Monday, April 25, 2016

Spring Fever Mail Art Monday Video Tutorial

Hello Everyone! 

I'm Back.....
(Hopefully more after I graduate in MAY!!!!!!!!!)

Welcome Back for another awesome ....

Mail Art Monday Video Tutorial!!! 



As many of you may know, I love creating Mail Art.  So to share that love with you I created this super fun Spring themed envelope to share with you and to hopefully inspire you! 



This would be perfect for Mother's Day, Birthdays, I miss you, or any occasion!!! 

Also if you want to see more mail art ideas and inspiration I have officially created and Instagram account just for my rubber stamped art!!  >>> HERE 
(more art there than what I actually blog!)

Stamps used:

Caterpillar 1 x 2 1/2

Stitching Lines 1 x 6



Monday, April 11, 2016

Banksy Takes Over The Postal Service!

Hello Again, and welcome back for another Fabulous 

MAIL ART MONDAY!!! 


Today Banksy is here to take the over the mail with the latest mail art craze... Pocket Letters!!
If you are like me.. then you love the idea of fun art that you can scare with friends and can also be easily kept in a binder to enjoy for years! 


I love that these fit perfectly into a standard business envelope and that you can tuck special surprises into each of the "pockets"... 
 some of my favorite things to add are Washi samples, Tea, Stickers, decorative paper clips, and of course... don't forget the letter!!! 

To create this pocket letter I cut my black cardstock into 9 ATC sized pieces (2.5"x3.5") to use as my base. Then I cut a piece of decorative scrapbook paper to 2.25" x 3.25" so that I would have a small black boarder when they were layered. I glued one base to each colored piece. 


I picked my theme (Banksy) and then began by stamping out each of the black base images on my cards . Next I decided I wanted gold as my accent color, so I added hints of gold to each card to bring everything together. 

(Don't think of them as a layout just do 1 card at a time.. It won't feel over whelming that way....You can always move them around to find a layout when you finish them all.) 

After all of the cards where assembled in the pockets I punched out some gold confetti to add to my pockets for a few shakers. (with gold washi tape to hold it in of course)... If you choose to do this and you want to fill the backs of each pocket add your surprises in the back before adding confetti and taping... it will be easier



Stamps Used:

Banksy Gas Mask Flower Girl 2 x 3 1/4

Stitching 3/4 x 2 1/2     (yes 3 different stitching stamps! One can never have too many!! lol)

Smear/Smudge 3/4 x 4 1/4






Monday, January 25, 2016

Drink More coffee... Make more happy mail!!!

Hello Again
and
Welcome Back For another Mail Art Monday!!!




Ok, So I have a confession... Yes, I am addicted to Coffee!!! 
I got a Keurig  for Christmas, and Now I'm Crazy addicted! So if you are like me grab a cup of White Chocolate Caramel Cappuccino and lets get Crafty!!!
(stamps used listed at the bottom)



I started with a standard plain white A2 Envelope.  I started by measuring out where I wanted my quote stamp, then I stamped it in Versamark Ink. Then I used black embossing powder so that It would stand out.  Next, I stamped the coffee cup in black StaZon ink in Jet black, then masked it off so that I could work on the background.


I inked the background in frayed burlap distress ink, then I stamped the waybill/invoice randomly over the envelope. Next, using Vintage photo distress ink I stamped the coffee ring stain, and double coffee ring stain. (Before I stamped them on the envelope, I spritzed them with water so that the ink would be a little more drippy).






Ok, now remove the mask. 
I used vintage photo, and frayed burlap ink on my craft mat to water color the coffee cup, and the shadow below the cup.



Well, There you have it.  
One super easy and fun coffee envelope Great for anyone, and any occasion!


Stamps Used:

Monday, January 18, 2016

Mad Hatter Mail Art Monday

Happy Monday everyone! 

Today I want to share some more mail art, and announce that today is my amazing hubby's birthday!!!  <3 

So please wish him a good one!

