Hey everyone! Nicole here on the blog today. Every once in awhile there is that special someone in your life that requires not just any card, but a very special birthday card. I have such a person who is celebrating a birthday in a couple of weeks – my grams. She is turning the big 80! I really wanted her birthday card to be special this year, but what better way to present that card then with a special envelope as well.
I started with a brown bag envelope in kraft. I lightly attached a few die-cuts, cut with my Silhouette, over the top of the envelope with a little adhesive. I picked just a few spots since the die-cut will be removed.
Using some gold spray paint I sprayed a good layer over the whole envelope front.
Leave to dry for about 20 minutes and then remove the die-cuts carefully from the envelope. The next step is adding a bit of color. I chose some watercolor pencils and traced around the flowers and leaves.
Once you’ve added the color where you want wet a paintbrush and go over the colors spreading the color out. I loved this part it reminded me of those “just add water” coloring books I had when I was little. 🙂
Here is my finished envelope:
I also used the same technique on my card and then added embellishments over the top.
I’m excited to give this to my grams in a few week. Hope you try this very simple way to give your envelope a little extra attention. Thanks for stopping by the blog today.