I can’t help myself, I just love the holidays. I love the snow, sending little bits of puffy happiness in the mail, and hanging out with friends and family. These puffy paint Christmas cards are just my way to send a little cheer and be crafty at the same time.
So I pulled out my crafting supplies and decided to make a little something to put on the envelopes for my holiday cards. It only take two items: puffy paint and envelopes. Oh yeah, and a bit of patience. I didn’t use special envelopes, just used some basic blank envelopes, but you’re more than welcome to get colored envelopes or patterned ones to just spice those up a bit.
I like to freehand, but if you’re not comfortable with that, sketch your design in pencil on the envelope before you start. You can cover the design with the puffy paint. For me, I started with an outline of a Christmas Tree in green, then filled in the green all the way. To ensure that the puffy paint did not blend, I let it dry for a few minutes before moving on to more detailed portions. Just a few minutes will let the first layer become a bit tacky.
Then, I went back in with a different color to add a few “ornaments,” just a few dots of colors along the tree. A yellow star at the top finished up the tree.
Continue your design, covering as much of the envelope as you like. Let dry overnight before using or mailing.