Weathered Wood Holiday Envelopes

Welcome back to Day 4 of the Holiday Countdown! Niki here and today I thought I would share with you a technique that a friend of mine shared with me a couple of years back.

Using woodgrain paper or cardstock, you can make a super nice weathered wood look with some gray dye ink and a bit of Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. The Savanna Limba cardstock is perfect for this as it’s already embossed in woodgrain, but did you know we have envelopes to match?

You can make a bunch of these at once as well; the envelopes take ink really well and dry in no time. Be sure and make a couple of passes with your heat tool before you try to emboss though, just in case.

To decorate this envelope, I blended in some Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Soft Granite from around the edges. It took two layers to get it nice and even.

Then I stamped the wreath (Farmhouse Wreaths, Whimsy Stamps) where I wanted my address to be using Versamark Ink and heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder.

To make the shine around the “knots” in the wood, I rubbed a bit of Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Platinum over each one with my fingers.

And to add a pop of color, I dabbed some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Red Berries onto the wreath… because what’s a holiday wreath without red berries?!

And that’s how you can make a quick weathered wood holiday envelope. Be sure to write your address in a dark marker or pen for the postal service, add the stamp and your card is ready to go!

Thanks for reading today, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

❤️  Niki • cardstoq.com • @cardstoq (on Instagram, Pinterest & Twitter)

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