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!