Are you ready for something SUPER fun?!? Sakura of America recently released a set of amazing new brush pens called the Pigma Professional Brush, and we wanted to do something really awesome to show you what these babies can do! Nothing makes me smile more than a colorful envelope and patterned envelope liner â€“ and today we have printable tropical envelope liners in TWO gorgeous patterns for you to enjoy!
Courtney from Swiss Cottage Designs illustrated the tropical patterns using all three Pigma Professional Brush pen weights â€“ fine, medium, and bold. Courtney and I are still feeling the tropical vibe from the Paper Party so we decided to keep on running with a tropical theme. One pattern features illustrations of watermelons, pineapples, and palm fronds, and the other has flamingos, toucans, coral, and fish! Both patterns make me wish I was somewhere on a beach with a tropical drink in hand!
You can print the envelope liner patterns on text weight letter size paper. You can leave the patterns black and white â€“ or add a dose of color using colored pencils or your favorite Gelly Roll pen! The Glaze pens almost look like watercolor and are great for coloring in those fine details! You can even use the patterns as coloring sheets just for fun!
Here are the instructions for making the envelope liners:
Step 1. Lightly trace an outline of the envelope on the back of the liner page. If you’re using Paper Source envelopes, you can use one of these handy envelope liner template kits. Cut out the liner, being careful to cut on the inside of the lines. Trim an additional 1/16″ off each side and 3/4″ off the bottom of the liner.
Step 2. Place the liner in the envelope. Use a glue stick or double sided tape on the back of the liner (along the top triangle and just above the crease) to adhere the liner to the envelope.
The Pigma Professional Brush pens use archival waterproof ink, which also makes them my new favorite pen for addressing envelopes. The brush nibs respond to changes in pressure or direction while maintaining smooth and consistent ink flow, so they’re super easy to use! The flexible brush nibs offer both thin and thick brush strokes and they won’t smear, feather, or bleed through on most paper. Courtney addressed a few envelopes using the different pen weights â€“ I love the subtle gradient in the bold brush!
And yes, I may have foiled an envelope liner or two (in light pink metallic foil) using my Minc foil applicator. The Minc works with toner ink, so just print the liner patterns on a laser printer, or use a copying machine to make as many copies of the liner as you’ll need, and foil away!
Download the envelope liner patterns from Swiss Cottage Designs right here! And you can pick up a set of the Pigma Professional Brush pens right here!
Photos by Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper
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