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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Crayon Resist-Sprinkle of Color

Crunch time is on! I am down to 8 weekends left before my next surgery so that means I have to step it up and get my Christmas Cards done! Yesterday I got 12 images ready to put on a card. This Poinsettia card is one I took my time with. I used the Crayon Resist technique. I tried this technique a few years ago but never used it again. I love how it came out.

Crayon Resist Technique is relatively simple to master and you can get beautiful finished images to use on your creations.  The only issue you might have is using a white crayon on white paper.  It is difficult to see where you have colored so I used a very strong light right over my work area and it made it easy to see.  Here are the step by step directions.

1.  I stamped my Poinsettia image all over white cardstock with stazon black ink.  Stazon is best as it is a permanent ink and will not smudge when you sponge the colored ink.  Many feel it is best to use a glossy cardstock but I used Georgia-Pacific white cardstock I bought from Walmart and it worked great for me.

2.  I used a white crayon and colored on my image where I wanted to highlight.  Because the crayon is waxy, no ink will stay where you color with the white crayon.

3.  I sponged and rubbed in color on the Poinsettia with the following colors of versafine ink  smokey gray, majestic blue and deep lagoon.

4.  Mounted my image on teal paper and attached to an A2 card.  My image was slightly larger than what I needed so I trimmed it and used the extra on the inside of the card. 

I love the colors!  Why don't you give it a try!


Friday, July 15, 2011

We Are All Here!

This card was a slow process.  I had to stamp, color and cut out each character.  Each character is attached to a separate acetate on one end and the other end is attached to the card.   I added snow two different ways on the card.  Next time you go to any store like Walmart, Target, Michael’s etc…buy the Tulip Puffy Dimensional Fabric Paint in White/Blanc.  You can just squirt it where ever you want.  I used it under the Mistletoe Mouse by just squirting it on the card.  It dries pretty quick if you do not put it on too thick.  There is another way you can use it for snow.
On this card, I used it on the gingerbread house and on the stocking, but if you look at the two, you will notice a difference in the texture.

On the stocking I squirted it on and let it dry.  On the gingerbread house, I squirted it on but I also heated it up with my heat gun.  It gives you the puffy snow look!
Here are some more views of the card.

I used almost the entire Christmas House Mouse Clear Stamp Set on this card.  It was time consuming but fun especially as the characters all bounce around as you open the card!
Now to figure out who will get this creation at Christmas time.  I think someone in my house has already claimed where it shall go…*S*
How many cards have you made so far?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Party with the Bears

I made a birthday card for my granddaughter who turned One year old. I used googly eyes and gave each bear a fuzzy nose!

Happy Birthday Gracie!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Christmas in July Has Begun

Christmas in July cardmaking has begun! I am going to the end of do one for each day in July. That will be a big help towards my 100+ cards I need to make.

Here are some I have done already! Hope they inspire you to get going on your cards as well.