Sunday, July 21, 2019

Tri-Fold and Seal Stationary

Hello!  Susie here with another Snail Mail project!

Did you ever have a pen pal? My cousin Rebecca was my pen pal for a while when I was a tween and I distinctly remember the stationary I used.  It was a tri-fold that you wrote on one side and then closed and sealed to mail.  It was more than a postcard but less than a card & envelope set.  It brings back happy memories that I want to recreate today.

Time to play...

Flower on Stem Art Rubber Stamp my Terri Sproul SC0033-10
Watercolor paper
Permanent, waterproof black ink- Ranger Archival was used for this project
Pigment inks - ColorBox Blends from Clearsnap were used for this project
Purple Tape
Stamping platform
Craft mat

Begin with a piece of watercolor paper that measures 8.5"x 5.5". Score it along the long edge @ 2.5" and at 6.5" creating 3 sections. The middle section becomes the front of the tri-fold stationary. Then add a 2.75" piece of  the purple tape where the address would go.

Place it on the stamping platform with the 2.5" section at the bottom and positioned the flower stamp so that it would slightly overlap the Purple Tape. Stamp with black waterproof permanent ink.

Next stamp the flower on a separate piece of paper and trim this out so that it can be used as a mask.  Once it was in position, cover the front of the tri-fold with a light application of Golden ink, using a pouncing motion and an applicator to create a mottled coverage.
 Before removing the mask and the tape, ink around the edge of the tape to create a more solid border for the address box.

Watercolor the flower with Melon, Frog and Leaf inks.
 I love this flower stamp!  It is such a beautiful image of a dogwood flower!

I also inked along the edges and the score lines before folding it up and adding a seal.
  (Do you recognize the faux postage stamp I shared in my last post?)

And that is all there is to it!  A quick and easy idea to build up your stationary reserves!  I like to use watercolor paper but this could just as easily have been created using any cardstock.  You can get (2) tri-folds out of each standard piece of 8.5"x11" cardstock.  And don't forget to create some coordinating seals to use!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!

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