Take Flight 20 – Day 12, HOO-ray for Graduation!
February 15, 2013
Penny Black designer Elizabeth Allan is back today with a hand-made and stamped vellum envelope. What a festive holder for a gift card or money for the celebrating graduate! Check out her tutorial below:
Stamp “Very Wise” on watercolor paper in Onyx Black VersaFine and heat emboss with clear powder.
Watercolor the image and then trim. Set aside.
Create an envelope from vellum and stamp “Indian Wheel” in Wheat VersaMagic.
Before gluing the sides, punch two small holes in the bottom flap and thread a piece of gold twine through the back.
Create two matching holes in the top flap. Insert the note, gift card or money and thread the ends through the holes in the top flap and tie in a bow.
Tip/Hint: Nail polish applied to the cut ends of the twine will help prevent raveling.
Stamp the banner from “Embellishments” in Delicata Golden Gliztz ink on White and Blue Skies cardstocks. Trim the banners.
Spell “HOORAY” using Kate’s Alphabet in Onyx Black VersaFine. Add random glitter dots with a sparkle gel pen.
Design Option: Add “faux” stitches with a black pen around the border of the blue banner. Layer the blue banner on top of the white banner using dimensional foam.
Attach the banners to the front of the envelope with adhesive. Add the “fussy-cut” owl with dimensional foam.
Finished size: 2-1/2 x 3-5/8
Penny Black Stamps: Very Wise 4321F, Embellishments 30-161, Kate’s Alphabet 30-168, Indian Wheel 40-202
Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Storm (White) 01-001, Clear Skies (Blue) 10-002
3M Scotch: Dimensional Foam Tape
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Wheat VersaMagic, Delicata Golden Glitz, Clear Embossing Powder
Other: Watercolor Paper, Vellum, Silver Sparkle Gel Pen, Black Micron Pen