Scandinavian Flower Envelope Art

diy scandinavian flower envelope art tutorial
Getting some fun mail in your mail box can be such a pick me up, which is why envelope art is so rewarding to do! I love dressing up envelopes for the mail I send to my friends. I usually do something easy and quick, and this way they have a little splash of colour between all the bills and junk mail. I'm excited to share with you a fun envelope art tutorial using the awesome stencils from StencilGirl and some great inks from Imagine Crafts!


- Dots background rubber stamp (I used an embossed craft foam I found at my dollar store!)

diy scandinavian flower envelope art tutorial

Step One

Cover the envelope in a light layer of gesso using a palette knife or a plastic card. Make as many layers as you like - I've done two on mine!

Step Two

Use the dot stamp and the Smoky Gray ink, lightly stamp all over to create a background.diy scandinavian flower envelope art tutorial

Step Three

To create the two tone flowers, I covered up the flower part of the Bold Flowers stencil and stenciled the stems with a cosmetic sponge and Deep Lagoon. Then I switched the paper to stencil the flower with Habanero or the Electric Coral. The ink stays wet for a while since it's going on a non-absorbent surface, so try to be careful! I dried each flower with my heat gun in between because I am notorious for smudging my work.
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Step Four

Next, use the black and white pens to draw details on the flowers! You can make them all the same, or mix it up like I did below.
diy scandinavian flower envelope art tutorial

Step Five

Decide which lucky human gets to receive your new piece of envelope art and send it! 
diy scandinavian flower envelope art tutorial
Envelope art is so much fun to create! I think there is a sense of fulfillment from creating it because you know it's intent is to bring joy to the receiver. I can't wait to surpirse someone with this beauty!

And because StencilGirl and Imagine Crafts want you to be able to create some killer envelope art too, they are having a giveaway!


One lucky winner will receive both a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products AND a $25 Gift Certificate to Imagine Crafts! 

Visit the fabulous designers from both teams and comment for your chance to win!

The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!

(One comment per blog please.) 

You have until Sunday, July 23rd at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.

Winner will be announced on StencilGirl's Facebook page and Imagine Crafts’s Facebook page on Monday, July 24th.


  1. I love writing letters and love to decorate the envelopes! Getting "fun" mail in the middle of a million junk things and bills is a sure fire way to help someone smile! Great tips! -Maddie Jaques

  2. What a clever use of this stencil!


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