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.  
Happy Crafting, Nicole
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