Sunday, June 15, 2014

My Cards and Tags: Write Away

This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge is Anything Goes.  That spells total crafting freedom, my friends!  Two of my greatest loves are creating things and writing, so I went for a combo with these pro-writing envelope and faux pen sets.  I have a lot of friends who are mega talented writers, so I wanted to create an encouraging little gift to support that.

I used the Simon Says Stamp Gift Card die to cut the envelopes, then used a paint lid stencil and black waterproof ink (StazOn) to lay down the base layer:

I whipped out my watercolor paints and dribbled colors inside the circles:

I folded up the envelope, then added some stamped text and inked around the edges.

I finished it off by making a faux quill pen using a Tim Holtz pen nib and a bamboo skewer, which I painted.  I used a little bit of black Gesso on the tip to make it look like the pen had been used.  I also made a pennant flag and tied it all together with yarn.

I used similar techniques for the second envelope.

The great thing about this Gift Card die from Simon Says Stamp is that it does in fact hold a gift card.  Very handy if you're wanting to make a personalized gift card holder!

Here are some of the supplies I used, which you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

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