He is after all the one who encourages and supports all of my crazy craftiness!  

This envelope is one that I created for a a personal swap with a friend, so now that she has received it I will share it with you :D 

Envelope front 

Here is what the back looked like

And here was the front of the card that went inside 
(I absolutely loved how this all came together)

I hope you enjoy this video tutorial also!!

Well thank you all for visiting! I hope you have a wonderful and crafty week, tomorrow I head back to classes. The start of my last semester before I will officially be a dental hygienist!!!! 


Monday, January 11, 2016

Mail Art Monday (With a Manly Twist) video Tutorial

Hello and Welcome back to another Mail Art Monday #MAM 



Today we have some mail art with a fun masculine twist.

This would be perfect for Father's Day,  Birthdays, an anniversary, or just a note to say Hello!! 

I hope you are enjoying these video tutorials and I hope the are helping to get your creative juices flowing!!  All stamps used are listed below.





Stamps Used:

Plate 1455 (if you don't have this plate yet I recommend it Highly! These are some of my most used stamps!!! You'll want them all!)






Until next time!
 Thanks for joining me and stay Inky!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Artist Trading Card Time

Hello Everyone!! 

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! 

I am loving my break from class, and have spent a lot of my time crafting and with family. 

Here are two ATC's I created using Stampotique stamps. I am using these as my entry for the Stampotique Designers Challenge for December. The challenge is Alphabets. I chose to add a fun quote to each as my use of alphabets :D 

( I love this quote "change for no one!")


I hope you enjoy my take on this fun challenge!! 
 I really love the way they came out!

Products used: Dylusions paints, stampotique stamps, Viva Las Vegastamps "wake me when i'm famous", dylusions change for no one, various stencils and alcohol markers

Monday, December 21, 2015

Monday, December 7, 2015

Letters to Santa ...MAM Video Tutorial

Hello Again! 

I'm here with another Mail Art Monday video tutorial, and you won't believe how easy it was!!!!





Stamps Used:

Santa Collage 3 1/2 x 4 1/4

Be Filled With Joy 1 1/4 x 2

Writing Triangles 1 1/4 x 3 1.4



Thank you for visiting and I hope you all are enjoying this holiday inspiration!!



Thursday, November 19, 2015

Mail Art and the lucky winner

Hello again! 

Tera here to share some mail art and announce the lucky winner who will be getting the hand made mail art...

I decided to create one more in the northern lights style to show you the variety that can be used with this technique. 

Stamps Used:

Straggly Pine Trees 2 1/2 x 4 1/2






Thank you to all who commented on and shared my video tutorial ...

OK the wait is Over... 
The winner is...

(Thank you so much for joining us, I hope you get to see them in real life! I know I would love to also!)

Please Email me your address at Tera.callihan22@gmail.com so I can get your envelope in the mail to you soon :D 


Thank you everyone for stopping, by and I hope you feel inspired to get inky too!!! 



Monday, November 9, 2015

Northern Lights Video Tutorial and Give-Away for Mail Art Monday!

Hello Again

 and 

Happy Mail Art Monday!!!

It's me again here with today's VLVS Mail Art Monday Tutorial and give-away!!



 

Thank you for joining us for another Mail Art Monday #MAM
I hope you enjoy this video tutorial as well as the rest of our #MAM tutorials! I am having such a great time sharing these with you! I had so much fun with this last one that I thought I would send some happy mail to one of out lucky followers!!! 



I will be announcing the winner on Nov. 19th 
so you can enter up until the 18th 
for your chance to have some happy mail sent to your very own mailbox!!! 
To enter just Hop over the the VLVS blog post HERE and leave a commentand for a bonus entry share on Facebook or other social media and post the link in the comments. 
(I'd love to here themes you like to see on an envelope too!)

Stamps Used: 

Redwood Trees 2 1/4 x 3 1/2


(or get the whole plate of Awesomeness HERE 1460)


Stay inky!!!!