great shape
If you want you can 1. Zigzag around the envelope with a contrasting thread 2. Stitch fuzzy yarn around the edge of the envelope 3. Put a fine tip on a bottle of paint and add dimension 4. Use glue and glitter to add some sparkle
A selection of my favorite envelopes!