Wednesday, November 6, 2019

"Colourburst Money Envelope" by CI Priti Kedia

Hello crafty friends,

Hope you all had a great Diwali with friends and family. I am still in the festive mood and I thought it will be nice to share a project which is different, but quick and easy and can be used throughout the year.

Since I received my DT kit from PRIKA, I have been in love with the awesome money envelopes they offer. They are made with high quality metallic cardstock with super smooth and shiny finish. I decided to use the elements from the first column of the Tic-Tac-Toe board of this month's challenge - Textures/Stamps/Inks to create a beautiful money envelope suitable for any occasion.

I went ahead with Joseph's Coat technique and created a card panel with some basic card supplies. For those of you who haven't heard about this technique, I am sure you will enjoy reading through and getting to know about it. I personally find this technique very interesting :)

Here is the list of supplies used for this project:
  • Money envelope from PRIKA
  • Vellum from PRIKA
  • Watercolour Cardstock
  • Watercolours
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Background Stamp
  • Versamark Embossing Ink
  • Heat Gun
  • Black Ink Pad
  • Sentiment Stamp
  • White embossing powder
  • Sequins
As a first step, I cut out a card panel from the 300gsm watercolour cardstock, based on the size of the envelope. And then I created a watercolour background using my colour burst powders in yellow, blue and green colours with a water mister. You can also use distress inks/oxides/sprays or any other medium to create a colourful background.

Then I stamped a background stamp on it using Versamark embossing ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder and heat gun. We have to ensure the stamping is done properly and this is why I put the paper on the inked stamp and pressed it well to cover the entire area. We have to also make sure the embossing powder is completely melted while heat setting it.

Here is a close up image to show how it looks like after the clear embossing.

Then I dabbed my black ink pad on the panel to cover the entire surface. It looks messy, right? But nothing to worry. Please make sure you have a white sheet of rough paper beneath your panel when you do this. 

And now is the fun part :) Take a paper towel, wet it slightly with little water and rub it over the panel to remove the black ink from the top of the embossed surface. The embossed part should become clean and clear and it will show the colour of the background beneath. Doesn't it look so pretty?

Once the embossed part was wiped off well, I cut out only the design part from the panel, wrapped a 1 inch strip of vellum around it with the sentiment embossed in white, and lastly stuck the panel on the money envelope (centered). I finished off my project adding few sequins.

Here are some more pictures of the project.

I really hope you will try this technique on a card or any other kind of project. It looks absolutely beautiful and I just love the look of it on White.  I will be looking forward to see your lovely creations under the ongoing challenge and thank you so much for having a look at my project and this post. 


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  1. This is a great and fun technique to try, I love the outcome. Such a gorgeous envelope.