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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Mail Art Birthday Card

Hello my friend!
Today I have an amazing and so much out of my comfort zone project - Mail Art.
It is a Mixed Media collage style altered envelope and Birthday card...
I was inspired by Linda (livartnow on YT), she is amazing..
Well, I started with regular craft cardstock envelope and card. My goal was to match it to already colored The Greeting Farms image and finished project, because it was an extra gift going with that project (vintage style)...
Ok, let me show it to you and after I'll explain what and how...

So Let me start with the card... I took regular crafting cardstock card and paint it brifly with white gesso, than spray here and there with two colored TA sprays (pink and blue), after drying each layer I edged cardstock with matching Distress Inks. Next step was just stamping script background here and there...
In the courners I added torn and stressed scraps of papers that I had left from vintage project...
In the lowest right courner I added torn tissue tape and some bling to create more dimention...
I just love how it came out..
The front of the card was coming piece by piece, layer by layer...

Paper doily, strip of paper another stip of paper stamped with message and of course lace.... I poped up Happy Birthdat strip and double poped up colored image which was stickled. With embellishments I used bling and tulle from my store...
Ok, ta-da! The moment of truth... Mail Art Envelope.... Front...

All steps of painting were the same as to the card, the only difference whole envelope was toped with layes of ModPodge mixed with perfect pearls for extra sparkle...
And here is back...

It just came out so beautiful...
Well now, this envelope after top layer of Mod Podge is ready to travel through the mail...
I hope you like my project. Please let me know what you think...
Hugs, Natasha.

1 comment:

  1. like the art and the detailed info..it might be needed when design Gift Card envelopes.thanks for sharing it with us.

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