MMM: Emboss Resist Envelopes


I’ve been a little slow at starting my ambitious month of mail; in all honesty I haven’t sent out a single letter yet.  However, I have the envelopes ready to go and I’m planning a letter writing session this evening.

Recently I watched a crafting video which included an emboss resist technique that I have played around with previously, but had forgotten.  I decided to try it on my first batch of envelopes mainly because I wanted to embellish the envelopes without adding any bulk. This technique will work on any paper, I chose to use my stash of Luxe envelopes from the Paper Source.  These envelopes are textured and made from heavier weight paper, much like watercolor paper.  They stand up to a lot more paint and ink than your run-of-the-mill envelope.  If you are interested in a tutorial, you can learn the technique here or here.

I had fun playing with different inks and embossing powders.  I used a silver embossing powder on the feathers and then sprayed a Gold Color Shine on the envelope.  This was done with a label masking the address area.  When the envelope was dry I simply removed the label and used a paint pen to frame the area and edge the envelope.


I used a clear embossing powder on the honeycomb and a white diamond powder on the stars. Using a blending tool, I applied pigment inks in blue and yellow to add color.

Star-Envelope Bumblebee-Envelope

I did make two more envelopes than pictured above.  They ended up not being blog worthy, but I’m still going to send them. My friends are very forgiving, a criteria for being my friend these days, due to my lousy skills at keeping in touch.

Here they are, addressed, stamped and waiting to be stuffed with good tidings.


A Merry Month of Mail to you all!

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8 Responses to MMM: Emboss Resist Envelopes

  1. dianne faw says:

    Oh, boy! Oh, boy! Oh, boy! Beautiful job on the envelopes, can’t wait to see it in person! LOVE.

  2. Liza says:

    Beautiful, Carso.

  3. Amanda says:

    These are so pretty!!

  4. Sasha Farina says:

    those are gorgeous!! thank you for sharing.. i need to make some!

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