Money Envelope

Dec 13, 2010

I cre­at­ed this mon­ey enve­lope using this tuto­r­i­al cre­at­ed by Wendy Vec­chi of Stu­dio 490. I did have to sub­sti­tute a few things since I did­n’t have all the stamps she used or one of the Dis­tress Ink col­ors. I must admit it’s nice step­ping out of your com­fort zone every once in awhile and stamp­ing is cer­tain­ly step­ping out for me. It’s scary as I can­not get over the every­thing needs to be per­fect stuff but I am try­ing.

Oh and let me fill you in on a lit­tle secret… today is my super sweet friend Wendy’s birth­day. I think she is cel­e­brat­ing some­thing like her 25th. I don’t know I could be wrong but I know I’m not off by far. So when you go over to check out her awe­some tuto­r­i­al make sure you wish her a “Hap­py Birth­day” too. She will be so sur­prised and sur­pris­es are great on your birth­day.

Sub­sti­tut­ed Sup­plies: For­est Moss, Stu­dio 490 Art Fit for a Queen — the Tick­ing stamp, Stu­dio 490 Seri­ous­ly Art — Pol­ka Dot stamp, Tim Holtz Mini Hol­i­days, Stu­dio 490 Make Mine Mini, Stu­dio 490 Book Art Basics, Glossy Accents, Rib­bon

Sup­plies Used: #8 Mani­la Tag, Archival Inks — Jet Black, Cof­fee, Dis­tress Inks — Vin­tage Pho­to, Wal­nut StainPine Nee­dles and Fired Brick, Stu­dio 490 The Art of Mak­ing it Mer­ry (Christ­mas Back­ground, Make it Mer­ry stamps), Stu­dio 490 Be Inspired Make Art (Plaid Back­ground, Leaf Stamps), Stu­dio 490 Tick­et To Art (Spat­ter Back­ground), Hei­di Grace Clear Stamps — Christ­mas, Dis­tress Stick­les — Fired Brick, Rock Can­dy, Stick­les — Dia­mond, Plat­inum, Enam­el Accents — White, Seam Bind­ing, Black Pen, Fine Sil­ver Ger­man Glass Glit­terOld Fash­ioned Mica Snowflakes, Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky Glue, Dia­mond Glaze, Maya Road Metal­lic Inkpad — Sil­ver, Maya Road Snowflakes

Tools Need­ed: Scal­lop Scis­sors, Scor-Pal, Clear Acrylic Block, Blend­ing Tool Appli­ca­tor, Ink Blend­ing Foam, Non-Stick Craft Sheet

Instruc­tions:

  • I cre­at­ed the mon­ey enve­lope just as Wendy instructs in her tuto­r­i­al although before ink­ing I cut the bot­tom and top of the tag using scal­lop scis­sors to give the flap and pock­et a dec­o­ra­tive edge. Note: If I did not have a cer­tain stamp or Dis­tress ink col­or Wendy used I sub­sti­tut­ed it for what I did have.
  • After I had the enve­lope all inked and stamped I accent­ed the swirls with Dia­mond Stick­les and added berries using Fired Brick Dis­tress Stick­les.

  • I cre­at­ed mistle­toe berries using White Enam­el Accents and accent­ed the leaves around them using Dia­mond Stick­les, once dry I added Rock Can­dy Dis­tress Stick­les on top. After the Dis­tress Stick­les dried I out­lined the leaves with a Black Pen.

  • Since I want­ed the words “San­ta” and “Believe” to have col­or and not left with just the black out­lined image I paint­ed Fired Brick Dis­tress Ink inside the black bor­der. To do this all I did was push the stamp pad onto my craft sheet and added a lit­tle water. Then I used a fine bris­tled paint­brush and got to paint­ing. After this was dry I applied Dia­mond Stick­les on top of the Fired Brick ink.
  • I then out­lined the entire tag using Plat­inum Stick­les, once dry I glued the bot­tom flap using Quick Dry Tacky Glue to form the pock­et.
  • Next, I added a lit­tle Quick Dry Adhe­sive around the mistle­toe leaves and berries and applied Old Fash­ioned Mica Snowflakes.
  • Cov­er the front of a Maya Road Snowflake using Sil­ver ink, apply Dia­mond Glaze on top of the inked snowflake, gen­er­ous­ly apply Fine Sil­ver Ger­man Glass Glit­ter, tap off excess, let dry.
  • Once the adhe­sive for the Mica is dry attach the glit­tered snowflake to the top front flap of the envel­op as shown, thread Green Seam Bind­ing and tie into a bow.

Ok for today you should cre­ate some­thing out of your com­fort zone. It real­ly is fun.

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