July 4, 2012

Scallop Square Easel Card

Posted in 3D items, Cards tagged , , , , at 9:11 am by bejewelledcreations

I really enjoy the bright yellow of this card – all summery and fresh (if only we had the same weather!!!) I love the crispness of the white & yellow ribbon and crocheted flower – so cute.

I wanted to use my Scallop square Stampin’ Up! die for an easel  card and so I planned around it with this card. I’ve used the Crayon Resist technique again on Glossy White cardstock and used the brayer to ink Blushing Bride over the top. (The white areas are where I coloured with the wax crayon.)

I haven’t bothered with a sentiment again – this card is now useful for any ocassion!

Stamps: Bordering on Romance

Inks: Black Staz-On, Blushing Bride

Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Glossy White, Whisper White

Others: Brayer, wax crayon, Big Shot, Large Scallop Square Bigz Clear Die, Fleurettes II, Glimmer Brads, 1 1/4″ Striped Grosgrain ribbon, Rhinestone jewels.

 ~Thanks for visiting~

XX Julia.


June 22, 2012

Lovely as a Tree – Crayon Resist Technique

Posted in Cards tagged , , , , , , , , at 8:50 am by bejewelledcreations


Here’s a card that I made with a fabulous technique called, “Crayon Resist”.

I demonstrated this technique (not this exact card) at a recent Workshop and it’s really fun to play around with different images to see how they end up. I’ll post the card that I demonstrated with the same technique at later date.

Images © 1990-2012 Stampin’ Up! ®

You’ll need to use Glossy White cardstock, Black Staz-On ink, a normal wax crayon (raid the kiddies pencil case for that!), a tissue, a brayer or sponge and of course the  inks of your choice.

Start by stamping your chosen image onto Glossy White cardstock with Staz-On ink (be careful not to push too hard or you’ll be skating all over the cardstock as it’s quite slippery!!) I set this aside to dry a little and you can use this time to complete the rest of your card while the Staz-On is setting. Once the Staz-On is dry, you can use the wax crayon to colour-in the areas that you wish to remain white (in this case, it’s the tree trunk and leaves). I used my brayer to roll ink over the image, starting at the bottom with the lightest colour first. Continue with the next colour and the next. Once this is done, (I let my ink “settle” for a little bit too) you can use a normal tissue to gently rub over the stamped image and rub off the crayon – leaving a pretty effect on your cardstock.

If you don’t have a brayer you can use a sponge cut into wedges to rub (in circles) over the cardstock until you get the depth of colour you’re happy with.

Here’s another card I made at the same time with the Lovely as a Tree set.

I don’t even mind that the white areas are a bit “chunky”; I like to think it adds to the rustic feel. *laughs*.

Images © 1990-2012 Stampin’ Up! ®

I made a gift tag to go with the card too, quick and easy!

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Loving Thoughts (Autumn-Winter mini)

Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Basic Black, Glossy White

Inks: So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Black Staz-On

Other: Brayer, Wax Crayon, So Saffron Taffeta ribbon, Designer Buttons (Brights), Pink Hearts edgepunch, Linen Thread.

Thanks for Visiting

X Julia.

April 6, 2010

Crayon Resist Technique

Posted in Cards tagged , , , at 8:32 am by bejewelledcreations

Crayon Resist is a very pretty and easy technique (once you know what you’re doing. LOL!) and is a lot of fun to play around with.

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up!

 This card is made by stamping on either Whisper White or Glossy White cardstock with Basic Black ink. You will need a WAX crayon too. It’s very important it be a WAX crayon – not a Watercolour crayon – I learnt the hard way. Raid the children’s Crayola crayons!! Choose a stamp that has an element that you can colour in with the crayon, like the image above so that there is some white space for the crayon resist technique.

Stamp in Basic Black ink and then colour in with the WAX crayon the areas that you want to remain white. Use a Stampin’ Sponge or Brayer to rub or roll your chosen colour of ink over the white cardstock. When you’re happy with your ink coverage (play with it a bit to see what differences you can come up with), and then simply wipe off the crayon with a kitchen paper towel. The areas under the crayon will remain white and give quite a pretty look to your card!

For the card above, I used Whisper White cardstock, Basic Black ink, a white Wax crayon, Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron ink sponged over the white cardstock with Stampin’ Sponges. The stamp set is another of my favourites (aren’t they all? *laughs*) called Scribble This which is available in the current Idea Book & Catalogue.

To see what Crayon Resist looks like on Glossy cardstock, have a look at this card:

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up!

The colours are softer and I’ve used Apricot Appeal, Taken with Teal and Certainly Celery.You can see the circular shapes that have been left by the motion of rubbing the ink over the Glossy cardstock with Sponges – but I like the effect. By rubbing over the cardstock with more ink you can deepen the depth of colour in certain areas, so you’ve quite a bit of control about how vibrant you want the card to be. The ink takes that tiny bit longer to soak into the Glossy cardstock so there’s more ‘play’ and ‘smooshing’ of the ink over the cardstock before it ‘sets’.

If you see anything you like on my blog, please don’t be shy about leaving me a comment – I’d love to hear from you! Comments make me happy!!

Julia xx