Designer Tip: A stamped image can be the starting point for several mixed-media techniques! This little stamped leaf was embossed, colored, lacquered and sprinkled with Perfect Pearls™. Underneath it all, the Spectrum Noir ink gives a softly colored effect. Spectrum Noir pens are known for their vibrant color; it’s great to see they’re versatile enough for subtle effects as well.
- Use VersaMark™ ink to stamp the leaf and “Thanks” on a 2¾” square of Silky Paper, dust with embossing powder and heat set. Color the leaf with pen #CR8. Color the veins of the leaf and the swirls with CR11. Color along the inside of the leaf with CR10. Spritz lightly with rubbing alcohol, then blot with a tissue. Retrace the veins with DR1.
- Fill the inside of the leaf with lacquer. While wet, sprinkle lightly with Biscotti Perfect Pearls. Let dry completely and save for Step 5.
- Open the envelope and lay glossy side up with the curved flap at the top. Cover the front panel and side flaps with Grapefruit orange circles paper. Cover the top and bottom flaps with Grapefruit dark pink paper. Insert the brad and paper paisley Embellies™ in the top flap. Ink the edges black, then turn the envelope over.
- Glue the side flaps together, then fold up the bottom flap and glue in place. Cover the inside of the top flap with Grapefruit orange circles and stripes paper. Fold the top flap down. Turn the envelope back over to the front.
- Mat a 3¾”x3” Grapefruit dark pink paper on black cardstock with a 1/8” border. Mat the stamped and lacquered piece on black cardstock with a 1/8” border and glue onto the dark pink matted piece with a 1/8” border around the top and sides. Tie a knot in two pieces of mesh ribbon and wrap around the bottom of the matted piece. Glue the matted piece to the front of the coin envelope, as shown. Ink the folded edges of the envelope.