Dear Chicago House,
I can be a real sucker for beautiful things.
During a month long trip to the UK this summer, I visited Convent Garden in London. It is a vibrant place with lots of fabulous street entertainment ( more about that another day!) and a fantastic boutique market.
My pounds came out to play when I came across this stall selling gorgeous little stamp blocks… I was quite reserved to buy just one!
My beautiful little celtic swirl stamp is perfect for tarting up a plain envelope!
but I took it a little further that just inking it up..I added an embossing powder for a bit more panache.
You can make this too!
What you need
- Plain envelopes
- A pretty stamp block
- Stamping ink
- Embossing powder ( I bought mine on Amazon)
- Heat source (e.g a heat gun)
- Piece of foam board
- Open your envelope and slip your foam board underneath it- mine is blue in this photo. Ink up your stamp and print.
- Sprinkle the embossing powder on the ink before it dries
You don’t need very much powder at all, tap the excess back into the container. Now give your coated print a blast with your heat source. this can be anything from a heat gun but I got a bit creative and used the warming lamps on my cooktop!Here is the print after the heat treatment.
Pretty, pretty oh so pretty!
Creative in Chicago