Bears in Vellum Envelopes

Every Valentines season, AI comes out with some cute critter stamp set I have to get and stamp up – this year is no exception! It’s bears this time…and I also decided this time to get out a type of watercolor that I haven’t used in ages – Dr PhMartin’s Hydrus Watercolor! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The Hydrus watercolors come in sets of 12 – Set 1, Set 2, and Set 3, each with a pretty good range of colors. There’s a chart of colors HERE.


I think this is my favorite lil bear in the set – he’s looking at his little string of hearts with such bewilderment! Stamping it in the lower left side of the card, it leaves the space open for addressing the envelope, putting a return address, and a stamp.

Same with the little teacup….lots of space so the writing on the envelope can be seen.

These lil bears – oh my. Teamwork, eh?

I used a piece of vellum to test my inks to see that the Lawn Fawn ink wouldn’t run. I didn’t run it through water, but the ink didn’t move while painting or smoodge with my finger. If you do find your ink moves, you might put a little scotch tape over it.


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