Here’s what happens when you use the water-based markers – at first it looks great, then it pretty much wipes right off! I have a nice selection of copic markers and since they are alcohol-based, they work. Sharpies would also work.
I did a little research (no sense re-inventing the wheel!) and found a great little video by Mary Fish. She recommends cutting a piece of patterned paper 4″ x 5 11/16″. Yes, 11/16ths. It works perfectly. Insert your paper piece inside the envelope, leaving just a bit past the flap.
Run adhesive or glue around the edge of the envelope flap. Flip over and trim the excess off with scissors. For a perfect fold, score the flap again on the original fold line. Downside: you will have to add glue to the flap. Just about anything will do. I have seen a formula for making glue that you can brush on, dry, and then lick to stick. I’ll try to find that and post at a future date.
Until next time…Keep Calm and Find Yourself a Rubber Stamp!