Envelope Art

The current Stampotique Designer’s Challenge has the fab theme of Mail Art – anything you can mail – ATC, pocket letter, postcard etc. I would normally jump right in and create a postcard but instead, decided to push the envelope and create…erm… an envelope!


This was such fun to do even though, for me, creating anythingΒ at the momentΒ is a bit of a challenge. We have been having work done in the house and consequently lots of things have been moved and squashed into the smallest space possible. Many of my crafting supplies have temporarily disappeared. On the upside though some things that I had misplaced have resurfaced, which was good news in terms of my envelope.


The stamps I’ve used are Big Bee, Hexagon and Large Sunflower.Β I first created a mask to cover the area that I wanted to leave blank for the address and then stamped the bee and the flower so they slightly over lapped the masked area. Next, I used masking fluid to cover the bee and sunflower. I’m so happy to have unearthed this fabulous product πŸ™‚ Once the fluid was dry I stamped on the hexagon. This is such a fabulous stamp, so easy to tessellate.


When the stamping was complete, I simply added colour using a mix of distress inks and crayons together with polychromos. Naturally, I couldn’t resist adding some clear glitter to he bees’ wings. Who wouldn’t love a bit of glitter on their envelope when it pops through the letterbox?

Now as luck would have it, I have quite a large supply of “spare” envelopes and I can’t wait to get decorating them.

Thanks for buzzing by.



Envelope Art — 20 Comments

  1. Wow, brilliant Mrs Beez. I adore this design and I am so inspired by you. I have never before considered decorating an envelope but this looks so good you have got me thinking about it.

    Dionne xxx

    • Thank you – I’ve been looking at them for ages, and with so many spare envelopes it seemed rude not to! Hope you give it a go.xx

  2. This is totally gorgeous! Wow! I love the design, your coloring, and the touch of glitter. Best of all, I love that you used the word “tessellate”. One doesn’t see that word often!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Stampotique Designers Challenges.

  3. Well Mrs Beez how could I not LOVE this!! The tessellation of the Hexagon stamp(glad you find it works well), the beautiful wings on Bee and the additional flower popping in on the right hand side to give that extra interest …who wuldnt enjoy receiving this in the mail. And all with limited art materials too. Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique πŸ™‚

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