Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Eye Lattice Envelope & Thank You

Hi! Mary Nasser here! It’s nearly Thanksgiving, and I am grateful for so many things – especially family and friends. I’m here to share with you a simple, fun project to create an envelope and card for someone special for whom you’re grateful, too. Today I’m using Lizzie Mayne’s Eye Lattice Stencil.
I love the intricacy and decorative quality of this stencil.

For this project, I used Wendi Vecchi Embossing Paste, a palette knife, my envelope punch board, 18kt gold leafing pen, and super sticky double sided adhesive (but you could use a glue stick instead).


First I adhered a map of Missouri from a vintage atlas onto the super sticky adhesive, and then placed the stencil onto the map. Using a trowel palette knife (you could use an old credit card or hotel key card, too) I applied Wendy Vecchi Gold Embossing Paste directly onto the stencil. I applied the paste about the same thickness as the stencil. This is super easy to use! After applying the paste, I carefully removed the stencil from the map and cleaned both my stencil and palette knife with a baby wipe.


Look at how great this embossing paste holds its shape!


After the paste dried over night, I made an envelope from Canson Mi-Teintes paper using my envelope punch board. I cut a piece of my stenciled map to size, peeled off the backing and adhered this to the inside of the envelope to create a pretty liner.


Then I cut horizontal strips from the stenciled paper to decorate the front of the envelope – and a card I made from folding a piece of Canson Mi-Teintes in half. I also cut a heart shape around the town of Belle on the map – where I met my friend. I adhered this to the front of the envelope, too.


Lastly, I cut a horizontal strip of ocean from a map to give the card contrast.
Using my 18kt gold leafing pen, I circled the word Belle on the heart and wrote the words thank you! on the strip of blue I’d glued to the front of the card.


It’s in the mail to my friend at this moment!
I hope I’ve inspired you to experiment and play with your StencilGirl stencils!
Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

21 comments:

  1. wow...this looks great! very classy!

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    1. Thank you so much, Wendy!
      I love, love, love your embossing pastes! Have every one of them! :)

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  2. Envelope punch board???? Who knew there was such a thing! Lovely work!

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    1. Thank you, Roberta!
      If you don't have an envelope punch board, you could also use any envelope as a template really.
      Just gently take a sample envelope apart at the seams, and use it as your template.
      Trace, cut and glue. :)

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  3. What an elegant card - great project!

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  4. Magical with the gold over the map!

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    1. Thank you for introducing the envelope board punch to me, Corrine!
      Happy Thanksgiving!

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  6. that's inspiring...it's given me some great ideas!

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  7. Lovely! I am somewhat addicted to using stencils with a variety of dimensional materials. This is a really beautiful effect.

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    1. Thank you, Leslie! So glad to introduce you to a new technique!

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  8. oh my gosh is that ever sweet! and why do I not have any of that embossing paste, it looks fabulous!!

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    1. Thank you, Mary Beth!
      You do need some of this embossing paste, Mary Beth! It is soooo easy to use and is perfect with stencils!
      Holds its shape great!

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  9. This is stunning Mary. One lucky person will be getting this in the mail!

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    1. Thank you, Seth. It was lots of fun to make!

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  10. Oh, Mary, I am a map fiend and I just love what you've done here with stencil + paste.

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    1. Thanks so much, Marjie! It was a fun combination!

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  11. That is such a pretty card. I love the gold embossing paste over the map, very creative!

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