Weathered Wood Holiday Envelopes

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Today I thought I would share with you a technique that a friend of mine, Donna, shared with me a couple of years back for creating a weathered wood background. 

Weathered Wood Holiday Envelopes

To do it, you need woodgrain cardstock (or in this case, an emvelope!) with some gray dye ink and a bit of Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.

You can make a bunch of these at once as well; these envelopes take ink really well and dry in no time. Be sure and make a couple of passes with your heat tool before you try to emboss though, just in case.

To decorate this envelope, I blended in some Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Soft Granite from around the edges. It took two layers to get it nice and even.

Weathered Wood Holiday Envelopes

Then I stamped the wreath (Farmhouse Wreaths, Whimsy Stamps) where I wanted my address to be using Versamark Ink and heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder.

Weathered Wood Holiday Envelopes

To make the shine around the “knots” in the wood, I rubbed a bit of Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Platinum over each one with my fingers.

Weathered Wood Holiday Envelopes

And to add a pop of color, I dabbed some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Red Berries onto the wreath… because what’s a holiday wreath without red berries?!

Weathered Wood Holiday Envelopes

And that’s how you can make a quick weathered wood holiday envelope. Be sure to write your address in a dark marker or pen for the postal service, add the stamp and your card is ready to go!

Weathered Wood Holiday Envelopes

Thanks for coming by today! Oh, and here is the original card I made with this technique! Happy Black Friday shopping!

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