I had an idea so I searched my paper and ephemera stashes for air-mail-related items. I was partially successful but there wasn't an air mail envelope to be found in craft space or office. So I had to make one...
I started with a small white envelope and, using a stencil and Distress Markers, created the classic red-and-blue chevron pattern on the edges of the envelope. I didn't do the entire envelope as I knew it was too large for a tag or card front and so would be cut down anyway...
I never throw away those envelopes you get in solicitations, reusing them as needed. Some have patterned inserts so I stripped them open to create potential background collage papers:
- Stamps: Stampers Anonymous “Paris to London” (CMS160)
- Stencils: Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil “Chevron” (THS024)
- Dies: Sizzix Thinlits “Friendship Words - Script” (660225)
- Inks: Distress Markers “Festive Berries”, “Blueprint Sketch”, “Faded Jeans” and “Black Soot”; Distress Ink “Vintage Photo”; Archival Ink “Watering Can”
- Papers: six business envelopes and one small white envelope; black cardstock; Grahic45 “Large Black Tag Album” (4500982); Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash “Etcetera” (TH93551)
- Embellishments: Idea-ology Ephemera Pack “Snippets” (TH93564), ChitChat” stickers (TH92998), and “Muse Tokens” (TH92679); Graphic 45 sticker sheet “French Country” collection; Crinkle Ribbon freebie from Funkie Junkie
- Adhesives: Wendy Vecchi “Perfect Card Adhesive” (WVA62134); RedLine 1/8” Embossing Tape; Xyron 250 sticker maker